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Lunch near NYU

deeg Jun 7, 2012 05:08 AM

I recently started working near NYU (W. 4th & Mercer) and am looking for some good, cheap lunch spots (<$10). Preferably a 10 minute walk or less. Any suggestions? Any and all types of food are fine - take-out or sit-down (understandably sit-down may be a little pricier). Also, are there any good food carts/trucks in the area?

Thank you!

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    carcrash RE: deeg Jun 7, 2012 05:41 AM

    I love Ngam for lunch near NYU. It's a few dollars pricier, although I think some of the lunch specials may be 9.50. I'd go there for any meal though- very good, creative modern asian. Their Thai Burger is insane.

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      swannee RE: deeg Jun 7, 2012 07:52 AM

      The roti cart on the South side of Washington Square is one of the best in the city.

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        kathryn RE: swannee Jun 7, 2012 07:54 AM

        He's better known as “Dosa Man” Thiru Kumar, who won the Vendys in 2007.

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        michelleats RE: deeg Jun 7, 2012 06:42 PM

        Thiru's dosa cart might be one of the better carts in the city, but they're definitely not the best dosas in the city. In the same neighborhood, Indian Creperie, a brick and mortar store, makes much better dosas.

        There are actually a few good, inexpensive Indian lunch places in the area. For north Indian, Thelewala makes good nizami (kati) rolls. So does Kati Roll.

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          foodwhisperer RE: michelleats Jun 7, 2012 07:49 PM

          Since NYU covers many blocks, especially if you include the dorms. I suggest you take a walk to Num Pang on E12th off University, and get a coconut shrimp sandwich on such a good roll, and a grilled corn on the cob, with a root beer. They have lots of other great stuff too.

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          Barcelonian RE: deeg Jun 9, 2012 03:29 PM

          Parm, Olives, Taim (opening any day now on Mulberry and Spring), Mamouns, Artichoke for pizza, Parisi Bakery might be within 10 min walking (On Mott near Broome)...so many more!

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