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Help - My office moved to 35th and 8th!

Unfortunately my company recently moved from beautiful DUMBO Brooklyn to the soul crushing Penn Station area. Are thought on where I can get some decent lunch food??? Thanks!

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  1. Good luck...been here for half a year and i'm still struggling. Here's my thread for the nabe.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/617710

    1. Make sure to bookmark www.seamlessweb.com on your computer, if you haven't done so already. Here are some recs that deliver to you:
      Hill Country
      Olympic Pita
      Philly Slims
      NY Pizza Suprema
      Ravagh
      Skylight Diner
      Baja Fresh
      Szechuan Gourmet
      Lazzara's Pizza Cafe
      Tulcingo del Valle

      www.thelunchbelle.com

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      1. re: LeahBaila

        Nods to a few mentioned above:

        NY Pizza Suprema (8th and 31st) is a cut above for NY pizza
        Skylight Diner (34th and 9th) is also a cut above the usual diner far.
        Szechuan Gourmet (39th bet. 5th & 6th) is excellent, though pricier than the usual lunch spot
        Hill Country (26th bet.. 5th & 6th) is great, but a little far away and expensive for lunch
        Uncle Nick's (29th & 8th) is also more of a real restaurant than a place for a workday lunch.

        Others, not mentioned here on in kelea's thread but worth a try:
        Home on 8th (8th between 29th & 30th) has decent Chinese food and lunch specials.
        SooKram Thai (8th between 26th & 27th) is also good.

        More iffy:

        Osaka (8th @ 35th?) -- Japanese, gets mixed reviews, but probably good for a tray of take-out rolls
        Noodles on 35th (35th St. just west of 8th) -- a cheap chinese take out kind of place, but good for cheap noodles and simple Chinese dishes.

        There are also a pair of Thai places on 36th or 37th Streets, just east of 8th, that I've never tried, and a number of Latin places on the side streets as well. Those could be an adventure. Fortunately, there's this: http://midtownlunch.com/

        1. re: mgoldey

          Do you mean Azuka? There's a sushi place on 8th and 35th. If that's the place, it's really not memorable. But their lunch menus are decent.

      2. Manganaro's - one of my favorite places over that way! Old school italian. Groceries in the front, lunch counter in the back. Fantastic italian! Also check out this website: www.midtownlunch.com. It saved my life when I started working in the neighborhood.

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          1. Mooncake (30th/8th) is a little bit of a walk, but yummy. Their pulled pork sandwich is huge and yummy, plus they have good healthier options.

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            1. re: sholli

              OH DEFINITELY MOONCAKE!! i forgot about that place. it always creeps into my mind and nothing else can satisfy that craving.

              I also tried Go Go Curry on 38th between 7th and 8th. that was prety good

              1. re: kelea

                I'll ditto Lazzara's (though the last time I ate there it wasn't as good as I remembered), Go Go Curry as a cheap and unhealthy option, and there used to be an amazing salad, sandwich, soup and noodles cooked to order place - Amici 36 - that place was a godsend. Plus they have lots of great snacks and treats.

                I haven't been to Djerdan (turkish place right underneath Lazarra's) in a really long time, but it was decent, if slow food.

              2. re: sholli

                Mooncake is a must!
                Pizzeria Suprema is SO good. The other place across the street (east side of 8th btw 30 and 31) is also good - less crispy crust - but the sauce at Suprema is to die for!
                Lugo Caffe -- never been for lunch, but great for post work drinks.
                Brown Cow further down 8th has great healthy options.
                Ayza is a chocolate cafe and wine bar on 31st near 5th - yum!
                Of course, there is Whole Foods on 24th and 7th for takeaway...

                www.earthlyepicurean.blogspot.com

                1. re: allieb2031

                  I had Suprema for lunch today! Thanks so much for the rec. it's definitely a great slice!