Varick and Canal?
My company is relocating downtown. Any suggestions for lunches in the new neighborhood -- Varick Street at Canal?
this is the kind of search that yelp excels at.
this link is for a 4 block radius:
im rarely in the 'hood at lunchtime, so the only specific recs i could give are for dinner, but they may also work as lunch
broome st bar
more upscale - may not have lunch:
i work at Hudson and Varick...not great for lunch unless you don't mind a 10-minute walk...then you can hit Chinatown, of course, or futher down Varick you get into a lot of places that serve the nearby Citigroup building.
Jin Market is your basic deli/supermarket that makes good sandwiches. It's probably 5 or 6 blocks south on Varick, red awning.
Sosa Borella is now called Estancia...but still good.
Bazzini's is good too, but again pretty far down on Hudson.
Definitely Mooncake. I also like Aurora which is a short walk away on Broome Street for something a bit nicer/sitdown. Grandaisy Bakery is close by if you want to pick up a few slices of pizza. Trigo, the new bistro, is close by and open for breakfast through dinner.
Mooncake as mentioned above - the only good place I've found with lunch just under $10. My faves are the steak plate and the chicken buckwheat noodles.
Aquagrill on 6th and spring - even good for take out - I like the salmon BLT sandwich.
Snack NYC on Thompson for really delicious, filling and flavorful Greek food.
Peep does a good prix fixe $8 lunch with appetizer and entree.
When I get a hankering for pho, I walk across Broome to Mott and eat at Pho Bang.
My coworkers like Grandaisy Bakery on Thompson for a light lunch - they have thin "pizzas"
This area is not good for cheap lunches and more restaurants are closing. I need to start bringing my own lunch!
PS: Avoid Hiroko's Cafe. It looks cute but it is incredibly bland and tasteless.