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Lunch near Davis Square Farmers Market?

pasta Aug 9, 2006 01:54 PM

Any recs for someplace good for takeout?

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    melle76 RE: pasta Aug 9, 2006 01:59 PM

    well, if you like big wraps, salads, or smoothies, blue shirt cafe is good; anna's is somewhat run-of-the-mill mexican, as you probably know; there's a new-ish tibetan sandwich shop across from anna's that i have yet to try, but is supposed to be good; diesel makes some nice sandwiches; ben japon (?) is supposed to be 'fast' thai food, but don't know how it is; o'naturals has some nice sandwiches and salads.. and, of course, if you like pizza, i'm partial to mike's. or, if you like dogs, spike's is supposed to be good.

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      gini RE: melle76 Aug 9, 2006 05:58 PM

      O'Naturals makes me sad. The concepts seems solid, but the execution is off. The sandwiches are expensive for what they are: meat between two slices of stale bread. Nothing on the side. The sandwiches themselves are sad - the buffalo chicken is a few pieces of barely spiced chicken breasts and that's it.

      As already mentioned, Sessa's, Blueshirt, Dave's & Deisel make a good sandwich.

      The Tibetan place you're thinking of is Martsa on Elm - and her kid sister cafe next door also has some lunch items.

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        DavisSquare RE: gini Aug 9, 2006 06:10 PM

        I agree. It's a nice place to hang out, especailly with kids on weekend mornings, and the pastries are pretty good (still Carberry's) but the food is marginal at best. It's a shame since it is such a good idea.

    2. ponyboy RE: pasta Aug 9, 2006 02:07 PM

      How about Redbones for bbq?

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        Ernie Diamond RE: ponyboy Aug 9, 2006 03:38 PM

        As big a fan as I am of Redbones, lunch there is pretty poor. Mostly leftovers from the previous night's service as far as I can tell.

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          Joshua B RE: Ernie Diamond Aug 9, 2006 03:47 PM

          Also, see the Near Davis Square topic: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        vanna f.k.a. babette RE: pasta Aug 9, 2006 03:51 PM

        avoid Benjapon. Greasy and unauthentic. How hard is it to screw up pad thai?

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