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31st and 6th - what to eat in the area?

I just moved to 31st street between 6th and 7th avenue. What are the must-eats in the neighborhood? So far, I've been getting takeout from Woo Ri Jip in K-town, but I am open to suggestions. Preferably around $5 per meal. Open to all types of food.

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  1. Neither one of these is right around the corner, but you might want to try Burritoville on 23rd St between 7th & 8th Aves or Murray's Bagels on 8th Ave just south of 23rd St. B'ville delivers, usually within 10 - 15 minutes. If you want to splurge, and you like steak, prime rib and/or mutton, try Keen's on 36th St east of 6th Ave. Welcome to the neighborhood!

    1. Szechuan Gourmet -- 39th btw 5th and 6th

      Olympic Pita -- 38th btw 5th and 6th

      Pick-A-Pita -- 38th btw 7th and 8th

      Lazarra's Pizza -- 38th btw 7th and 8th

      Greek Corner -- 7th at 28th

      BRGR -- 7th btw 26th and 27th

      Chipotle -- 7th at 26th

      Minar -- 31st btw 5th and B'way

      Dimple -- 30th btw B'way and Park

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      1. re: a_and_w

        I believe there's a Papaya King on 6th and 32nd(or 33rd). Decent hot dogs and qucik. There's a place right near Woo Ri Jip that does dumplings(not sure of the name, but the guy who makes the dumplings is right in the window). The previous mention of Murray's Bagels is a good one.

        1. re: JSHAFT78

          Unless it's new, I'm unaware of any Papaya King on 6th in the low 30s. There's a Chelsea Papaya on 7th at 23rd and a Grey's Papaya on 8th at 37th.

        2. re: a_and_w

          Something's up at Dimple. Seems Vatan is at least sharing the space, or may have taken it over entirely. ... http://www.chowhound.com/topics/452149

          1. re: squid kun

            That's most unfortunate -- Dimple's chaats were divine.

        3. you've already found the best "bargain" in woo ri jip. you can get some decent dumplings close by at the mandoo bar too.

          1. Not open at nights, only for lunch. If you want cheap. I'd check out the garment district chinese food between 7th and 8th around the mid to late 30s. The food is close to the ones found in chinatown
            I'll start you off with the only one I remember , fuji bakery . They serve buns similiar in price and taste to the ones found in chinatown. They also serve cheap and tasty hot meals similiar to the ones in chinatown.
            http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

            the mcdonalds on 5th avenue and 33rd? . It actually has a full dollar menu. 1 dollar double cheeseburgers ,1 dollar mcchikens, sundaes etc... Most manhattan mcdonalds only has 2 items on the dollar menu.

            Giuseppe’s Pizza on broadway on 35th. Decent but small slice. Nice combination sauce cheese on a crispy crust. If you like gloppy slices overloaded with cheese, this isn't the place.

            sirtaj on 26th . bunch of spanish american places in the neighborhood too.

            1. I used to work nearby. I'd also recommend the pizza at Bella Napoli on Madison and 30th/31st.

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              1. re: newbieden

                I second Sirtaj. They've been on 26th St before all of these big buildings were built on the 6th Ave corridor. They get bonus points for being survivors. Chipotle pretty good but I like Burritoville better. Also check out Manhattan Heroes on 27th St and 7th. Good Cuban and sandwiches.

                1. re: fsd1116

                  I won't say I didn't order Burritoville on occasion (love that veggie chorizo) but brown rice in a burrito and the lack of pork options are major bummers. BTW, if you like Sirtaj, you should definitely check out Minar, which has a similar vibe but even better food, imo.