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25th and Park - Lunch Recs?

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PepperJack May 6, 2009 10:36 PM

Got a new job on 25th and Park, can anyone recommend some lunch options within walking distance?

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    kathryn RE: PepperJack May 6, 2009 11:11 PM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/507698
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/556182
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/567093
    + Baoguette, Latin Thing

    NB: Calexico Cart is gone now.

    There's no excellent Chinese nearby, though, but the Grand Sichuan (no longer related to Chelsea, WV, EV branches) can hit the spot if you order carefully.

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      PepperJack RE: kathryn May 7, 2009 09:10 AM

      Thanks kathryn!

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        kathryn RE: PepperJack May 7, 2009 09:30 AM

        You're welcome. Forgot to mention also Defonte's, which opened a few weeks ago.

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          ESNY RE: kathryn May 7, 2009 09:41 AM

          You should definitely hit up Defontes. I'm partial to the Roast Pork hero

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        stephaniec25 RE: kathryn May 7, 2009 11:53 AM

        I second Baoguette - delicious!

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        splurgepurge RE: PepperJack May 11, 2009 12:17 AM

        Chennai Garden is great for South Indian vegetarian food apparently they have a very inexpensive lunch buffet, but I am usually there for dinner. The dosas are really good.

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          LES_Crawler RE: splurgepurge May 11, 2009 07:54 AM

          Already mentioned, I believe, but Tiffin Wallah on 28th between Park and Lex is great for lunch and really cheap. Their dinner is usually better than the lunch buffet, but the lunch is not bad. And cheap!

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            Peter Cherches RE: LES_Crawler May 11, 2009 12:48 PM

            The Indian places already mentioned are good, but I'd say Saravanaas at Lex & 26th is the best South Indian in the city. Bar Breton for buckwheat galettes.

            http://petercherches.blogspot.com

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          salmonskin RE: PepperJack May 11, 2009 10:32 AM

          I'd also recommend Minar on 31st just off 5th and La Sani on 29th betw. 5th and B'way for Indian/Pakistani cuisine

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            UWStoSONO RE: PepperJack May 11, 2009 03:45 PM

            Wildwood BBQ or Blue Smoke for BBQ. I like Resto on 29th off Park.

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