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Feb 21, 2013 09:44 AM

Cheap lunch in Soho?

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

    Same with Balthazar Bakery.

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    1. Alidoro
      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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      1. re: kathryn

        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)

          1. re: ipsedixit

            What do you recommend at Sunrise Mart?

            1. re: Desidero

              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.

          2. 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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            1. re: Simon

              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.


                1. re: kathryn

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

                  1. re: Simon

                    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.

                    1. re: foodwhisperer

                      Thanks all. Totally agree on Mekong.

              1. re: Simon

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

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