Lunch near MOMA under $15?
- efdee May 7, 2008 03:21 PM
I'm on a tight budget and would like to have a decent lunch near MOMA for under $15. Does that sound possible at the MOMA cafe or are La Bonne Soupe or a street cart better options? TIA
You are near the best street cart in Manhattan, imo, Hallo Berlin. For $9 you get the dictator's special. Two wurst with the works, curry sauce, cabbage, potatoes, onion and bread. This also comes with soup. Hallo Berlin makes awesome soup. No one ever talks about it but I love the soup.
I'd go for La Bonne Soupe, though, I think their soup meal might be just over your price limit--$16 or 17. Very filling, though; a good deal for the money. There's a Baluchi's on 56th btwn B'way and 8th, where you might be able to swing under $15 and still get a sit down meal. LBS is much, much better, IMHO, though.
do you mean the cafe inside the MOMA? If so, nothing to write home about. I'd rather go to La Bonne Soupe (although w/tax, tip, etc., it might be slightly above your budget), Menchanko Tei, or Burger Joint.
I actually enjoy the quasi-cafeteria on the 2nd floor of MoMA. Very acceptable food (Danny Meyer run, I believe) and pleasant enough surroundings for the money. If you're careful you could eat for under $15. You could skip the drink since they actually have a water station, I think. I think there may be a 10% or so service charge on your bill so just keep that in mind. Portions aren't huge, though, and I'm a fairly light eater, just to put things in perspective.
I work in the neighborhood and unfortunately it's slim pickings. There is some sort of deli down the block towards Fifth Avenue. If it's not on W 53rd then it's on W 52nd. Nothing exceptional - kind of like a Europan operation, but not. You can sit down at least.
Oh, there's Remi on the Go which is kind of between buildings between 6th and 7th and between 53rd and 54th, I think. I walked by it the other day but haven't visited yet. That would be your best bet!