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Good place to eat lunch by myself on 5th Ave, Park Slope?

I'm working near there weekdays....looking for some nice, inexpensive places to have lunch. Thanks!

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  1. Press 152 (or whatever the number is) on 5th between Berkeley and Union is great for lunch. Terrific sandwiches, lovely outside garden.

    1. but where exactly do you mean?
      Bonnie's grill is now open for lunch. Also go to Tempo Presto and get a sandwich and go sit in the 3rd street park also A&S pork store, they make sandwichs.
      There is also a very good Mexican Restaurant on 5th bet 11&12th called Tacos Nuevos Mexico. I reccommend the posole and the tacos. the Pipian is good too. KInara for Some Indian Food. There is a new Turkish where the Curry Shop used to be, but have not eaten there.

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      1. re: jason carey

        Around 5th and Union...thanks for the advice! Can't wait to try these places.

        1. re: jason carey

          I have. It's called Alaturka and their chicken kabob sandwich is delicious and comes on their own baked seeded wheat-bread like rolls...so good.

        2. taro's lunch special is just stupid cheap...and very comfortable for dining alone.

          1. Kiku & Tamari are both pretty good for Japanese. One of them only does lunch on Thursdays & Fridays. I can't remember which is which.

            Some of the good suggestions, like Nuevo Mexico are too much of a trek from Union. I've been pretty underwhelmed by Kinara. It may be the best Indian in the Slope, but that's not saying much. I prefer Press 152 to Tempo Presto, but both are good, and Tempo Presto has very good gelato. There's a Pan-Asian place a tad north of Union that's really awful, but I'm blanking out on the name (run by Malaysian Chinese people). It's too bad because they have a very cheap lunch special. I gave it two tries.

            I've always wondered about that hole-in-the-wall Latino place on 4th between Union & President. Has anybody tried it?


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            1. re: Peter Cherches

              Re: Hole in the Wall latino
              I've had the pernil and arroz con habachuelos and they were very good and reasonably priced. Their roasted chicken looks good also. There's great food smells coming out of that shop just about every time I pass by coming and going from the R train station.

              1. re: Peter Cherches

                must be Tamari. Kiku does lunch everyday

              2. viejo yayo on 5th and roughly dean or so, is excellent dominican/cuban place. biscuit has lousy barbecue but good fried chicken. not sure if song is open for lunch, they have great thai food. mekong is excellent vietnamesse and you can sit outside. its 5th and carroll, or maybe garfield. la villa next door is great brick oven pizza and you can also sit outside.

                1. I used to live very close by. Not sure if they still do, but Bierkraft used to make sandwiches out of ANYTHING you want from their deli case: great cured meats and cheeses, good veggies, at a very reasonable price (ie, the same as a big deli sandwich, or anything from Press 195 ). Take it and sit on one of the benches in front of Uncle Louie G's. You could probably eat half for lunch and save the other half: they were huge!

                  I also like the Falafel at Olive Vine on 7th near Lincoln, and the Mexican place on 7th (LA Taqueria, I think?) is a good place to dine solo: no table service, but they do have tables, and pretty good lemonade.

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                  1. re: Budino

                    Hmm, also, Union Hall has a food menu. I don't know if its open for lunch on weekdays though.

                    1. re: elecsheep9

                      Kinara on 5th and 11th is a great deal for lunch - as long as you can finish the food . . .they won't let you take away a doggie bag, but this indian place is one of the only, no the only good indian places in park slope - and the lunch special is half-off anything on the menu.

                      1. re: yuriwebboy

                        No leftover take-away? That's wack. It's not an all-you-can-eat deal. What could they be thinking?

                        1. re: Pulpio

                          yeah it was weird to see a woman trying to give us (at another table!) some of her tandori chicken. . .

                          1. re: yuriwebboy

                            Is that a new thing? I never had a problem taking leftovers home from Kinara, but I haven't been there in several months.

                            As for recommendations, there's a good new Peruvian place "El Pollo" or something like that near 5th and 2nd street. I second the recommendations for Los Pollitos and Tacos Nuevo Mexico. If you can walk down to 6th Street, Thai Sky is a reliable Thai place. And La Villa at Garfield is rock solid Italian but I don't know if they have lunch.

                  2. Los Pollitos is casual. It's about three blocks above Union. The veggie fajitas use a generous amount of juicy portabella mushrooms and they make the guacamole on the spot.

                    1. Is La Tequeria still on 7th Ave. in Park Slope? I like that place.

                      Also, 5th Ave. Bagueltique or La Bagel Delight on 7th Ave. for a quick bagel sandwich.

                      How about Fava, by the 7th Ave. F train stop?

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                      1. re: katkoupai

                        Fava has been gone for at least a couple of years! La Taqueria is still on 7th.

                        1. re: Peter Cherches

                          I'm not in the area anymore. I do know that I used to like all those places. Thanks, Peter. :)

                          I'm sad to hear Fava is gone. I ate at that place quite a bit.

                          The only other place that I recognize in the above recs is Los Pollitos.

                          1. re: katkoupai

                            Press 195 has great salads and sandwiches.
                            and they have a really cute garden out back.
                            try the citrus chicken salad, its awesome!