Lunch options in the South Station area?
I'll be working in the South Station area for the next few months, and am looking for some recommendations for lunch spots. Any good takeout gems within a five or ten block radius (i.e., something I can walk to fairly quickly)? Taquerias, good sandwich places, etc? Two weeks in and my colleagues and I have used the South Station food court almost every day... and it's getting a bit old, to say the least. There must be something better in the area, right? I'm working on Summer St. just over the bridge a couple of blocks from the station, and although I haven't had a chance to walk around too much I've not seen any hopeful places. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
Although some on this board like to diss the place, I personally think Flour makes a decent sandwich, (certainly better than the South Station options) I'm particularly fond of the roast lamb sandwich, and it is close to you, just past the Children's Museum. And have you considered Chinatown? There are plenty of options there, and with the construction pretty much done, it's not more than a ten minute walk.
Andale is pretty good. If you like Mexican. Their tortas are huge, but I like just about everything I've had there. Not great Mexican by any means, but for fast take-out, pretty darn good.
Cafe 300 in the basement of 300 Summer St. has a hip artists vibe and varied menu. Also, Yada Cafe, a little further down Farnsworth St. from Flour, has good sandwiches and homey entrees from the friendly Albanian family owners. Both options are superior to anything in the food court.
Thanks for the great suggestions so far! We gave Flour a try on Friday and had some very good sandwiches... Although I think I'll be back for the pastries next time :)