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a couple of days a week i go through penn station, and i'm wondering if this is a chowhound wasteland. (it feels nothing like grand central, that's for sure.) i've tried "Hot and Crispy" (?)-a baker, sandwich place--and "central market" next door in the main concourse. the sandwiches are ok, but is there anything else? I'm looking for something to go, not a sit down.

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  1. it is a wasteland. if you have time to go above-ground, there's Bruce's Burgers in the "alley" next to K-mart. they serve great burgers -- beef or grilled chicken -- and fries. there's a good salad bar called Ashby's on SE corner of 7th ave and 36th Street. across the street is hale and hearty.

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      yvonne johnson

      i thought i might have to emerge from the hell-hole to get something decent. thanks for your recs. i'll be trying them.

    2. I work near Penn Station and I would suggest going to the Penn Deli on the Western side of the station which faces 8th Avenue. In the back there is a sushi "bar" that makes a real tasty, Spicy Chicken Udon Soup. If you try it, let me know what you think.

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      1. europan cafe inside penn station looks really clean and fresh from the outside but i find that its is not that great... i went in to get a simple turkey sandwich on foccasia bread.. the bread was very hard.. the mayo at the counter looked crusty and old.. and why pay $6 for such an awful sandwich.. i am really not impressed.. why open a cafe if you cannot keep the food fresh and serve customers properly.. i am convinced that the bread was a few days old... focaccia has never tasted so awful