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Sep 14, 2006 06:58 PM

Inexpensive Lunch: 42nd Btwn 2nd & 3rd

Just started working on 42nd btwn 2nd and 3rd...looking for good, inexpensive lunch recomendations. I'll eat just about anything, so all types of food welcome.

Thank you in advance!!!

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  1. If you don't mind a short walk:

    As cliche as it is, the soup at Soup Man (i.e. Soup Nazi) are pretty good. Just don't expect to be served without repeating your order over and over to the lobotomy success stories behind the counter--nowadays, it's the customer who has to keep the employees in line.

    And of course, the 'Wichcraft kiosks in Bryant Park are good but pricey. (I recommend the Fontina Grilled Cheese and the Roast Pork.)

    1. Phoenix Garden. Good, some dare say great, Cantonese on 40th btw 2nd and 3rd. They have daily lunch specials

      1. There is also a location on 46th and just off 5th avenue.

        1. good burger - 43rd and 2nd.

          1. Yagura; Japanese lunch counter/grocery; good and cheap bento box lunch on 41st street between Madison & 5th

            Zaiya; Japanese/Sandwich/bread; 41st between Madison & 5th

            Chiyoda Sushi; take out sushi/lunch box and eat-in sushi restaurant; reasonable priced on 41st between Madison & 5th

            Chikubu Japanese restaurant; on 44th between Madison & 5th; Friday lunch special larmen noodle is a hit; always a line after 12:00

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            1. re: Smokyduck

              To add to the list:

              Katagiri, on 59th b/t 2nd & 3rd: Japanese grocery, with a deli-esque counter, sushi, and bento boxes (I think they get them from Chiyoda - at least the stickers on the boxes say so...) - the bento boxes are discounted after a certain hour in the afternoon, and make for very tasty dinners.