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Where to? Astor Place Lunch Hour

buzzard83 Oct 18, 2006 07:04 PM

So many choices- Any suggestions for lunch near Astor Place/East Village? Both eat-in and take-out! Thanks in advance...

  1. Uptownflavor Dec 1, 2006 04:06 PM

    I stopped into Acme on Great Jones off of Broadway and was pleasantly surprised. I was actually on my way to Mama's but didn't want to walk over that far.

    1. wleatherette Dec 1, 2006 02:22 PM

      there's b&h dairy on 2nd ave btw st. mark's & 7th for wonderful soups, fabulous challah, and delicious overstuffed sandwiches. it's quick, has a great vibe, and is cheaper and 100000x tastier than a chain like au bon pain.

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        maxine Dec 1, 2006 01:05 PM

        Karen's of Astor is right there!! Great sandwiches and soups, love the veggie chillie.
        Wichcraft on 8th between broadway and University. A few doors down is Au Bon Pan, which actually does have good soup and breads, and is very quick.

        1. janethepain Oct 19, 2006 03:37 PM

          The East Village has got to be the best place in Manhattan for good eats.

          Cafe Zaiya
          Cafe Orlin
          Little Poland, Veselka, Christine's
          Caracas Arepa Bar
          Rai Rai Ken

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            Pan Oct 19, 2006 09:30 AM

            Also, Grand Sichuan St. Marks, Cafe Mogador, Teresa's, Little Poland, and Menkui Tei (their ramen is just OK to me, but their gyozas are excellent).

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            1. re: Pan
              Peter Cuce Nov 30, 2006 07:13 PM

              What was excellent about their gyoza? Maybe they changed? Last time I tried them they tasted fresh from the freezer?

              1. re: Peter Cuce
                Pan Dec 1, 2006 08:46 AM

                When I've had them, they've been very tasty (sort of tangy) and crispy.

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              tikka Oct 19, 2006 05:38 AM

              6th St for Indian
              99 Miles to Philly
              Pizza Mercato

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                jessica Oct 19, 2006 03:20 AM

                I work in the area, here is my list:

                Atlas Cafe
                Dosa Cart
                Blue 9 Burger
                Coffee Master (e. 4th street)
                Nickys Vietnamese Sanwiches (bit of a walk)
                Burritoville & Chipotle

                There is always 6th street for Indian, and a bunch of places on St. Marks.

                happy eating!

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