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Suggestion for Lunch- Fifth Avenue 14-18th Streets

Is it possible to find something tasty, healthy yet inexpensive in this area that doesn't come from a deli table? Please advise.

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  1. Plenty in the area. City Bakery, Taralluci e Vino, and the Whole Foods cafe, just to name a few.

    1. Mesa Grill on 15th and 5th has an excellent lunch. BLT Fish Shack on 17th (near 6th Ave) is casual and yummy. Rosa Mexicano on 18th (near Broadway) is pretty solid too.

      1. Keep in the mind they key element is inexpensive :-)

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        1. re: Uptownflavor

          The Coffee Shop is right on Union Square. Lots of models work there so good people watching. Delicious reasonable food (more of a breakfast/brunch/lunch place), sometimes music on weekends. It gets really crowded so if you don't like to wait in line, it might not work. If it is nice weather you can sit outside. Union Square Cafe, Olives in the W Hotel - but that's NOT inexpensive.

        2. for take out
          5th Ave Epicure for soup
          Rainbow Falafel on 17th btw 5th and Broadway
          there's a Dean and Deluca on University, with an area to sit and eat, but that might be edging towards City Bakery in price

          1. VILLAGE YOGURT on 6th and 15th is your best healthy bargain. great veg lunch chow, make sure to get the dumplings with whatever you order. i like the special shake too.

            btw you can sit down in there to eat.