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Apr 17, 2010 03:53 PM

Local places when in a rush - [Lower Westchester County]

If you've read my posts, when it comes to dining out, service is basically unimportant to me. Unless of course the waiter/waitress is rude to a date, but other than that, just be relatively timely and let the food be great. What gets to me more than anything is going into a deli on my lunch hour (which in many cases might be 25 minutes) and waiting 20 minutes to be served. Or ordering takeout which says 45 minutes and it comes 90 minutes later. Or picking up food and they say 20 minutes, you get there in 25 and they haven't started it. I won't get into the bad places, because there are too many to name, but there are a few places in the 10583, 10707, 10709 area that are unbelieveable.

Going into a deli: Maple St. Deli - other than getting a panini or something complex like a combo, I don't think I've ever spent more than four minutes in there for anything. I work down the street and one time I left my office at 12;10 and was eating by 12:17. They are that fast.

For delivery: East Bamboo - they almost always tell me 30 minutes, even on the weekends. I have never, not once waited more than 25. One time they rang my bell in ten and I almost wanted to open the bag and make sure it was what I had ordered.

Pick-up. Burrito Poblano. I live exactly one mile from BP. I have two stories to show their speed. One time I ordered my meal while sitting in my car and drove to the restaurant. I walked in and it was waiting for me. Another time, I was listening to a song, walked in and ordered a burrito. I got back in the car, turned the ignition and the song was still on.

I also like all three places because they don't skimp on portions and the prices are very fair.

Does anyone else have any quick hit places in lower Westchester?

Burrito Poblano
85 Main St, Tuckahoe, NY 10707

East Bamboo
17 Mill Rd, Eastchester, NY 10709

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  1. MELT in White Plains is quick, and if you call in advance saying when you'll be there, your order will be ready and waiting for you.

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      1. When I want decent food, not fast food, but fast for me and my kids I go to Panera. It's easy , the service is good and I like the food.

      2. As crowded as they get, if you call ahead to Frank Pepe's, they will have your order ready. DH and I have done this at least half a dozen times and never waited more than the time it took to pay---even if there was a line out the door to get in.