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This may be a tough one: Five 30-something girls need CHEAP food after a free visit to the Museum of Modern Art on Friday night! Something within 20 blocks of MOMA would be great, but would consider other Manhattan neighborhoods. Cheap = less than $20/pp...a lot less!! Help!

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  1. Try Empanata Mama on 9th Ave. Or share a great pizza in the John's pizzachurch in the West 40s or get terrific Cuban sandwiches at Havana Central in West 40s...or try Rice and Beans on 9th Ave.

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    1. re: Will4Food

      john's "pizzachurch" is not only funny but a pretty good suggestion.

      thanks for the chuckle, will.

    2. Two close options off the top of my head:

      1. Burger Joint inside the Parker Meridien
      2. "The Cart" serving halal food after sundown at 53rd and 6th Avenue.

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      1. re: kathryn

        I second "the cart!"

        http://www.53rdand6th.com/index.html

        1. re: kathryn

          Burger Joint, absolutely!

          1. re: chompchomp

            I love Burger Joint too -- sometimes it's hard to find a table, depending on time of day. On the other end of the health spectrum is Whole Foods, (Time Warner 58th & 8). WF can also be nuts, but your odds of finding seats together might be better. No worries about splitting the bill either!

        2. Pam Real Thai on 49th just west of 9th.

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          1. re: LJW

            Another vote for Pam Real.

          2. Mee Noodle on I thnk 52nd and 9th. NO atmosphere, supercheap, wonderful Chinese food. I think you can eat dinner for starting at $5.00. And huge, filling soups for $5-8. Menu here:
            http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

            1. In the mood for Japanese ramen? Head over to either Menchanko Tei (55th, 5th & 6th Ave) or Men Kui Tei (56th, 5th and 6th Ave) for extremely filling noodles and gyoza!

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              1. re: xigua

                Second that, it's my favorite lunch in the area, especially since it's hiyashi chuka season.

              2. La Bonne Soupe is close to MoMA, on 55th St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs. A sweet French bistro with very good food. They offer this deal: choice of soup + bread, salad, dessert and a glass of wine or beverage of choice = $15.95. Lots of other options on the menu priced within the stated budgetary constraints.

                http://www.labonnesoupe.com

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                1. re: RGR

                  I love Bonne Soupe too - the atmosphere is adorable