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Lunch: Rockefeller Center


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Hi...

So I've search and found dinner ideas in the 30 Rock area... Lunch on the site has ideas like Moishes falafel, of course, and that chinese place on 46 b/w 6&7...

How about other lunch ideas in the quasi 30 Rock area - say 52rd to 47th between 5th to 8th (1/2 hour walk/buy/back) for $6 or under?

Many thanks, in advance, for ideas.

Btw - Cosi, the "yougart parfait": $3 - not bad and right at 47th & 6th...

~waves

"When you look at the face of the bear, you see the monumental indifference of nature. . . . You see a half-disguised interest in just one thing: food."

Werner Herzog; NPR interview about his documentary "Grizzly Man"...

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Does it have to be $6????  That doesn't even get you a corner deii sandwich anymore....... especially in Midtown.....

I guess not - esp. since some 50 folks read with no reply...

There are a plethora of choices at about $8 (after taxes) - so, given the good cheap eats seem out, what's the best value in the area for lunchmuncher?

Thanks for ideas...

~waves

"When you look at the face of the bear, you see the monumental indifference of nature. . . . You see a half-disguised interest in just one thing: food."

Werner Herzog; NPR interview about his documentary "Grizzly Man"...

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Okay, okay, I was one of the 50.

Waves, have you found the Midtown Lunch blog yet? Zach has pretty eclectic taste and there are a lot of commenters and tipsters who obviously appreciate that someone is making the effort to see that we all have more interesting things for lunch. I don't know how else I would've found out about the new Popeye's on 40th between 7th & 8th - three chicken strips, a side and a biscuit for four bucks! And as soon as I get my courage up (or, more likely, get someone to hold my hand) I will try one of those back-of-a-deli Korean places and get me some Japanese rice balls from one of those stores on 41st.

But mostly, the prices around here depress me so much I brown bag it a LOT. Perhaps that's your future too...

To hell with poverty! We'll get drunk on cheap wine - Gang of Four

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For $6 and under go down to the Trini-Pak cart on the SE corner of 43rd and 6th. The cart has a man/wife team and it's usually next to a fruit cart. When in doubt, you can always ask "is this the Trini-Pak cart?" You can get a medium chicken and rice (get the basmati) and a soda for $5.

I'd recommend the Kwik-Meal cart but that's a little more than $6.

If you want to go down for a farther walk you can go to the trio of Japanese places on 41st between Fifth and Sixth aves.

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  • 1 month later...

Just a quick follow up to the many good suggestions I received (thks!)...

Moishe's falafel is delish and a bargain at $4.50; the kwik meal cart (and lunch blog) something else - lamb is a good as people say and I had a very good chicken sandwich for $4.50...

There are a lot of the 'build your own salad/sandwich/panini/udon soup (on & on) joints but my favorite is Bocca; you can't get out of those places really for less than $7...

There's a Two Boots in 30 Rock; not Park Slope or Lower East Side - but is pretty good...

Hing Won didn't impress me (too MSG/cornstarch goopy) - but I'll give it another shot. There's another good udon joint on 7th between 49 & 48 that's cheap ($7) and fresh.

Will keep eating around for ideas.

~waves

"When you look at the face of the bear, you see the monumental indifference of nature. . . . You see a half-disguised interest in just one thing: food."

Werner Herzog; NPR interview about his documentary "Grizzly Man"...

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