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Aug 11, 2010 08:07 PM

Downtown Brooklyn Eats

Just switched to a new job and I'll be in Downtown Brooklyn fairly often. I'm looking for some good lunch options beyond Mile End (smoked turkey is so much better than the smoked meat imho). On my walks over there, I've passed a Mexican grocery serving tacos/tortas/cemitas, so I'll probably check that out at some point, but I would really like something beyond the nasty chains closer to Borough Hall.


Mile End
97 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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  1. One thing I used to do when I worked there was head over to Sahadi's. I'd get a small container of hummus and some pita and my lunch was under $3. You could also splurge on grape leaves or something and lunch still wouldn't hit $6.

    187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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    1. re: ndukka562

      Thanks a lot, that sounds up my alley.

    2. The Mexican grocery you refer to is Fast and Fresh Deli. Definitely a good option. If you are heading to Sahadi's, Damascus (almost next door) also makes good falafel sandwiches and Waterfalls (one block down) is a good, cheap Middle Eastern sit down restaurant, unlike Sahadi's and Damascus, which are stores.

      187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      Fast and Fresh Deli
      84 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

      1. Souvlaki House on Lawrence just off Fulton street has good gyros for lunch

        Souvlaki House
        158 Lawrence St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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        1. re: salmonskin

          Their gyros are better than good and cheap too. I used to buy one for lunch at least once a week when I worked over there.

        2. If you have occasion to eat a bit upscale Queen on Court St. is open for lunch and has excellent Italian food, both standard and more contemporary dishes.

          84 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

          1. When the weather's nice, it's lovely to eat outside on the Promenade. Lassen & Henning's Deli on Montague is a good place to pick up a sandwich on the way.