Lunch in Chelsea
- Syphrite Jul 18, 2006 03:06 PM
It's hot today and I'm tired of going to my usual spot to grab salad. Any recommendations for good lunch spots in the 26th & 7th area (or within 5 or 7 blocks) that aren't completely unhealthy or overly bread centric? :)
I'd suggest Grand Sichuan on 24th and 9th, but I don't know if it meets your standards for "healthy." There's Pepe Giallo between 24th and 25th on 10th, but perhaps that's a bit far to go even for an excellent mozzarella, tomato, basil, and arugula sandwich.
You may want to check out Manhattan Heroes on 27th and 7th. I'm a fan of their rice and beans, their Friday shrimp stew, and, if I'm in an unhealthy mood, the fried chicken. Nothing is over 8 dollars. There is also a Greek diner on 28th and 7th that I vaguely recall getting a good lamb souvlaki from. Also, for Indian, check out Sirtaj on 26th between 6th and Broadway. Really good tandoori chicken and other nice curry dishes, and nice people. I assume you've already acquainted yourself with the variety of lunch items at Whole Foods. On 23 and 7th, a little bit toward 8th, near the YMCA is my favorite falafel place in the area, Pita Hut, which also serves a variety of Middle Eastern food and fresh juice. That's a nice lunch option.
I go to Whole Foods on 24th almost every day but I've never tried their buffet bar until yesterday. It was decent and probably as healthy as I'll get for the area...even though it was almost $10 for a small box of veggies!
I think I'm on a buffet kick now. I walk past Cafe 28 every day and I went in for a juice one day and saw that their buffet looked pretty good. Any reviews? :)
I'll definitely try out the Indian recommendations this week.
Ive tried RUB once and thought it was ok, nothing spectacular...as is most bbq in the city. SIGH!
these are a little walk but
Energy Kitchen W 17th St | Btwn 8th & 9th Ave
Pump W 38th St | Btwn 6th Ave & Bway
Toastie's 7th Ave | Btwn 22nd & 23rd St
Pars W 26th St | Btwn 7th & 8th Ave (Persian food)