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cranberryfiend May 11, 2008 09:48 AM

I'll be working on Prospect St in Greenwich--near main train station--next week and am having difficulty thinking of reasonable (cheap ethnic?) lunch spots. Panda up on route one's not too far; anyone have any other ideas?

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    canawler RE: cranberryfiend May 11, 2008 09:55 AM

    My friend works in Greenwich. She says cheap is McDonalds. Baxcar Cantina http://www.boxcarcantina.com/ and Little Thai Kitchen http://www.littlethaikitchen.com/ are both reasonable.

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      intrepid RE: cranberryfiend May 11, 2008 01:24 PM

      vinnys..in port chester across st from kneaded bread

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        nbermas RE: intrepid May 12, 2008 03:54 PM

        intrepid: I have been wondering about VINNY"S for years now, is the food really home cooking? What is good and why?

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          intrepid RE: nbermas May 12, 2008 05:30 PM

          nbermas..go on a friday, get there 1145 am befor the crowds...they have lots of pasta specials...get one of them..good chow, cheap prices, hearty eats...

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            nbermas RE: intrepid May 13, 2008 03:46 PM

            intrepid; How are there meatballs and chicken parm, and of course is it authentic gravy?

      2. southlake RE: cranberryfiend May 11, 2008 09:22 PM

        whole foods has got a sh!tload of prepared foods if you're looking to go the "grab and go" route

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          lisette RE: cranberryfiend May 12, 2008 07:14 AM

          Katzenburg's on the Ave has good salads, sandwiches.

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            debmom RE: lisette May 12, 2008 07:32 AM

            not cheap, but I enjoy the crepes at Meli Melo. They have salads and sandwiches too! Fresh made soups and fruit juices.

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              Dim Sum Diva RE: debmom May 12, 2008 08:35 AM

              Is Thataway Cafe still around the bottom of Greenwich Ave.?

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                intrepid RE: Dim Sum Diva May 12, 2008 10:18 AM

                yes, it ok

          2. SweetPea914 RE: cranberryfiend May 12, 2008 01:16 PM

            There's a pizza place across from Meli Melo. I can't remember the name of it?! In addition to pizza they have good salads, panini, even crab cakes which are really good and I'm VERY picky about my crabcakes. The prices are reasonable and you can just pick up vs. eating in. Does anyone else know the name of it?

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              cranberryfiend RE: cranberryfiend May 12, 2008 04:28 PM

              Wow, thanks for the help! I knew youse guys would come through. We ended up ordering out from Bella Cucina at the top of Hamilton--yummy panini. I think we'll try Boxcar Contina and Little Thai Kitchen when it's a little nicer weather to go out.

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                intrepid RE: cranberryfiend May 12, 2008 05:31 PM

                bella cucina is one of the faves in that area

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                Alex318 RE: cranberryfiend May 12, 2008 08:01 PM

                Pasta Vera at the top of Greenwich Ave is one of the cheaper lunches. Big portions and very good food. Though they took away the side salad with an entree orders its now extra.

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