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Apr 29, 2009 09:24 AM

Take-out around Penn Station

I'm headed out of town on the Bolt Bus. It leaves at 6:30 so it's a bit too early to eat dinner beforehand.

What are some tasty take-out options around Penn Station? Any cuisine will, although I imagine in politeness to my fellow passengers, may be best to avoid something that is extremely, ah... fragrant. Also, since I'll be dining on a bus, might be wise to avoid something that is an extremely messy meal since I won't want to wear my meal on my clothes.

A banh mi would be great, but I don't have time to pick it up from either Baogette or Chinatown before I hop on the bus.

So... any recs? Let's hear 'em, please!

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  1. You might want to check out Mooncake Foods on 30th and 8th. They have a lot of asian inspired sandwiches.

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    1. re: quizkiddonniesmith

      I agree with Mooncake if you have the time to get there!

      1. re: quizkiddonniesmith

        i didnt realize mooncake had a location other than soho,, i like Mooncake
        Hero Boy for Italian heroes, lasagna etc on 9th ave and 35th st. maybe 36th

        1. re: foodwhisperer

          not too many people know about it. everytime i'm there the place is usually empty, even though the one in soho is consistently packed.

      2. Salumeria Biellese is on the corner of 8th Av. & 29th St. Known for their excellent homemade sausages and salamis, they've got a menu of cold cuts sandwiches.

        1. You can also try Macaron (36th between 7th and Broadway I believe), which is a very tiny French Cafe with great baguette sandwiches that wouldn't be messy at all on a bus ride. I think they close at 7, so it should be fine.

          1. You can also get bings or steamed buns at the Fay Da bakery on 34th and 8th.

            1. Nice picks - just adding Chow place info, with links to previous comments ...

              Fay Da Bakery
              257 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

              Salumeria Biellese
              376 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

              Manganaro's Hero Boy
              492 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

              Macaron Cafe
              485 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018

              Mooncake Foods
              263 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001