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.
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!
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
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.