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Aug 6, 2010 03:37 PM

Cheap Lunches & Lunch Specials in East Village

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!

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  1. 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

    1. 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

        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. 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:

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        1. re: RGR

          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. Cafetasia East on Avenue A is decent.

          1. Porchetta, This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, Totale Pizza, Hecho en Dumbo, B&H, Otafuku, 99 Miles to Philly.
            -Jeremy Fisher

            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