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New Job, New Area (Murray Hill, 31st and Park), Cheap Lunch Options PLEASE

Please provide me with cheap and tasty options. I've been to all the Indian Lunch buffets and LOVE them, and I often to go Murray Hill Deli (34th and Lex) for their huge and delicious sandwiches. Nothing else seems to be worth the money though.

Budget: Needs to be under $10, preferably closer to $5 (I'm an intern). I Need Options for:

-Sandwiches (the bigger the better)
-Pasta (THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT. Lots of pasta for cheap... some Deli's have build your own fresh pasta but its all so expensive.)
-Soup (Where is a small cup of soup less than $5 once tax is added?? Ridiculous!)
-Lunch specials anywhere for when I go with co-workers to a restaurant?
-Thai

Thanks so much!

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Murray Hill Market
136 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016

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  1. Here are a few of the cheap places I like for lunch in the area

    La Posada - mexican on 3d betw. 26 and 27
    Baoguette - Lexington betw 25 and 26
    H Mart - Korean lunch boxes - 32d betw. 5th and B'way
    E Mo - korean "sushi" also on 32d betw. 5th and B'way
    Minar - 31st betw. 5th and B'way
    Lasani - 29th betw. 5th and B'way
    halal truck on madison and 27th
    chinese steamtable (don't know name) on 25th betw. Lex and 3d (3 items plus soup for $5.75)
    for sit down lunch, I like buffet at tiffin wallah on 28th betw. park and lex
    for pasta, try bella napoli on madison betw. 30 and 31

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    Tiffin Wallah
    127 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016

    E-Mo
    2 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

    Han Ah Reum
    25 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

    Minar
    5 W 31st St, New York, NY 10016

    Bella Napoli
    130 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016

    Lasani
    15 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

    La Posada
    364 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

    Jimmy's House
    162 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010

    Baoguette
    61 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

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    1. re: salmonskin

      Go to LASANI on 29th between 5th and Bradway - I cannot recommend it highly enough, the best chicken you'll get in NYC and the staff are lovely. Get a fresh roti bread steaming from the oven or a nan or an indulgent chappati. Their rice pudding is a breakfast treat with sweet chai or have the eggs and a nan for 3.50 - I'm not joking!!

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      Lasani
      15 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

    2. If it is a nice day, take a walk to Defonte's for sandwiches.

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      Defonte's Sandwich Shop
      261 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

      1. 2 slices and a soda for $5 at La Pizzaria on 3rd and 31st
        Bodega on 2nd between 28 and 27 makes huge sandwichs of boarshead meats for $5
        Gyro at Chicken Kitchen on 3rd and 39th
        Sicilian Slices at Royal on 3rd and 39th

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        La Pizzeria
        442 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

        Royal Pizza
        592 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

        Famous Chicken Place
        592 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

        1. Latin Thing (yes, that's the name!) on Lexington between 25-26 Sts...awfully good and awfully cheap! Platters, burritos, sandwiches, etc.

          http://www.latinthingnyc.com/index.htm

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          Latin Thing
          61 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010