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Luc2308 Jul 12, 2011 07:45 AM

So I am looking for some new ideas/spots for lunch. I'm in the 17th and Market area and I am so over sanwhiches. I am open to all cuisines really, I'm not a vegetarian, and I'm looking to spend under $15. Not looking for any "lunchmeat" sandwhich places and nothing "heavy" like cheesesteaks. Perhaps a delicious Asian spot that serves a reasonable lunch? Or anything else - I am open to ideas!

I went to Argan last week for a lamb sanwhich - the lamb was delicious and the ingredients were fresh. However I felt they skimped a little on the lamb and there seemed to be more bread than anything.

Went to Matyson the week before - delic!

Anyone have any thoughts?

  1. bluehensfan Jul 12, 2011 07:51 AM

    How about a soft shell crab sandwich at Under the C in Comcast? The can do them up fresh sometimes if you ask nicely. Also Bubbie's Brisket at 15th and Arch is pretty good too.

    1. joluvscards Jul 12, 2011 08:52 AM

      Pad Thai shak?

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        Buckethead Jul 12, 2011 09:05 AM

        Oyster House? All their large lunch plates hover around $15:

        http://oysterhousephilly.com/pdf/SampleLunchMenu.pdf

        I've never been there, but I've always heard good things about Square on Square:

        http://www.squareonsquare.com/menu.htm

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          cwdonald Jul 12, 2011 10:46 AM

          Try the ipswich clam small plate and an ice tea... Oyster House is a great place for lunch. Might be pressed to keep it under the price point, not because everything is so expensive, but because everything is so good.

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            Luc2308 Jul 12, 2011 11:24 AM

            These are all great suggestions so far, thank you! Anyone else?

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              Hungryin theBurbs Jul 12, 2011 11:39 AM

              I've had a couple of nice lunches at Dandelion (18th & Sansom). Depending on how you order, it might push your price point, but they have good sandwiches and a bunch of small plates. Also, across the street is the new Serafina.

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          Bigley9 Jul 12, 2011 10:46 AM

          Is Sabrina's at 18th and Callowhill too far?

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            Luc2308 Jul 12, 2011 11:23 AM

            Yes, I think that's a little to far for my break, but thanks!

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            urbanfabric Jul 12, 2011 12:13 PM

            For eat in, used to hit Nodding Head for a mussel lunch, not always the speediest place, though. Also, Shiroi Hana on 15th Street, next to Good Dog for sushi and bento boxes... definitely one of my favorite lunches in the city.

            My co-workers and I would sometimes hit the Liberty Place food court for burritos or slices of pizza and then those that brought their lunches could eat with us in the food court.

            For take out, I like the Asian bento box/salad place on the 1500 block of Chestnut (north side of the street).

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              kasiav Jul 12, 2011 12:19 PM

              mama's for falafel on 20th and i think sansom?

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                rocknroll52 Jul 13, 2011 04:27 AM

                My favorite lunches in that area are:

                Giwa- stone bowl bibimbap
                Parc- Nicoise salad and basket of bread
                Tria- fig and gorgonzola salad

                Happy lunching!

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                  Luc2308 Jul 13, 2011 10:20 AM

                  So I went to Oyster House today and it was excellent! Thanks for all of the help, everyone's rec's are great!

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