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Union Square area "quick bite"

ttoommyy Jun 8, 2011 09:04 AM

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.

  1. MWinston Jun 27, 2011 11:01 AM

    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

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      craft21 Jun 11, 2011 05:34 PM

      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
        ttoommyy Jun 14, 2011 11:49 AM

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

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        stefathena Jun 9, 2011 08:19 AM

        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. ttoommyy Jun 9, 2011 07:09 AM

          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. thew Jun 8, 2011 02:11 PM

            republic for noodles

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            Republic
            37 Union Sq W, New York, NY 10003

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              Simon Jun 9, 2011 12:12 PM

              yikes...i think Republic is unredeemably bad

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                thew Jun 9, 2011 01:54 PM

                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

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                  Simon Jun 9, 2011 04:22 PM

                  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
                    ttoommyy Jun 14, 2011 08:10 AM

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

            2. Deb Van D Jun 8, 2011 01:31 PM

              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
                ttoommyy Jun 8, 2011 01:56 PM

                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.

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                  JeremyEG Jun 14, 2011 08:49 AM

                  Second Dogmatic. Really delicious.
                  JeremyEG
                  HomeCookLocavore.com

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                    asiansupper Jun 22, 2011 03:24 PM

                    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

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                  small h Jun 8, 2011 09:41 AM

                  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
                    ttoommyy Jun 8, 2011 09:50 AM

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

                    1. re: ttoommyy
                      Ike Jun 21, 2011 11:16 AM

                      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

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                    H Manning Jun 8, 2011 09:20 AM

                    Dos Toros Taqueria

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

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                    1. re: H Manning
                      ttoommyy Jun 8, 2011 09:48 AM

                      Looks good. Thanks!

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