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Jan 31, 2010 03:58 PM

Lunch near MOMA?

Looking for lunch rec's near MOMA - very casual - anything from pizza, deli, sandwiches, etc.

Thanks so much!

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  1. We grabbed a quick sandwich at Bread Market, you can get breakfast in the morning, then build your own sandwiches & salads after 11a. It was very reasonable, we had a breakfast sandwich, turkey sandwich, soup, coffee & a coke under $15.
    1290 6TH AVE (52nd & 6th)
    (212) 957-5677

    If you are going to the MOMA soon, little hint.. you can't have any bookbags with you (you have to check them) and if you want to check your coat, the line can be very long, I mean Space Mountain long. Winding and winding, only to get to another room of winding lines. ARGHHHH! If you get there in the morning, get someone to stand in line for the coats while someone is buying tickets or checking in. The earlier you are there, the better.

    1. Lou's Cafe — 6th Ave at 53rd Street
      check out their menu on

      There are also a few places on 52nd Street between 5th and 6th

      1. I used to get good lunch specials here. It is directly across from the Museum's 54th St. exit in the middle of the block. Have not been in a while since I don't work in the nabe anymore, though.

        New York Thai Grill & Sushi Bar
        37 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

        1. I actually enjoy the cafe inside of MoMA a lot for casual fare. It's very good for museum food! You could also go to burger joint or La Bonne Soup.

          1. Hopefully this isn't coming too late. I just started working at MoMA and have been exploring my lunch options. The best so far: Cer Te (on 55th, between 5th and 6th)-- I totally loved the Chubby Chinese Girl sandwich. I often find myself grabbing something at the Biryani Cart (46th and 6th), but that doesn't work in this weather unless you have someplace to eat at. I end up walking down to Cafe Zaiya frequently (I like getting out of the office, so the 10+ block walk is nice). Midtownlunch will have more suggestions.