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Lunch near Maimonides?

carfreeinla Jan 15, 2007 01:42 AM

Looks like I will be spending a good chunk of time at the hospital. Any suggestions for lunch within walking distance?

  1. Eggsactley Jan 15, 2007 04:04 AM

    If you feel like taking a short ride on the B11 bus you can go east to DiFara or west to the 8th Ave. Chinatown or the 5th Ave. Latino strip.

    1. bigmackdaddy Jan 15, 2007 04:38 AM

      Try Miller's Diner. It's underneath the El on New Utrecht and 56th Street

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        carfreeinla Jan 15, 2007 02:48 PM

        Is Millers the only option within walking distance? A find or do-able? I may brown bag it...

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        1. re: carfreeinla
          bigmackdaddy Jan 15, 2007 06:08 PM

          Besides the greasy spoons next door to the hospital on Ft Hamilton Pkwy? Nope! Not really. There's a decent Mexican place on the corner of 47th Street and 7th Ave. that I go too when I visit the bike shop next to it, but that's all i can think of (besides Chinatown & Miller's, etc).

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          kerry6767 Jan 15, 2007 03:05 PM

          There really isn't much within walking distance, if you don't want to take a bus ride or if you don't have a car, brown bag it. Anything decent is really a hike.

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            gpcohen Jan 15, 2007 03:53 PM

            There's a good homestyle Polish diner/cafe on the 4700 block of New Utrecht--west/hospital side of the street. Good soups.

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            1. re: gpcohen
              Mike R. Jan 15, 2007 04:42 PM

              Tripe soup, perhaps?

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              Mike R. Jan 15, 2007 04:41 PM

              Here's your slamdunk lunch special:

              Squid with lemongrass on rice or ANY of the soup or rice-plate specials (they run about $4 bucks each and quite filling!) at GIA LAM...conveniently located on 8th Avenue near 48th Street.

              Another few blocks north to 43rd Street gets you to BA XUYEN, renowned on this Board for bahn mi sandwiches.

              The pizza place on 10th Avenue & 51st Street has excellent fried calamari and heroes, FYI.

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                carfreeinla Jan 15, 2007 10:37 PM

                Well as it turns out, good news:I wound up going from doctor to doctor and never left the building. Bad news is that I will be back again. Stopped at the mega veggie emporiums on Ft Hamilton and loaded up with some incredible provisions at amazing prices. Puts Fairway to shame...

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