Cheap eats (lunch) on 50st and 8 Ave
I recently started a new job in this area and it's been a while since I worked in midtown/west.
Any suggestions for good eat-in or takeout lunch spots that are under $8 in walking distance? Thanks!
Luigi's pizza on 8th and mid 50s was not so bad when I worked in that area.
There's a wendy's and mcdonalds on 56, 57th or something .
Avenues are fairly long though.
But definitely hit 9th avenue.
double cooked pork lunch special at Grand Sichuan. It's a dollar more to sit inside than take out.
pad see ew, pad kra kow, lard na from Pam Real Thai. avoid the curry. You'll probably be drinking water fountain water and taking out. As it's probably close to 8 dollars after tax.
Go sushi. Not sure I would eat the sushi there (a lot of people do though) but the other stuff is fine. Don;t think you need to tip as it is self service.
10th avenue has
cheap 2 dollar taco joints like tulcingo de valle or Tehuitzingo Deli
and cheap indian places like desi deli.
It's kind of a tough area. Sosa Borella is a little more than that depending on what you order, but a good standby...it's right on the corner of 50th and 8th. The Amish market(not sure if that's the actual name) is on 9th Avenue b/t 49th and 50th and has good soups and sandwiches. Hale and Hearty is on 49th, just past 7th, as is Sapporo for pretty decent ramen. Also just tried Aki on 48th b/t 8th and Broadway and they had some great sushi lunch deals (2 rolls for $8?).
Wondee Siam and Wondee Siam II are on 9th ave around 50/54th. It's good Thai food. Also, a popular inexpensive restaurant is Vynl, on 9th Avenue between 50th and 52st. I second Azuri, as well.