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Frankie Lee Apr 19, 2004 12:22 PM

looking to grab a sandwich around union square so i can eat it outside. any good places to grab one around the square (preferably west side of square)? thanks!

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    romafan Jan 16, 2007 07:32 PM

    Tarallucci e Vino's northern outpost on 18th (19th?) St., btwn B'dway & Fifth.

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      bob Apr 21, 2004 01:48 PM

      The 'deli' at 5th and 13th will sell you a bacon and egg on a roll for $1.75 - last one had so much good bacon my jaw got sore from chewing!

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        bk Apr 19, 2004 10:40 PM

        Not too long ago some hounds posted positive comments about an Indian(?) cart that I belive parked on 14th St. in front of the Food Emporium.

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          chasgee Apr 19, 2004 09:24 PM

          What about that place on the southeast corner of the square on the ground floor of the Beth Israel branch that is there? Enter from street or from lobby. I think it's an Au Bon Pain.

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            dkstar1 Apr 19, 2004 01:03 PM

            "wichcraft, next to Craft and Craftbar on, I think, 19th bet. Park Ave. South and B'Way)...good sandwiches. Perhaps a dollar more expensive than they need to be, but good nonetheless.

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              enrevanche Apr 19, 2004 02:00 PM

              Enthusiastically seconding the 'wichcraft recommendation. In addition to lunchtime sandwiches, they also have great breakfast stuff (I am partial to the bacon, egg and gorgonzola sandwich) and good pastries (try the killer cinnamon rolls if they have them... they often sell out fast.)

              I often stop there for a cheap, satisfying late breakfast on my way to the Union Square Greenmarket.

              - er

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                chow22 Apr 19, 2004 04:00 PM

                Rainbow Falafel is literally the best falafel in the city. I used to work down there and miss it so much. The grape leaves are amazing as well.

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                  a&w Apr 20, 2004 12:40 PM

                  I second the Rainbow recommendation wholeheartedly(make sure you get the excellent peppery hot sauce) but disagree that they are the best in the city.

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                    bcroyer Jan 16, 2007 04:51 PM

                    Rainbow seems to have slipped significantly in the last year. I've had very "off" experiences about half the time--soggy falafel, chunks of iceberg lettuce root, mealy tomatoes, bitter sauces. It was never the "best" falafel in the city, not by a long shot, but it was always a consistent cheap lunch. Less so lately.

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                  gourmet2 Apr 19, 2004 10:53 PM

                  witchcraft is awful and the place's a construction hazard. Imagine putting a ceasar salad on a sandwich - pure sog. Collichio is the town's most overrated cook and that's tough competition.

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                  knoedel Apr 19, 2004 12:45 PM

                  1.) Rainbow Falafel. 26 East 17th Street

                  2.) Mandler's. 26 East 17th Street -- German Sausages etc. (they are right next door to each other)

                  3.) Chopt 24 East 17th - salads and stuff, not bad for a lunch salad to go.

                  Link: http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

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                    M Apr 19, 2004 12:37 PM

                    Mandler's on 17th just West of Union Sq does a variety of sausage "sandwiches" (on a long roll, or in a wrap). pretty tasty and moderately priced.

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