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Oct 4, 2006 05:46 PM

Lunch finds around 2nd/Mission?

I need some ideas for chowhound-worthy, relatively inexpensive (under $10 per person) lunch spots in this area. I don't know much about this side of Market St. Any suggestions? (Preferably non-chains, but hey, I'm desperate).

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  1. I like caffe Mondo on Mission at 2nd - great sandwiches!

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    1. re: AChrystal

      Any particular sandwiches to recommend?

    2. I work at 3rd/Market, so I eat around here a lot. There's a Cafe Madeleine on New Montgomery, right next to Specialty's; I like them both. My favourite inexpensive lunch is probably AG Ferrari's pasta con pollo, on Mission at 3rd.

      1. there's a chinese restaurant on 2nd between Market and Mission.

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        1. re: kc72

          Many people love B&M Mei Sing despite complaints of msg and grease (unfounded?). It's the quintessential Cantonese rice plate place.

        2. Zebulon is off 2nd and Natoma?, or is it Minna...where that Japenese place is on the corner, go towards First down the alley. Great salads and sammys.

          Henry's Hunan, off 2nd, but the other diredtion in the same alley.

          Osha Thai...if you can handle the lines. It's on 2nd.

          On New Mont'g and Mission, few doors down from Chipolte, there is a great place for gyros and falafels. It's a small to-go place.

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          1. Tea Garden, on Mission between 1st and 2nd. Taiwanese rice plates, noodles, snacks, and bubble teas. I especially like the beef noodle soup and the stuffed bread with fatty pork, cilantro, and pickled greens.