the food 'round here is atrocious; I'm finding 3rd avenue slightly better than lexington but madison, not much either. going south seems slightly better, and going north yields some things as well but, anyone with gems? I saw a torta place further up on lexington that seemed promising, but I'm looking for meals at all hours (early morning breakfast finds) as well as late night (leaving the school at 10pm or 11pm) and snacks throughout the day. food emporium should not have to be a viable option for me, and neither should the two or three streetmeat carts that supply most of the students with lunch.
and, student budget is helpful too, but not required. gems are all that I'm asking for. Agra is nearby but I haven't been there, Burger Heaven looks terrible, there is a fancy wine bar on lex and 64th or 65th? a frozen yogurt place, and a korean quickservice noodle place called Helen's. Smoothie/muffin place on 70th and lex? and a cluster of weird restaurants at 68th and 3rd also (pizza disguised as fancy, and deli disguised as "burger" joint).