Just about every Christmas I go to a Jewish deli. Cantor's in the Fairfax district of LA is one, Jerry's in Encino is another - and of course the City Deli! This is a place for salads, and these alone will feed two. The menu is long and so you won't be lacking in a choice. City Deli is in the fun Hillcrest district, and the people watching is a delight. A great staff too, and cheerful feeling.
City Deli is very close to the Landmark Theater, a place for independent and other interesting films. It is also a block away from the medical centers.