Smart Alec's is such a one block down telegraph from the UCB campus and I frequent this place often for lunch. They offer good burgers, salads, sandwiches, and soups at a reasonable price. The best deal is probably the soup and salad or soup and sandwich combo. You can choose from a variety of their vegetarian or meat selections and their vegan soups and it is always served with a large piece of their homemade corn bread! It's fast food, in the sense that if you are in a hurry you will wait less than 5 minutes for your food to be read, but the quality of the food far surpasses any of kind of fast food place. It is especially busy from 12 - 1, when many workers are on their lunch break or classes just let out, but again you never have too wait too long. If you are in the mood for a burger and fries without the guilt, give Smart Alec's a try!
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