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Where do the cab drivers eat?

I figure that if you're looking for a good Indian or Middle Eastern joint in the city, asking the cab drivers would be a good place to start. Have any of y'all noticed certain food spots that seem to be very popular with cab drivers? I know Mott Corner on Kenmare and Mott and a place on 9th Ave between 29th and 30th are pretty good. Suggestions?

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  1. I dont look at where the cabbies eat, I look for the double parked Verizon and Con Ed trucks. They know the best places to get the best lunches, esp blow out sandwiches.

    1. There's a teeny-tiny Indian place on 1st Ave between 1st & A that is swarming with cabbies...I've been meaning to go for some time now...always smells delish

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      1. re: LeahBaila

        I've noticed that one too... I think it might face Houston.

        1. re: LeahBaila

          Yep, that's one and Lahore on Crosby just south of Houston is another.

          1. re: KTinNYC

            I've only been to Lahore. I don't care for their food. Is the place on 1st better?

            1. re: michele cindy

              Yes, the food is a little better at the place on 1st. A tip for Lahore, how ever long they put the food in the microwave for, ask them to add another minute. They never leave the food in long enough and always comes out luke-warm.

          2. re: LeahBaila

            Punjabi Grocery & Deli
            114 E 1st St
            New York, NY 10009-7924
            Phone: (212) 533-9048

            It's 24 hours, it's vegetarian, and it's insanely cheap.

            1. re: kathryn

              I've been there for quick snacks. Nothing has been especially good.

              1. re: kathryn

                Been here late night -- convenient for a quick cheap bite after-drinking and catching a cab (just wait for one of the cabbies inside to come out)

              1. Punjabi btw. 1st & 2nd Ave on Houston, it's a favorite with the cabbies. SO CHEAP and SO GOOD! Last time I was there it was $2 for a small portion of rice and two side (lentils, chickpeas, curries, chutneys) $4 dollars for the large. They also have have samosas, which I have heard are delicious. The $2 portion is usually enough to satisfy.

                1. Great thread, I've been needing these tips