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3 Days In Town - Street Food / Casual - Your Recommendation?

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JayDK Mar 24, 2010 07:01 PM

Your thoughts on not-to-miss street food/casual in NYC?
This coming weekend so let's hear it!

  1. Jeffsayyes Mar 28, 2010 07:27 AM

    check out the izakayas on st. marks

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      windycity Mar 28, 2010 04:18 AM

      Recommend:
      Num Pang esp the pork belly or tiger shrimp
      Nicky's Bahn Mi
      Cafe Habana
      Caracas Arepas

      Ramen: Minca, Menkuitei, Ippudo

      Pizza: Motorino, Artichoke Basile (Sicilian only)

      Desserts: Kyotofu (all made of tofu - great subtle flavors), Two Little Red Hens for blackout cupcake, Kee's Chocolates

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      Kee's Chocolates
      80 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

      Cafe Habana
      229 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

      Two Little Red Hens
      1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

      Kyotofu
      705 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

      Caracas Arepa Bar
      93 1/2 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

      Minca
      536 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009

      Ippudo
      65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

      Num Pang Sandwich Shop
      21 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

      Motorino
      349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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        ManhattanLawyer Mar 25, 2010 11:30 AM

        Num Pang (Cambodian sandwich shop), Katz's deli, Shake Shack, Pearl's Oyster Bar, Caracas Arepas

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        Shake Shack
        Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

        Caracas Arepa Bar
        93 1/2 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

        Num Pang Sandwich Shop
        21 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

        1. prdct Mar 25, 2010 10:53 AM

          Check out http://streetvendor.org/vendys/ for post Vendy award finalists and winners. Also try midtownlunch.com

          1. carolinadawg Mar 25, 2010 07:59 AM

            Porchetta, Donut Plant, Laboratorio del Gelato, Dessert Truck Works, halal cart at 6th/53rd, Margon Cuban, Shake Shack, Eisenburg's.

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            Margon
            136 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

            Shake Shack
            Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

            Porchetta
            110 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

            Dessert Truck Works
            6 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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              Pamanda Mar 28, 2010 10:06 AM

              Donut Plant is heavenly!! I've never been a huge donut fan, but you will dream about them - especially the jelly donuts with the jelly on the outside and dulce de leche...mmmm!

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              RGR Mar 25, 2010 12:59 AM

              How casual is "casual" for you? Sandwiches? A sit-down spot?

              Lamazou, on 3rd near 27th, has delicious sandwiches. Take-out only. Photos of our favorite sandwich: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623484368930/

              And for one of the best pastrami sandwiches in town, there's Sarge's, on 3rd, b/t 36th & 37th.

              Sarge's photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623033383475/

              Baoguette & Thai Noodle recently opened on Third.

              Baoguette Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623454397477/

              The bar area at Maialino is a wonderful casual setting, and the food's delicious!

              Maialino photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623134601069/

              and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623293302854/

              'inoteca Gramercy, on the corner of 3rd & 24th, is another excellent casual spot.

              'inoteca photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

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              Lamazou
              370 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

              'inoteca
              323 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

              Maialino
              2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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