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Cheap lunch near Rockefeller

rajbbhatt Sep 24, 2008 01:29 PM

Any recommended places for cheap eats near the Rockefeeler Center? Even Chipotle charges $3 more for everything in this area.

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  1. kcijones001 RE: rajbbhatt Sep 24, 2008 01:36 PM

    take out or sit down?

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      kcijones001 RE: kcijones001 Sep 24, 2008 01:51 PM

      Two Boots
      Blue Flower
      Food World
      Burger Heaven
      LIttle Italy

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      rajbbhatt RE: rajbbhatt Oct 3, 2008 08:16 AM

      What is the best priced salad place in the area? I found Teresa's (51st b/w 5th and 6th0 to be reasonable.

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        kcijones001 RE: rajbbhatt Oct 3, 2008 08:25 AM

        I;ve always found Blue Flower to be the most reasonable.

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        MeLikeToEat RE: rajbbhatt Oct 3, 2008 09:34 AM

        There's a small hole in the wall Chinese Restuarant where I used to go for food that was pretty close to Chinatown. They have your usual lunch specials but their roast meats (chicken or pork) aren't that bad either and they also have seasonal specials. It's called Hing Won and it's on 48th St between 5th and 6th avenue, lunch will probably run you about $6.

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          david sprague RE: MeLikeToEat Oct 3, 2008 09:51 AM

          hing won is far and away the best interesting cheap lunch option -- along w/ indus express (indian) on the same block. i am always baffled when co-workers choose, day after day, to pay two bucks more for a sandwich of facttory made turkey product on a factory made roll (with iceberg)

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            KTinNYC RE: david sprague Oct 3, 2008 09:59 AM

            Hing Won, Margon, Minar, Halal Cart on 53rd and 6th, Fried Fish Cart on 46th, Cafe Zaiya. Tons more.

            Check out Midtown blog lunch for tons of great tips. I think this area is a cheap lunch haven if you know where to look.

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              chocolatebirthdaycake RE: KTinNYC Oct 4, 2008 09:39 AM

              Prime Burger!!! Old School for Grilled Cheese and the like....a NY Institution!!!

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          cimui RE: rajbbhatt Oct 4, 2008 10:28 AM

          how do you define cheap? In the $6 range, there's Yip's for mostly low-grade Chinese food. i do like their low brow version of beef curry stew, though. (there are chunks of fatty meat that many gringos disdain, but that i like.)

          indus express is indeed great (esp. for chaat, if you eat lighter lunches; $4 or $5 a pop).

          there are lots of chicken rice carts that give you a heaping container of gyro over rice for $5 or $6.

          there's a tiny, slightly grungy sandwich / hot bar / salad bar place one door west of the duane read that's just south of rock center. (sorry, i know, crap directions; i'll try to pay attn to which st. it's on and what the place is called next time.) they have a passable salad bar with your choice of 8 toppings.

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            rajbbhatt RE: cimui Oct 21, 2008 12:56 PM

            Thanks everyone for your help! VERY HELPFUL!

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