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Nov 12, 2009 09:41 AM

Tribeca Lunch Break

hi everyone,
i'm freelancing in Tribeca--very close to the A/C Canal stop. was just wondering if you guys know of any tasty lunch spots within a 5-10 minute walk of the area. I've tasted Columbine, which is quite nice, Pecan, which is not bad...and of course Chinatown isn't that far away. But wanted to see if there are any other spots I should check out.


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  1. How about Bouley Bakery, 120 West Broadway. Great sandwiches and salad bar, and sublime pastries.

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    1. re: fm1963

      Bouley Bakery has more than what was mentioned above, they have a whole assortment of cooked foods from pasta, to lamb, to fish etc , in addition to the salads and they charge by the pound, its help yourself , like a salad bar but with tons of good food.
      Cercle Rouge is a good lunch place, Le petit Abeille is good , Dean's on Greenwich is inexpensive italian good for lunch, Mooncake is north of canal and great lunch spot, South's is good for catfish, burgers, salads. Walker's has the best burger's in tribeca and lots of other food and reasonable, Bazzini's makes good sandwiches,Grand Daisy diagnally across from Columbine has great great pizza especially the potato pizza, and good sandwiches and same pastries as Pecan from Ceci Cela. There's always Gee Whiz diner and Square Diner. Try Greenwich Grill for lunch its $12 and amazing very amazing. Pain a Cotedienne (sp) has good sandwiches, or get a cheap hot dog at Mike's papaya on reade street , or golden krust on church st.

      Cercle Rouge
      241 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013

      Square Diner
      33 Leonard St, New York, NY 10013

      Greenwich Grill
      428 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

      339 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

    2. There is a great indian place on the east side of W broadway between Murray and Warren. I forget the name (even though I ate their last night), but we take in a lot from it and it's worth trying. It's very (very) basic but consistently good.

      The pastrami sandwich from Zucker's on Chambers Street is not bad either and they have good smoked salmon too.

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      1. re: mr_seabass

        wow, thanks!

        actually had some lunch from bouley last week. the soup was pretty bland but the baked goods they have are amazing. i'll definitely go back and see what else they have (just not the turkey noodle soup again).

        1. re: mr_seabass

          One more... Kiva Cafe on Reade St. THey have good sandwiches and salads. They also do dinner, and in my opinion have the best croissant in Manhattan.