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Cheap Lunches & Lunch Specials in East Village

uwsister Aug 6, 2010 03:37 PM

Pretty self-explanatory - looking for cheap lunches (preferably under/around $10) and lunch specials near 17th St. and 2nd Ave.

Some of my past lunches:
Motorino $12 lunch special
Luke's Lobster (I know it's more than $10, but it was worth it)
Defonte's roast beef sandwich (ditto)
Momofuku Milk Bar for pork buns and soft serve

I'm willing to go north, south, west, east, anywhere I can walk to, eat, and come back within an hour.

Thank you in advance, hounds!

  1. jeremyhfisher Aug 19, 2010 02:29 PM

    Porchetta, This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, Totale Pizza, Hecho en Dumbo, B&H, Otafuku, 99 Miles to Philly.
    -Jeremy Fisher
    Founder, http://www.dinevore.com

    127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    99 Miles to Philly
    94 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    236 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

    110 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

    Hecho en Dumbo
    354 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

    36 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

    This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef
    149 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    1. EV_Eats Aug 8, 2010 01:06 PM

      Cafetasia East on Avenue A is decent.

      1. r
        RGR Aug 7, 2010 10:20 AM

        Posto Thin Crust Pizza is on the corner of 2nd & 18th. It flies under the usual pizza radar, but I think the pizza is excellent. They have a variety of lunch specials, all of which fit your budget.


        Lantern Thai is directly across the street on the corner. The food's very good. Their lunch special is $8.


        Lamazou, on 3rd & 27th, has fabulous sandwiches. Prices fit your budget. Take-out only.

        Photos of one of our favorite Lamazou sandwiches: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623484368930/


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        1. re: RGR
          uwsister Aug 7, 2010 04:46 PM

          I'll definitely have to try Posto! I've walked by it many times, been wondering how their pizza is. Lamazou is not too far either.

          BTW I am willing to spend more than $10 for "worthy" food, of course.

        2. Bko Aug 7, 2010 05:19 AM

          Artichoke is a slice joint close to Motorino that you might want to try out. I would definitely recommend the Sicilian slice there ($4), but if you are looking for larger slices, try something like the margarita there ($4). Ramen Setagaya on St. Marks Place has a lunch deal, with the shio ramen being $8.50. Ippudo also has a lunch special which comes with a choice of ramen, a small rice bowl with meat or seafood, and a side of pickled vegetables. They are all great places to try out, although I would recommend Ippudo and Artichoke over Setagaya.

          65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

          Ramen Setagaya
          34 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

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          1. re: Bko
            uwsister Aug 7, 2010 04:44 PM

            Been to Artichoke, I like the square slice quite a bit but I really prefer somewhere I can sit down and read.

            Totally forgot about Ippudo! It's a bit of a walk but probably worth it. Thanks for the reminder.

          2. BluPlateSpec Aug 6, 2010 08:48 PM

            Hummus Place on 8th Street (St. Marks Place) between 1st. Ave. Ave. A. Lunch special $7.95, choice of hummus plus appetizer and two pitas.

            Dumpling Man, also on St. Marks Place.

            Dumpling Man
            100 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

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