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ISO Great brunch/lunch spot between Penn Station and Minskoff on 45th

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afhochman Feb 13, 2012 09:51 AM

We'll be arriving by bus on Sunday around 11 am. Meandering towards the Minskoff Theatre for a 1 pm show. Hoping to find a quick, really delicious, inexpensive place to stop for brunch/lunch. Easy like sandwiches or salad, a good bagel and/or eggs. Any good delis in the area? Thoughts on Ben's Kosher Deli on 38th? We wouldn't mind going off our path by a few blocks but really won't have a lot of time to spare.

I've done a number of searches on this board but I'm not really finding much...
Very grateful for all suggestions!

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Ben's Kosher Delicatessen
209 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

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    kathryn RE: afhochman Feb 13, 2012 03:07 PM

    I would try either Salumeria Biellese or City Sandwich.

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    Salumeria Biellese
    376 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

    City Sandwich
    649 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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      Alan Henderson RE: kathryn Feb 13, 2012 04:00 PM

      I'm pretty sure Biellese is closed on Sunday. I worked across from Ben's for quite some time and was there quite a few times and never really was impressed. There was a very good dairy store on the same block as Ben's closer to 8th ave that had good bagels and eggs, but I can't vouch that they are even there anymore let alone open on Sunday. Go Go Curry is probably my favorite quick cheap lunch in the area. Sandwich Planet on 9th would be my pick for a sandwich. There is a shake shack in the vicinity now as well.

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      Go Go Curry
      273 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

      Sandwich Planet
      522 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

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        kathryn RE: Alan Henderson Feb 13, 2012 04:04 PM

        D'oh, you are correct.

        Business Hours:
        Monday-Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
        Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
        http://www.salumeriabiellese.com/abou...

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          afhochman RE: Alan Henderson Feb 14, 2012 09:49 AM

          City Sandwich and Sandwich Planet look great. Thanks!
          Anybody care to comment on Times Square Hot Bagels? Most of the posts on Chowhound seem to be favorable but nothing recent. The location is ideal for us but if it's not so good anymore, then we'll pass.

          Thanks!

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          Times Square Hot Bagels
          200 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

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            squid kun RE: afhochman Feb 15, 2012 03:11 PM

            Here's a pretty recent rec (with user instructions): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8231...

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              squid kun RE: afhochman Nov 13, 2012 06:39 PM

              Closing soon, unfortunately ... http://midtownlunch.com/2012/11/12/ti...

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