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Cheap lunch in Soho?

Oscar613 Feb 21, 2013 09:44 AM

I've just started a job in Soho (near Prince and Lafayette) and need good suggestions for where to step and and buy lunch everyday. I only like eating good food but don't want to spend more than $10-$15/day (after tax and tip) on lunch. Do I need to start packing one or are there places around that are good but cheap?

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    Lacrosse_Gastronomic RE: Oscar613 Feb 21, 2013 09:53 AM

    Dominique Ansel serves soup, salads and sandwiches in addition to pastries.

    Same with Balthazar Bakery.

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      Oscar613 RE: Lacrosse_Gastronomic Feb 21, 2013 10:05 AM


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      kathryn RE: Oscar613 Feb 21, 2013 10:16 AM

      Aroma (coffee shop)
      Banh Mi Saigon Bakery
      Calexico cart
      Grandaisy (maybe, those sandwiches are kinda small)
      Ground Support (good grilled cheese)
      Hampton Chutney
      Hoomoos Asli
      La Churreria - lunch special
      McNally Jackson Cafe
      Mezzaluna Pizza
      Once Upon a Tart
      Oro Bakery
      Parm (might be waits?)
      Rabbits aka RBBTS always looks good when I walk past
      Taim - new location on Spring St

      Above Houston, you're fairly close to Bite, Mile End, Il Buco Alimentari.

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        foodwhisperer RE: kathryn Feb 21, 2013 09:40 PM

        Quite a list. Many of which I haven't tried.
        Grandaisy on Sullivan St closed. They are open on W bway in tribeca now.
        Despana is amazing.
        Mooncake is a regular spot and perfect recommendation
        Taim has great falafel
        I just noticed Ch'er Alpenazzi,mentioned Ba'Al,,really great falafel
        Aroma is convenient especially if going to Angelica Theatre
        I'd add Ceci Cela, they have some good sandwiches
        Ben's pizza is an old inexpensive standby
        Kelly and pings is cheap and some things are good
        Nespresso has some good snacks.
        Silver Spurs is a bit of a walk but inexpensive(almost SoHo)

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          Oscar613 RE: kathryn Feb 22, 2013 07:55 AM

          Thanks for the list!

        2. ipsedixit RE: Oscar613 Feb 21, 2013 10:39 AM

          Sunrise Mart.

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            Desidero RE: ipsedixit Feb 22, 2013 02:16 PM

            What do you recommend at Sunrise Mart?

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              ipsedixit RE: Desidero Feb 22, 2013 02:26 PM

              My usual order is a unagi donburi, finished with either an order of double sesame dango (or some peanut mochi).

              Never had their udon, but it looks (and smells) generally pretty good.

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            Simon RE: Oscar613 Feb 21, 2013 11:36 AM

            for soup to go, the stand/kiosk on mercer just below Prince is yummy, esp the Moroccan lamb special and the chicken veggie

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              Desidero RE: Simon Feb 22, 2013 02:16 PM

              Is this stand/kiosk only around during the day? I live in the hood and have never seen it before, but I'm not in the neighborhood during the workday.


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                kathryn RE: Desidero Feb 22, 2013 02:20 PM

                Is this it?

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                  Simon RE: kathryn Feb 22, 2013 04:47 PM

                  yep, that's the one: it's along the east side of Fanelli...

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                    foodwhisperer RE: Simon Feb 22, 2013 10:18 PM

                    Speaking of Prince St. Mekong used to be good and a fun place and cheap. But since they moved to 6th Ave near Houston or Charlton, they are pretty bad.

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                      Desidero RE: foodwhisperer Feb 23, 2013 06:12 AM

                      Thanks all. Totally agree on Mekong.

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                michele cindy RE: Simon Apr 1, 2013 01:01 PM

                The avocado spinach jack cheese wrap is a great deal. I think they must use an entire avocado in it.

              3. iluvcookies RE: Oscar613 Feb 21, 2013 12:50 PM

                Tribeca Taco Truck... usually parked on Bway bet Prince and Spring, near the Scholastic building.

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                  alepenazzi RE: Oscar613 Feb 21, 2013 01:37 PM

                  Pita Burger at Broome Street Bar.
                  Hoomoos Asli.
                  Vive la Crepe.
                  I love the falafel sandwich from Ba'al on sullivan way more than the one from Taim.
                  Salume (most delicious and most expensive sandwiches).
                  Francois Payard Bakery.

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                    Oscar613 RE: alepenazzi Feb 22, 2013 07:56 AM

                    great thanks!

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                      Desidero RE: alepenazzi Feb 22, 2013 02:15 PM

                      I also recommend the Ba'al soup and the Ba'al sandwich at Ba'al. The place is a gem.

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