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randomdude Mar 11, 2009 09:04 AM

Where should I go for a great, cheap lunch in White Plains? I like all kinds of cuisine and have been to only a few places. I’ve been to Karamba, Sunshine Deli and the Asian market in the mall. The ambiance does not matter and I am willing to take out.

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    laylag Mar 11, 2009 01:36 PM

    Try Turkish Cuisine on Mamaroneck Avenue. Not sure of the cross street but it's on the west side of the avenue. Near Post Rd. I think. Ambadi is an Indian take-out across the street from Bengal Tiger. They have a few tables. Can be hit or miss at dinner time but I've heard food is fresher at lunch. Try one of the "wraps". Across from Ambadi, Latin American Cafe for a Cuban Sandwich or media noche. Iron Tomato for pizza and prepared Italian foods.

    Does this all qualify as "great", maybe not. But pretty solid for a cheap/reasonable lunch.

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      cstumiller Mar 11, 2009 05:48 PM

      For a deli with well done hot entrees and even weight watchers specials, I highly recommend Big City Deli at 140 Grand.

      1. adamclyde Mar 11, 2009 08:16 PM

        Ruth's Jamaican Deli on Battle Ave. is worth it for the jerk chicken. Haven't been thrilled with much else there, but the jerk chicken is quite good. With rice and beans it will set you back about $6.

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          randomdude Mar 12, 2009 06:25 AM

          Thanks for the replies. I tries Ruth's and got the jerk chicken. It was pretty good but my one complaint was they put a little too much sauce on the rice. In the end it was a solid, inexpensive lunch. I am interested in trying Turkish Cuisine, I forgot about that place.

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            bonacbub Mar 17, 2009 10:06 AM

            Royal Scarlet on Post Road, a real hole in the wall deli but incredibly huge delicious sandwiches.

            Across the street on Post Rd. is Roberto's Cafe for "authentic' mexican, excellent, fresh and delicious.

            Dante's on Central Ave in WP is one of the best Italian markets you'll find, terrific Paninis hot dishes etc... This REAL italian, try it, you'll love it.

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              Dim Sum Diva Mar 17, 2009 01:41 PM

              I second Dante's!

              Also, next to Sushi Nanese on Mamaroneck Avenue, there is an Asian grocery. Inside, there is a little sushi take out bar, behind the cash registers. For $7 you can get a nice sushi lunch, they have many varieties. The grocery itself has lunches boxes in the back section, packed up to go (mostly Japanese home style food), and there is also a bakery.

              Deli Delicious, also on Mamaroneck Ave. has a "make your own pasta" deal that I used to get a while back. You pick your pasta, sauce and add-in (veggies, sausage, extra garlic etc.) and they put it together. I also like their fajita burrito (some permutation like that). Not expensive.

              The sushi bar in the Westchester Pavillion also has a variety of lunch specials (is it called Neighborhood Sushi?). It's in the corridor before the entrance to McDonald's.

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                laylag Mar 19, 2009 10:00 AM

                I third Dante's. You just have to make sure you have ample time or call ahead. Service can be slow.

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              randomdude Mar 26, 2009 09:04 AM

              I did try Dante's and got a chicken a shrimp dish. It was excellent, large and $8. I will definitely go back again.

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