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cheap eats for lunch-Lafayette and 4th

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Davis May 10, 2007 08:18 AM

Just started working in the area and I need some ideas. I've been to Whole Foods for salads, Chickpea for Falafel and 'witchcraft for sandwiches (which seem a little small for the price). Anything alse recommended?

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    nokitsch May 10, 2007 08:39 AM

    BITE and Sparky's are two awesome joints next door to each other on Lafayette/Bleecker.

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      melon May 10, 2007 02:08 PM

      this thread got a lot of good responses and covers most places within a few blocks to the west:
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/374356

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        eatfood May 16, 2007 11:03 AM

        What's good at bite and Sparky's?

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          eatfood May 18, 2007 09:58 AM

          I'll try and answer my own question.

          Bite: I tried the prosciutto and mozzarella one and it was great. The bread was toasted perfectly. I assume the other paninis are good too. Their lemonade was also quite refreshing.

          Don't know about Sparky's.

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            nokitsch May 23, 2007 10:08 AM

            Sorry, I was out of the country. At Sparky's, fried chicken, burgers, and fries are good.

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            billyboy May 23, 2007 01:04 PM

            At BITE: the Spicy Middle Eastern Turkey sandwich is amazing. Smoked turkey, plum tomatoes, greens, creamy hummus, and sambal sauce on a ciabatta roll. The turkey/swiss/pesto panini, proscuitto/sun-dried tomato/mozzarella panini are both really good as well.

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              jackieparis May 23, 2007 01:50 PM

              I like the curried tuna sandwich there too.

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          roze May 10, 2007 02:29 PM

          Nolita House

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            abr269 May 11, 2007 08:23 PM

            i hear that if you ask for extra meat at 'witchcraft they will give it to you for free!

            1. DarthEater May 12, 2007 01:33 PM

              Cafe Zaiya is a block before chickepea. Their curry bread is delicious.

              Make a cheese sandwich at the East village cheese shop 9th and 3rd.

              1. noot May 16, 2007 12:57 PM

                Have you tried the sandwiches from Crosby Connection on Crosby between Bleecker and Houston? Its literally a hole in the wall with cheap/tasty sandwiches made my a jovial Italian man named Joey.

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                  maxine May 18, 2007 10:18 AM

                  Karen's on Astor. Good sandwiches, soups and great veggie chili. All organic.

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                    jackieparis Oct 6, 2008 09:01 AM

                    Anyone have any more suggestions?

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                      kathryn Oct 6, 2008 10:34 AM

                      Try the new location of Pinche Taqueria, which is on Lafayette and Bleecker. It's in the old Sparky's space.

                      If you are wiling to cross Houston into Soho, a few more options open up but it might take a little more time.

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                        jackieparis Oct 6, 2008 11:07 AM

                        Thanks for the recommendation. I was just over there by Bite and wondering how Pinche was.

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                          kathryn Oct 6, 2008 12:10 PM

                          Stick with the fish, shrimp, or pork options. The beef was only so-so. Haven't tried the chicken but haven't heard good things either.

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