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Aug 9, 2007 12:45 PM

PHX: 10 Minutes to Grab Lunch

Your last meeting ran over and your next meeting is in 30 minutes. That gives you 10 minutes to run out and grab something before coming back and scarfing it down.

Where do you go? Anywhere in the valley is up for grabs.

I ask because I find myself in this situation more often than I care to. "Keep a Luna bar or quick fix lunch in your desk" is not a viable answer. :)

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  1. A.J'S or Trader Joes always has salads, sandwiches, sushi ready to grab and go w/ a bottle of water, juice, soda...etc.
    I find myself in that predicment all the time....and I refuse the drive thru unless it's for a Starbucks egg salad new found indulgence...with a white blueberry iced tea!

    1. The Taiwanese deli in Super L Market in the Chinese Cultural Center. Noodle soups and other items...really good, really fast, really affordable.

      La Salsita for burritos, Bertha's Cafe (call ahead for even faster).

      La Salsita Mexican Food
      2345 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

      2916 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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      1. re: HomeCookKirsten

        The Taiwanese deli at Super L was supposed to change on August 1. The old Taiwan Express was moving elsewhere and a new replacement was supposed to be up and running. I haven't had a chance to go there this week to see what has changed.

        Super L Ranch Market
        668 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

        1. re: silverbear

          hmm, I'll have to check it's been a few months since I was over by the deli...

      2. Since my work is in downtown Scottsdale and lunch is always pitifully short, I find myself at the Tokyo Express drive-through extremely frequently. If I find I have a little extra time I'll go over to Joe's NY Pizza on the other side of downtown. I've been tempted to call ahead to Au Petit Four, then pick something up on the way to work.

        Has anyone else been over to Delux2Go yet? I went right around when they first opened and was quite underwhelmed by the sandwich. Have they improved recently?

        Tokyo Express
        3530 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

        Joe's New York Pizza
        7321 E Shoeman Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

        1. I'm working right next to an AJ's right now so I run over there and pick something up. Their pizza by the slice is pretty good- especially the "gourmet vegetable" version they often have.

          I don't do the fast food drive-throughs as a rule with one exception: Blackberry shakes at Jack in the Box. mmmm....I've been known to have one of htese for lunch from time to time!

          1. A few choices that have good food and are FAST:

            Honey Bear's on Central and also on Van Buren, although the one on Central seems more efficient these days.

            Kokopelli Grill, 20th and Highland -- these folks are friendly and will wrap up a bullet for you pronto, and whole wheat tortillas and non-fried fish are among the options.

            Miracle Mile Deli, same location -- huge, with a variety of nutritious (and not) options; keep in mind there are two lines, one around the corner from the main one that some people may not notice; both move briskly.

            Yoshi's on Central at Indian School -- fast, inexpensive; I like the salmon bowl there.