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Good (and fast) eats around South Station?

Dr.Jimbob Mar 9, 2007 12:27 PM

My wife and I are going to be taking a bus out of South Station tonight. We were thinknig about grabbing a very quick take-out bite before leaving. (So chinatown is out of the question; simply too far.) Anybody know of any good, fast alternatives to the food court in the area?

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    amethyst lady Mar 9, 2007 12:41 PM

    Dr.Jimbob, there are a few places around South Station but they aren't quick. Why eschew the food court? Get yourself a nice fresh salad and a good hot sandwich at Au Bon Pain-- there's a chicken sandwich with tarragon mayo on a croissant that is warm and yummy. Then you can walk over to the Rosie's Bakery and have yourself some good coffee and a piece of something wonderful for dessert. And you won't have to go out in this dreadful cold...

    1. foodforthought.m Mar 9, 2007 12:46 PM

      Most places in the leather district will be a bit long... I agree with amethyst lady and say try the foodcourt- sad but can be tasty and fast

      1. Boatrocker Mar 9, 2007 01:15 PM

        The selection at the Amtrak station has improved a little lately, They now have Cosi:
        http://www.getcosi.com/

        Also, Master Wok offers a few interesting things such as tea eggs, pork/vegetable buns, etc, And yes, there are plenty of fresh salads and sandwiches at Au Bon Pain. If you want to buy something at Rosie's, keep in mind that they don't stay open very late. I have walked by Rosie's early-to-mid evening and seen them closing up.

        1. Dr.Jimbob Mar 9, 2007 01:22 PM

          Thanks for a rapid reply. Guess all is not lost, and I hadn't realized Cosi was now an option in the train section. Will try there. Thanks again!

          1. limster Mar 9, 2007 01:48 PM

            How about Andale for Mexican? I think it's only open on weekdays for lunch. Enjoyed the mole enchilada in the past.

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              windycity Mar 11, 2007 07:35 PM

              Near the corner of Kneeland and Washington St. is a tiny hole in the wall place that has to go boxes of spring rolls, deliciously crispy egg rolls, and banh mi (your choice of meat, made to order in under 2 mins for $2.50 each.) I used to eat the blah pizza in the food court until I found this option, and it's a little bit of a walk, but so well worth it.

              It provides a little comfort while traveling down to NYC on a noisy bus.

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                limster Mar 11, 2007 09:24 PM

                That place sounds like New Saigon sandwiches. I love their spring rolls too!

              2. kittychow Mar 12, 2007 08:17 AM

                I'd call ahead and order a pizza or two from Sorriso on South Street. (http://www.sorrisoboston.com/). You might be able to order a panini as well.

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