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Oct 30, 2006 04:46 PM

Good places for a quick lunch near 17th & Arch?

Hi! I'm going to work at 17th & Arch and was wondering if there are some good places for lunch within a few blocks. I'm also looking for good food carts too. Thanks!

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  1. Mama's Vegetarian has good falafel and eggplant with homemade pitas about 4 blocks away. On 20th and Ranstead. They have a website.

    1. Cart: chinese cart across the parkway in front of Friends Select School (get the Cantonese wonton soup).
      Restaurants: Asia on the Parkway (inexpensive), Matyson (expensive but worth it). Soups at Amazon Juice used to be great - haven't been there since they became Rainforest. There is always Wawa. I'm unimpressed with the deli next to the Wawa. You're not far from the Basset's Turkey place at 17th and Penn Center. If it's a nice day, just walk down Arch to RTM.