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Any suggestions for a "fast food" type of place in the Union Square area? Going to see a movie and will be looking for something to eat around 8:30 or so. We don't want to have a traditional sit-down, waiter service meal. We'd rather have something we can order form a counter and then sit and eat at a table. All types of cuisines are fine. Outside of the usual chains, any good suggestions? Thanks.

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  1. Dos Toros Taqueria

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    Dos Toros
    137 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: H Manning

      Looks good. Thanks!

    2. Maoz Vegetarian. If you don't mind sitting at a counter.

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      Maoz
      38 Union Sq E, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: small h

        We have one in Hoboken but I've yet to try it. Sitting at the counter is not a problem. Thanks.

        1. re: ttoommyy

          I LOVE Maoz (more for the red baby eggplant and other fixings than the falafel itself, although the falafel is no slouch), but just for future reference, there is very very VERY little seating/counter space there. I usually take it out to the park or something. (Now, if there were a Taim location closer to Union Square, the falafel options would be even more awesome.)

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          Maoz
          38 Union Sq E, New York, NY 10003

      2. Had you thought about Dogmatic? I've only been there once but I thought the lamb sausage with truffle gruyere sauce was pretty darned tasty. Quirky place in an appealing way.

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        Dogmatic
        26 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

         
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        1. re: Deb Van D

          Yes, I did. But I just can't get past how "obnoxious" they look. lol

          But seriously...I did think about Dogmatic but I don't know anyone who's been there. Now I do. Thanks for the suggestion Deb Van D.

          1. re: Deb Van D

            Second Dogmatic. Really delicious.
            JeremyEG
            HomeCookLocavore.com

            1. re: JeremyEG

              third dogmatic!

              also manna kitchen which is a korean joint on 18th

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              Manna Express Kitchen
              28 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

          2. republic for noodles

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            Republic
            37 Union Sq W, New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: thew

              yikes...i think Republic is unredeemably bad

              1. re: Simon

                the request was not for a top tier NYC excellence, but a fast decent quick meal. ive had more than decent noodles there, and their faux bahn mi is quite tasty as well. not every meal need be per se, and there is a lot of good between per se and mcdonalds

                1. re: thew

                  i personally think Republic is worse than McDonalds, and i wouldn't eat at McDonalds if someone paid me...to each their own...

                  1. re: Simon

                    I like McDonald's so I may like Republic. :)

            2. Thanks to all. Since it was so hot out after the movie last night we just decided to go home and have something light. I'll keep these suggestions in mind for another night. Thanks again.

              1. Korilla BBQ truck usually hangs out in the area at night. For next time...

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                Korilla BBQ
                Mobile truck, no formal location, New York, NY 10001

                1. Num Pang

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                  Num Pang Sandwich Shop
                  21 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

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                  1. re: craft21

                    Wow, that menu looks amazing craft21. I think this is the winner for next time. Thank you.

                  2. Dos Toros
                    Num Pang
                    Maoz
                    Pita Joe
                    Dogmatic
                    Rainbow Falafel

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                    Rainbow Falafel
                    26 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

                    Maoz
                    38 Union Sq E, New York, NY 10003

                    Pita Joe
                    2 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

                    Dogmatic
                    26 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

                    Num Pang Sandwich Shop
                    21 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

                    Dos Toros
                    137 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003