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Mar 12, 2007 09:44 PM

Workaday Flatiron/Chelsea lunch

I see there's another post for lunch near the Flatiron but that seems to be for a higher price point, so I figured I'd start here instead of hijacking.

Anyway, I am getting bored with my options. I love the Shake Shack when it's open, but I can rarely get away from my desk long enough to stand in line. (Plus I can't eat too many Shack burgers or I'll puff out like a balloon.) I order lots of delivery sushi from Edo or Hanami, but I'm starting to get apoplexy realizing how much money I spend on lunch every month. I like Rickshaw but I'm getting a little bored with it. New York Burger Co. is a little too heavy for midday for me.

Help me find more tasty, quick takeout lunches in the vicinity of 23rd/5th! Under $10, healthy, and/or delivery available even better.

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  1. Have you tried the tea room at Tamarind? I haven't been there in a while but they used to have delicious wraps, and at the time they were reasonably priced.

    Eisenberg's is of course not healthy but it is a great place and very inexpensive.

    There is a great little spot (Benvenuto cafe?) on the corner of 23rd and Broadway in Madison Green building on 5 East 22nd Street with a superb salad bar and good soups. I have always thought that a seat at the counter facing the park is one of the best seats in NYC!

    1. Lenny's Sandwich on 23rd is pretty freaking good

      1. Sala 19 delivers and their bocadillos are great
        Aki sushi also delivers and has a lunch special
        Republic - fast delivery and the food is very good. I like the chicken skewers and veggie dumplings for lunch.
        Ennju - Japanese. I order from here at least once a wek

        1. I love the salads at Chop't on 17th & Broadway. I'm not sure of the delivery policy.

          1. Danielle's Piadina: italian flatbread sandwiches with priscioutto, fresh mozza and the like. tasty and light. 22nd & 6th.

            Tebaya: japanese chicken wings... apparently the only of this variety in nyc. delicious. sweet and garlicky sauce, black pepper and sesame seeds. $6.95 lunch special with 8 of them and salad, rice and soda. not overly filling. 19th btwn 6th & 7th.

            Mangia: buffet and various food stations of italian fare. like many mega-deli's of new york, but tastier and healthier options. 23rd btwn 5th & 6th.