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Any recommendations for a fun, wallet friendly lunch in Soho for a group of moms and teenage daughters, close to shopping on Broadway between Houston and Canal?

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  1. Here are 2 possibilities:

    Kelley and Ping, 127 Greene, just south of Houston. Funky Asian decor, casual menu, mostly of noodle and rice dishes, all well prepared. You go up and order your food, which keeps the prices down. It's a fun, popular place.

    Jerry's, 101 Prince. A Soho stalwart, kind of like an upscale diner with a good variety of food ranging from sandwiches and salads to more ambitious entrees. This used to be a huge art world hangout, but now the art world has mostly left Soho. In any case, it's still a hangout and a comfortable place for a casual lunch.

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    1. re: bookistan

      Just north of Soho is Noho Star, on Bleecker & Lafayette. Also Spring Street Natural on Spring & Lafayette. Both are pretty gently priced and have large menus.

    2. Despite the Jane bashing that frequents this site, they have a wonderful lunch menu that will not pinch the pocket too much.

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      1. re: Knowitall

        agreed.
        a very good restaurant

        1. re: The Jumps

          Also agreed; I think there's been one or two mentions of Jane's burger in all the frenzied "best burger" threads, but it is really quite good. Good brunch as well.

        2. re: Knowitall

          I know no one will read this as this post is already a month old but who in their right mind would bash Jane. INHO a fantastic neighborhood restaurant and even worth a trip if you're in the city. If you're unsure what to order absolutely without question order the double cut pork chop. Repeat it with me "Double Cut Pork Chop".

        3. While the food is not spectacular or anything, Lucky Strike (Grand St, just east of W.Broadway) might be a fun place for the group you describe. The lamb&leek sandwich is tasty, as are the frites. Salad nicoise is nice too. And hearty inexpensive wine by the glass.

          Jerry's (recommended by a poster below) is also a good choice.

          1. I went to Le Quinze on west houston street and sullivan and it was very good. I tried the croque-monsieur and I am agree with Eric Azimov from New York Times and Adam Plat from New York Magazine that it's one of the best in town.

            1. Aroma Espresso Bar (160 Wooster but on Houston) has terrific salads. They're huge and around $7. The bread and coffee is good and the sandwiches and all-day breakfast and bourekas look great. The place is airy, bright and modern.