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Old 08-10-06, 08:52 PM   #1
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NYC Messenger Lunch spots....

NYC Messenger Lunch spots...I know you guys have them. I'd like to get a list of all the best spots you guys have gone to eat when your on a break. When I mean "best" I mean good food and dirt f_uckin cheep!!!

My spot is right on the corner of 7th and 23rd St. right next to that Papaya place. Its an asian Mexican take out place. Looks like the cooks havnt showered in 3 weeks but damn those burritos are freakin MASSIVE! and less then 4 bucks! yumm!
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Old 08-10-06, 09:56 PM   #2
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dollar pizza on 8th nd 37st. i eat there almost ev day. any papaya. 275 2 dogs and a drink. i dont knw of anything else really. idont really eat healthy. hope that helps ....
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i'm not a messenger but the $1 dumpling spot on eldridge and broom is pretty banging.
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Old 08-10-06, 11:37 PM   #4
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punjabi. off 1st ave & houston. on the cheap and good vege tip.
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good suggestions so far.

that place on 7th and 23rd is your standard chexican fare. not bad, as it goes. all of those 'tortilla' places are exactly the same!

dumpling house on eldridge - excellent suggestion. i avoid the greasy dumplings there, but go for the $2 boild veggie dumplings. douse them in hot sauce and top it off with a sesame pancake for 50 cents. excellent.

punjabi is also a great suggestion. $2 for a small rice with mystery veggies #1-5 (i just pick two at random, never sure what's what. they're all good). i recommend adding a fried samosa covered in tamarind sauce for another 75 cents.

punjabi usually gives me those "uh oh" gastro rumblings an hour or two later.
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Theres a deli on 7th and 21 that has awesome wraps, but i usally chow down on dirt water dogs for my cheap-ass luches.
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and if im really thirsty, i go to subways on 18 btwn broadway and 5th for a 6 inch, but free unlimited drinks, so long as its after 5. Nothing like a 3 dollar sub, and 10 bucks worth of beverages thrown in for free.
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The hello deli?
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i'm not a messenger but the $1 dumpling spot on eldridge and broom is pretty banging.
Seconds to that. Dumpling House does, in fact, rock. I think some gals made a DVD about how much it rocks.
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PUNJABI! lahore is sweet too, one whatever street that is between broadway and lafayette, a couple feet south of houston
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dollar pizza on 8th nd 37st. i eat there almost ev day. any papaya. 275 2 dogs and a drink. i dont knw of anything else really. idont really eat healthy. hope that helps ....
yeah i eat at the pizza place on 8th and 37th almost every day. 2 slices and 16 oz fruit punch, 3 bucks. really crispy cheesy drippy goodness.

oops actually i think its on 8th and 36th, right at the corner, they also have 99 cent iced coffee. rad
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pakistani tea house.

uptown juice bar.
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inside your bag I hear there is a cheap lunch.
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dollar pizza on 8th nd 37st.
+1. my wallet loves that place.
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I second dumpling house on eldridge and also punjabi's.

Also there's a hispanic place on lafayette just north of spring, not as cheap as others but you get great stew or whole chicken for something like 6 bucks.
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I second dumpling house on eldridge and also punjabi's.

Also there's a hispanic place on lafayette just north of spring, not as cheap as others but you get great stew or whole chicken for something like 6 bucks.

o yah that place rulez
you can get a dish of red beans and rice with plantains or stewed chicken for like 3 dollars
i even took a pic of it once:

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I second dumpling house on eldridge and also punjabi's.
i third them, those are two of my favorite places to eat in the world.
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Also there's a hispanic place on lafayette just north of spring, not as cheap as others but you get great stew or whole chicken for something like 6 bucks.
Is that the place that looks like a weird shack from the outside? I think the building is yellow? That place is good.

brunop's suggestion of Uptown Juice Bar is also friggin' amazing, but I'd imagine that since the Church St location shut down that it's pretty far out of the way for most folks.

I do not live in NYC. I do, however, like to eat.

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yeah, it's kinda run down on the outside and inside... tiny little spot but amazing food.

also the chinese place on centre, just north of canal. for 4 bucks you get rice, choice of 4 sides and a soup, very authentic taiwanese takeout food. One of my favorite places for lunch in the city.
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All this cheap lunch mention, and no banh mi? Vietnamese sandwiches (usually ground pork, ham, vegetables, mayo, hot peppers on a toasted baguette) for like $3. I like the joint on Lafayette at the corner of Walker (block south of Houston) and the place on Broome between Elizabeth and Mott. Nicky's on 2nd and B is also good, but they're $4.50 instead of $3 -- bigger sandwich though.
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Is that diner in Quicksilver a real place and still around?
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Have you gone to the market on Elizabeth between mott and whatever is south of mott? The market actually runs through the whole block from Elizabeth to Mott so you can enter on either side. Anyway, you can get basically the same deal for $3, but only 3 dishes. It's still more than a normal person can eat without getting sick though.


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yeah, it's kinda run down on the outside and inside... tiny little spot but amazing food.

also the chinese place on centre, just north of canal. for 4 bucks you get rice, choice of 4 sides and a soup, very authentic taiwanese takeout food. One of my favorite places for lunch in the city.
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whats this uptown juice bar i keep hearing about? is it a smoothie joint or is there food?
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punjabi just raised it's prices to a wallet busting $2.50 for 2 veggies and rice...

for bahn mi my personal favorite is the one on Mott south of Grand in the back of the Jewelry store, but yeah any of the other ones mentioned will do the trick.
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