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Mar 22, 2007 03:43 PM

UES lunch

I find myself on 90th and 3rd once a week around lunch time and I thought I would take advantage of that to explore my solo culinary options in the area. I am open to all cusine and prices.

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  1. There's a great little French lunch place called Boulangerie on the corner of 3rd and 79th. They have great sandwiches, salads, soup, and baked goods. It's very low key, but has great food.

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    1. re: jackieparis

      pio pio on 90th/1st has peruvian chicken for really cheap. it's really delicious.
      taco taco on 89th and 2nd is good mexican for the area.

      1. re: jno

        Do you mean Cinco de Mayo on 89th & 2nd?

        I second Pio Pio; Gauchas next door to it has great Argentinean empanadas, a couple of those and you are full and they are only $2.50 each.

        Cafe D'Alsace may have some good lunch specials, they are on 88th & 2nd. Directly on 3rd in that area I don't know of anything great.

        1. re: Bugsey34

          maybe taco taco changed their name to Cinco de Mayo? not sure, i usually just order, so i only know them from the take-out menu.

          1. re: jno

            Taco Taco is wonderful...great and authentic Mex.

            1. re: jno

              Taco Taco and Cinco de Mayo are two separate places roughly across the street from one another.

              Still lamenting the closing of Martha Francis Cheesecake from that same stretch of 2nd Ave but Glasers Bake shop on 87th and 1st (black & white cookie) and Two Little Red Hens on 2nd and 86th are still my go to bakeries in the 'hood!


      2. I like Ichiro on 2nd Ave and about 88th for reasonably priced sushi.

        1. Nick's 94th? and 2nd - branch of the Forest Hills original - pizza and other Italian food

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          1. re: wryorwhite

            There's Yura at Third and 92nd... walk down Third to 86 and just east of Third is Wu Liang Ye which has nice lunches. If you're into hot dogs the famous Papaya King is on the corner of 86th and Third. Next to it on Third is a Burger Heaven... they used to be very good but I haven't been there in years. Sarabeths is over at 92nd and Madison.