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Lunch in the financial district ....as bad as the markets performance...

What are your best bets for takeout lunch in the financial district ... It seems like its just one place after another with mediocre food and rising prices. I like the meze bar at Boston Kabob House ( but only when they are running the $4.99/lb sale ) . A new place Theo's opened up on Oliver St. but sandwiches there are below average and they have a memory span of about 10 seconds. I was the only person in there and ordered a plain tuna sub ... about 10 secs later the guy asks me if I wanted a small Italian.. I have been there about 5 times and the same thing happens every time. PLEASE HELP US GET SOME GOOD FOOD IN BOSTON !

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  1. Sultan's Kitchen is great . . . otherwise, there are a lot of mediocre, overpriced options.

    GG
    http://www.semisweetonline.com

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    Sultan's Kitchen
    116 State St, Boston, MA 02109

    1. I agree. I do like the vegetarian sandwich at Chacarero (under $6). Soooo tired of Cosi with their $9 salads...I used to like them but the quality has gone down. I did go to Theo's once. It was ok.

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      Cosi
      200 Terminal St, Charlestown, MA 02129

      Chacarero
      101 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110

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      1. re: Suze123

        Very good ... Sultan's and Chacarero are 2 of my favorites... More bang for your buck at Chacarero.... Sultan's prices are a touch high for lunch. You should be able to get a good lunch without shelling out 9 bucks !!!

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        Chacarero
        101 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110

        1. re: Wheels1

          Just revisited Chacarero (Arch st. location) for the first time in a long time. got a small combo, extra hot sauce, extra green beans, and cut in half - it was as excellent as I remember them to always be. This is a HUGE sandwich. They were very nice about my special requests for the extras.

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          Chacarero
          101 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110

          1. re: JudyHP

            I also ate at Chacarero for the first time in a long time last week. The Arch Street location already had a long line when I arrived just before noon. (Unlike the old Filene's window location, they now have enough space to move people through the line fairly quickly; I was in and out in about 15 minutes.) I had the small beef (I used to always get the chicken, but switched to the beef about a year or so ago) with the works, extra hot. It was huge (even though a small) and it was as amazingly good as ever.

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            Chacarero
            101 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110

      2. Are you near Sam LaGrassa's? I remember them having great sandwiches.

        1. You should try Delicato Cafe, They have excellent, sandwiches, salads, and hot meals, Their stuff is always fresh and the menu has interesting daily specials

          http://www.delicatocafe.com/

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          Delicato
          8 City Hall Ave, Boston, MA 02108

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          1. re: amljml

            Will second Delicato.

            For the truly adventurous, try the Hungry Traveler around the corner. They claim they will be adding sushi to the menu...maybe....but I had an ok pastrami sandwich there the other day. Not saying it was LaGrassa's but I liked it enough.

            I actually think the salads at Sebastian's are a great value, so long as you stay away from the add-on proteins. If you stick with just veggies, it's a huge salad for something like $6 and kicks Cosi's tail.

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            Delicato
            8 City Hall Ave, Boston, MA 02108

            Hungry Traveler
            29 Court Sq, Boston, MA 02108

            Cosi
            200 Terminal St, Charlestown, MA 02129

            1. re: Bob Dobalina

              Some of my repeat lunch spots (for sit-down or take-out) include Delicato Cafe for their salads, Sakurabana for their sushi and Sultan's Cafe for their addictive falafel!

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              Delicato
              8 City Hall Ave, Boston, MA 02108

              1. re: CreativeFoodie42

                I'd also have to add Zo at Center Plaza for their chicken gyros!

          2. "lunch is for wimps?"..:)...

            http://www.imdb.com/character/ch00122...

            Here's a link to a thread from last year. All the recs are still good.

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