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Lunch near 22nd and South St.?

spicemistress Jul 8, 2010 12:29 PM

I need to find a nice, inexpensive place for a casual lunch near 22nd and South Streets. The place really can't be more than a block or two from that area. Thanks!

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    Buckethead RE: spicemistress Jul 8, 2010 01:34 PM

    Grace Tavern is under a block away. So is Ants Pants, but I've never been there.


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      barryg RE: spicemistress Jul 8, 2010 02:14 PM

      Grace is good.

      Divan Turkish Kitchen is at 22nd and Carpenter. A bit more than two blocks but very good. It's a nice place.

      If a coffeeshop atmosphere is ok, La Va at 21st & South has a nice vibe and good Mediterranean food. It's counter service, though,

      Avoid any temptation to go to Ten Stone, the food is really bad unless you just want to eat wings.

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        sockii RE: barryg Jul 10, 2010 11:07 AM

        I don't think Ten Stone is bad. Their salads are good, and I like some of their panini and other sandwiches. It's by no means gourmet but certainly satisfying enough for a basic meal, especially if you want a drink as well. Unless it's suddenly gone majorly downhill, but I lived a block away from there for years and have had many lunches there in the past.

        Ants Pants is excellent for breakfasty food and if it's a weekday the crunch and crowds won't be so bad.

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        phillylunchjamie RE: spicemistress Jul 9, 2010 08:11 AM

        What about Cafe Luticia on 22nd and Lombard?

        @buckethead I have been to Ants Pants and enjoyed their brunch.

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          bonappetite RE: spicemistress Jul 10, 2010 12:13 PM

          There is also Roberto Cafe at I think 23rd and South. Had takeout once that did not wow me, but should be fine for a decent lunch

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