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Sit-down lunch around the Deutsches Haus (420 W. 116th between Amsterdam Ave & Morningside Dr.)

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Anyone have a good suggestion for a nice, inexpensive lunch spot (sandwiches and or soups)?

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  1. If you walk 2 blocks west to Broadway there's quite a few places to pick from south on Broadway- (nothing to speak of going north). I'm sure you'll find something that appeals to you. There's also places on Amsterdam.

    1. Community Food & Juice might be the right fit for you.

      1. Dino's BBQ, Miss Mamie's, Community Food and Juice.

        1. Sandwiches aren't the best option around there, although Hamilton's Deli on the corner of 116th and Amsterdam will do the usual basics. Sezz Medi at 122/Amsterdam does good calzones and paninis as well as pizzas and large salads. Saga on the same block has good, basic, very cheap sushi, although not tons of ambiance.

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          1. re: sholli

            I love HamDel like (almost) every former Columbia student, but there's nowhere to sit down there. Similarly there are very few seats at Roti Roll.

            Zoma is my favorite Ethiopian place in the city, but not sure if that's what the OP is looking for. Community Food & Juice is probably most "foodie" type place in the neighborhood, but it's not inexpensive.

            I'll add Deluxe ("upscale" diner, decent food, 114th & Broadway) and there's another sandwich place on Amsterdam between 112th & 113th next to Hungarian Pastry Shop. P&W maybe? I've never been there, but I know they sell sandwiches and soups.

          2. This isn't sandwiches or soup, but the best restaurant within walking distance of Deutsches Haus is Thai Market (107th? maybe 108th and Amsterdam). And they do have a lunch special, though I've never tried it. (I always stick to the appetizers and Thai salads.) At Amsterdam and 109th there's also Roti Roll, which does something kind of sandwich like. It gets good Yelp reviews, but I've personally never been and am not sure that it's a sit-down place. If you're up for crossing Morningside Park there's Zoma, which is great (Ethiopian) but only open for lunch on the weekends.

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            1. re: sarahmilne

              I like Roti Roll quite well, but it's true that it's takeout only. That said, 1020, which is the divey bar ~ next door, was always happy to have us bring our takeout in if we were drinking. So if you want a beer and sandwich, that's an option, although maybe not what you're looking for.