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Looking for a place within a few blocks of Madison Square Park that's fast and easy and relatively inexpensive to eat (no, not Shake Shack - lines too long). Can be extremely casual along the lines of a sandwich/salad place. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, Lenny's, Eisenberg's

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    1. re: LeahBaila

      Lenny's and Eisenberg's look perfect. Thanks!

      1. re: chowNYC

        Second Eisenberg's. Not too many places like this left in NYC, alas...

    2. Blue Dog Cafe, on 25th Street just west of 6th Avenue. Great sandwiches and salads.

      1. Not sure if Lamazou will be too far out for you? It's on 28th and Lex.

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        1. re: via jon

          Sorry, on 28th and 3rd.

        2. Benvenute Cafe on the corner of Broadway and 23rd has great salads and sandwiches. Don't eat in the restaurant section, just the section with the salad bar.

          If you get one of the seats at the counter facing NW, you have a fantastic view of the park.

          1. I think there's a 'wichcraft around there. Not revelatory, but pretty good.
            City Bakery

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            1. re: Lucia

              Katie Rolls on 27th and Lexington for tasty and cheap Indian wraps.

              1. re: salmonskin

                I got delivery from Katie Rolls for the first time recently. I spiced them up with some insanely hot Mexican hot sauce, and they were awesome!

            2. If you like gazpacho, the City Market Cafe on the west side of 5th Avenue btwn 22nd and 23rd is excellent.

              1. I love Eisenberg's, too, but if you're looking for some with a few more things on the menu -- or even just a bigger table -- the Comfort Diner is just across 23rd Street.