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lunch and early dinner in chelsea on a work break

luckiestduck Jul 5, 2010 03:01 PM

Hi Hounds- I'm going to be working in Chelsea (20th and 7th) for the next couple of weeks and am looking for some fast but delicious meals in the 'hood. I'll be flying solo, so think cheap and cheerful. I'll generally eat at 1 or 2 in the afternoon and 6 or 7 at night. Since they're work breaks, I don't want to spend much. $10 a meal(no drink) is up my alley. Thanks for any advice!

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    anrf18 Jul 5, 2010 05:02 PM

    Ichiban for sushi (between 23rd and 24th on 7th) is good and reasonable.

    Garden of Eden (23rd/7th Ave), Whole Foods (24th/7th Ave) and Wrapido (23rd betweeen 7th and 6th) have good sandwiches/wraps.

    KooFoo Korean Rice Bar (26/27th Street and 8th Avenue) is very reasonable and has good daily specials, bimibop and spicy tuna roll. Its too small to eat-in though but there is a park down the block towards 9th Ave as well as places to sit and eat by FIT towards 7th ave.

    Salumeria Biellese (27th and 8th) has good italian lunch specials/hero's.

    Suprema (30th and 8th) has good pizza

    Pongsri Thai (23rd &6th) has good lunch specials

    Dallas BBQ on 23rd & 8th is cheap and alot of people like their burgers, chicken/chicken sandwiches and wings

    Salumeria Biellese
    376 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

    165 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

    Garden of Eden
    162 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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      eeee Jul 6, 2010 06:40 AM

      I think the best sushi (not life-altering, but solid) sushi in the area is Momoya on 20th and 7th, right near you. It's a very pleasant place to eat in, or you can take out. Tebaya, on 19th between 6th and 7th, has fantastic Japanese chicken wings (really) and other tasty dishes over rice. Plus, your lunch special at Tebaya comes with a free drink (including their homemade ice teas.) Sirtaj, on 26th between 6th and Bway, is a great hole in the wall Indian place. I love their tandoori chicken special. Very inexpensive. Hill Country, right next door, can be cheap if you order right, and might be a fun afterwork place for you to hang out. RUB on 23rd and 7th has an amazing burger special, only on Mondays. If you get stuck there's always Whole Foods on 24th and 7th to take out (no cafe at that location)

      Hill Country
      30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

      144 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

      185 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      36 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

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        foodwhisperer Jul 22, 2010 05:32 PM

        Hill Country has great fatty brisket. the jalapeno sausage is good too. Everything is by the pound. the sides are good too, corn pudding, bean caviar, sweet potatoes . The ribs i didnt like too much ,pretty tough. But Hill country is a good bbq spot. Fette Sau in brooklyn is better though

        Hill Country
        30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

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        luckiestduck Jul 7, 2010 07:57 AM

        Thanks for the suggestions! Tebaya looks like it fits the bill! I'll also check out Pongsri. The others are a bit far and might take too much time getting back and forth, but good to have filed away for future needs!

        144 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

        165 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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