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$10 and under, family friendly, Fresh, Good, Clean, and worth leaving the Outer Boroughs for?


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$10 and under, family friendly, Fresh, Good, Clean, and worth leaving the Outer Boroughs for?

janie | Jul 29, 2008 06:19 PM

Okay, yeah, I know no one wants to leave Manhattan to go to Brooklyn or Queens, well, there are some of us in Queens, that just love the food here, and don't want to be bothered with the hassles and expense of Manhattan. It's gotten really really expensive in Manhattan, parking, traveling, food, etc...everything has gone way up. But, we come in to do lots of cultural fun stuff, and love Central Park, so, where besides Whole Foods Takeout at Time Warner can you either sit down and have a nice meal, or get really great takeout?

Open to all cuisines, except, Japanese, which doesn't really fit the budget anyway. Used to great Chinese in Flushing, so, unless it can stack up to that, we won't bother. Used to Srip for Thai in Woodside, so can't imagine anything this good in Manhatta, so why bother. So, barring, Japanese, Thai, and CHinese.........we are open to other stuff.

Any good Indian (we've got a new really great place in Astoria, Seva,), used to go to Banjara and then felt it declined, portions got smaller, prices went up, and quality got worse, so haven't been back in the last year. Maybe it's gotten better???
Read about Sevannas? I think, seems like a dosa place, and prices seem real high for that kind of stuff, much higher than Jackson Heights. Curry Leaf place seems good with prices, is it great there?

Italian?? Any great pasta spots that fit this price range. Is Lamarca still around? What about Via Emilia?? Is this place pricier? Anything in the village or the Upper west side that is affordable?

Middle Eastern? What about the place on west 49? I think..the guy everyone says is nasty but makes great stuff? What's the name of that place? Is their falafel green or yellow inside?

American? Is Walkers any good still, in Tribeca, it was reasonably priced and portions decent?
French? Well, I doubt that would fit the $10 limit
Spanish? Even Sevilla used to be decent years ago, but prices went up, portions down, and quality plummeted.
Cuban? Never had it good anywhere in NY, I'm a Miami girl, not easy to please, get my fix down there.
Turkish? Ali Baba, on 34th, good fair lunch special, good food, prices for dinner too high.
Afghani? Any good ones still? Is Pamir still around?

Okay, I'm pessimistic to say the least, please tell me if there are any deals left in Manhattan? Even Noodles on 28th raised their prices by a bunch, and I used to grab stuff to go there when I was around that area (very good scallion pancakes)

Thanks for the help!

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