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liucrew Jul 9, 2007 11:50 AM

Seeing a movie at the Angelika tonight, and wanted to grab a nice salad or other light fare (inexpensive to moderate) before the show. Was thinking along the lines of Cafe' Colonial. Any other suggestions?

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    nokitsch RE: liucrew Jul 9, 2007 12:24 PM

    Le Gamin on Houston - good salads and crepes.

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      zEli173 RE: liucrew Jul 9, 2007 03:21 PM

      Caffe Falai is a great option. SoHo Park has good fries and decent burgers and some salad options.

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        DaveA RE: liucrew Jul 9, 2007 06:51 PM

        The Israeli chain Aroma has a branch just down the street on Houston and Greene. Pretty good stuff, though not very high brow.
        NohoStar is always a good standby, imfho.
        If it's early enough, Hampton Chutney makes those sloppy to eat, but very delicious dosas.
        Spring St. Natural on the corner of Lafayette has good clean food.
        I've only eaten baked goods at Fallai, but those were great. Comprable to Ceci Cela around the corner with their cheap and easy brie sandwichs?
        Aroma is probably the best bet, though for it's closeness and easy menu.

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          nokitsch RE: DaveA Jul 10, 2007 07:39 AM

          Aroma, that place is awful. Yea, I know you've heard it all before, SoHo going down, bla, bla, but I'll say it again - it's generic, characterless, mediocre, overpriced places like these, situated in ghastly buildings like that one that have made SoHo into an overpriced mall.

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            DaveA RE: nokitsch Jul 10, 2007 01:17 PM

            guess it's also relative to your taste and desires, I was thinking mostly about the posters request for easy pre-movie nosh. I dislike the Aroma breads, but their salads are fresh. Their coffee is good.
            Soho going down? I think you could say that about any neighborhood in Manhattan if you're going to think like that. But There are still, as you seem to agree below, plenty of Excellent places to eat in the SohoMall.

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          POTsticker RE: liucrew Jul 9, 2007 08:53 PM

          pepe rosso on sullivan/houston. cubana cafe on thompson prince/spring. snack on thompson prince/spring. arturos on thompson/houston. hummus place on macdougal. silver spurs on wbway/houston.

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            nokitsch RE: POTsticker Jul 10, 2007 07:36 AM

            /\ excellent choices. I still haven't tried pepe rosso, I know that's a crime.

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              zEli173 RE: nokitsch Jul 10, 2007 07:42 AM

              It's hardly a crime. Some of the thinggs they serve are pretty decent, nothing is very good.

              POTsticker, you really endorse Silver Spurs? I think it is one of the worst restaurants in the city.

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                jsmitty RE: zEli173 Jul 10, 2007 01:01 PM

                goblin market
                mercer kitchen

                any of these

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                  DaveA RE: zEli173 Jul 10, 2007 01:11 PM

                  AT least Silver Spurs is clean.

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              Pan RE: liucrew Jul 11, 2007 01:09 AM

              If you're willing to go as far east as 1st St. between 1st and A, Cafe Himalaya serves some light vegetarian fare. I love their Tangtsel. Here's their menupages.com page:


              1. michele cindy RE: liucrew Jul 11, 2007 01:24 PM

                Lupa is moderate-high, but excellent. I've only been there at lunch time, I know they get busy at night, but maybe you can get a seat at the bar.

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