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Top five lunch spots in the East Village?

mandmbklyn Feb 23, 2008 07:50 AM

What are your five favorites? (Cheap is a plus.) Thanks!

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    Renguin Feb 23, 2008 08:19 AM

    although I don't frequent the area, two of my cheap(ish) favorites are Minca for ramen and cafecito for cuban.

    1. v
      VillageGirl Feb 25, 2008 12:17 PM

      1) Max (hands down favorite italian in this area)
      2) Rai Rai Ken (love the ramen and gyoza here- very hearty and delicious)
      3) Hummus Place (the hummus is beyond amazing)
      4) Dumpling Man (love, love the pork dumplings.. i hear the specials are fantastic too)

      I don't have a number 5 since I am still discovering my new neighborhood.. but I heard that Pylos (Greek) and Cafe Mogador are supposed to be really, really good too.

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      1. re: VillageGirl
        JSHAFT78 Feb 25, 2008 12:43 PM

        Tsmapa for Tibetan and Mingala for Burmese are great as well. A main dish is $9-$12 at both. Fries at Pomme Frites could really serve as a whole meal and the American Diner on 2nd and 5th or 6th has recently added GoGo Curry to it's menu. Seriously good and cheap Japanese style curry. I gotta second Minca too. Plenty of ramen options in the vicinity, but that's my favorite. And Mama's Food Shop for soul food.

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