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May 28, 2009 05:38 PM

I'll give you 7 bucks for lunch--where would you spend it?

I'm going to Baraka and getting the chicken sandwich! Or Armondo's for a couple of slices. Er, or maybe to Mary Chungs for the Dun-Dun noodles. Actually, I might head over to Vinny's for the Chicken Parm sandwich. I run in circles sometimes and would like a few other options.

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  1. stuff myself at Galleria Umberto in the NE or a few slices at Haymarket

    few bahn mi sandwiches in Chinatown or Dorchester

    Taiwan Cafe...beef/poblano peppers or eggplant/basil or whatever lunch special grabs you

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    1. re: 9lives

      TC, the whole soy-braised tilapia.

      1. re: 9lives

        2nd all of them and you'll have enough left for a small nosh at Modern Bakery or a T ride home.

        1. re: 9lives

          Exactly the ones I was going to list. I might add a falafel from that place on Winter Street, Boston Kebab House chicken kofte rollup, or gorge on hot dog buns, curry beef turnovers, and spring rolls at any bakery in Chinatown.

          1. re: 9lives

            I'd have to agree with the banh mi sandwiches. I particularly like the ones at New Saigon Restaurant on Washington Street.

          2. 9lives beat me to the Galleria Umberto suggestion so how about Speed Dog?

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            1. re: chuck s

              I'm not an Umbertos fan, or for that matter, Regina's. Haymarket is right up my alley, though. Armando's in Cambridge satisfies my pizza cravings. I thought the Speeds's Dog, with everything, was 8 bucks. good falafel works but Sami's falafel is near 8 bucks too, i can't think of another place as good, not in cambridge anyway.

              1. re: mrwhiskers

                You don't like Galleria Umberto? Pray tell why? I love their Arancini, any of the calzones with spinach, heck, I like their pizza, their pizzete, their panzarotti all of it.

                1. re: StriperGuy

                  i worked and ate in the north end for ten years. umberto's pizza is soggy, the arancini bland, and their calzones i like even less. just me, i guess

                  1. re: mrwhiskers

                    I disagree on all counts, but a chacun à son goût.

                2. re: mrwhiskers

                  Speed's dog regardless of toppings is $7. I'm still gonna try that $8 steak sandwich at some point.


              2. Any of the sammiches at Blue Ribbon BBQ. $6.99 gets you a big sandwich, beans and slaw (generous helpings!)

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                  1. re: phatchris

                    Yes, they are great about substitutions! Give me a nice heapin' side of mashed potatoes, please!

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                    1. re: MrsCheese

                      Are you sure pho at Xinh Xinh is only $7? After tax and tip it's more like $10, which 30% above the requested budget.

                      1. re: joebloe

                        Depends on what size you get, doesn't it?

                        Xinh Xinh would be my choice, too. But maybe just cause Im jonesing for it today.