As good as USC's on-campus dining halls are, everyone needs a break once in a while to try something new. If you are sick of eating pizza, pasta, and fries everyday and want to munch on yummy yet healthy food for a change, Lorenzo's Central Kitchen is the place to go. 

Lorenzo, an apartment complex full of mostly USC students, is known for its over-the-top amenities such as its movie theater, rock climbing wall, and sauna. However, perhaps the best amenity it has to offer is the restaurant located in the main quad with both indoor and outdoor seating.

Residents will attest that not only does the food taste delicious, but it is fresh and local. Moreover, there are an array of options for people with all types of dietary restrictions. If you are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, or vegetarian, Central Kitchen is paradise to you. 

Here are some recommendations:

1. Philly Cheesesteak Pizza: Sliced Steak, Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese, Mushroom, Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Sliced Pepperoncini

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2. The Central Kitchen Burger: Tomatoes, Pickles, Lettuce, Central Sauce and... 

Cheeses: American, Cheddar, Bleu, Swiss, Mozzarella, Provolone or Feta

Vegetables: Caramelized Onions, Avocado, Sauteed Mushrooms or Arugula

Meats: Bacon or Turkey Bacon

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3. Grilled Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo: Fettuccine Pasta, Sauteed Mushrooms, Garlic Cream Sauce, Grilled Chicken Breast

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4. Açai Bowl: Açai Purée, Granola, Banana, Blueberries

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Almost as good as Amazebowls!

5. Buffalo Chicken Wrap: Grilled Chicken Breast, Spicy Buffalo Sauce, Romaine Lettuce, Chopped Tomato, Shredded Carrot, Bleu Cheese, and Ranch Dressing wrapped in a Flour Tortilla

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6. The Lumberjack (served until noon): 2 Pancakes, 2 Eggs, Choice of: Bacon or Sausage, Choice of: Hash Browns, Sliced Tomato or Fresh Fruit

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Get the most bang for your buck!

7. BBQ Chicken Omelet: BBQ Chicken, Red Onion, Mozzarella, BBQ Sauce, Cilantro

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Will keep you full for a maximum amount of time and give you energy for all of your classes!

Click here for the full menu! 

If you still aren't sold... 

Visit the Lorenzo's Central Kitchen next time you are craving a filling yet nutritious meal, and bring your friends along! With the latest pop music blasting from the many speakers and the beach volleyball court right through the next door, the environment will draw you in immediately. The staff is always willing to have a conversation with you whether it be about how your day was or the latest episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Now... How can I get there? 

Central Kitchen is located at 325 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007. It is open from Monday-Friday 8AM-11PM, and Saturday-Sunday 9AM-11PM.

It is also available on food delivery apps such as Tapingo and UberEats, so you can order meals from the Central Kitchen from the comfort of your own apartment or dorm. The restaurant is extremely considerate in that it will make sure your food is freshly prepared and delivered in no time! 

Not a single dish on the menu disappoints, so you will leave happy and satisfied no matter what you order. 

All images courtesy of Central Kitchen.