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Cheap Lunches in the Financial District

Amy H. | Jul 19, 2001 06:57 PM

Can anyone suggest non-sandwich places to go for lunch downtown that are under $15 for lunch? There are many wonderful expensive places down here but I certainly can't afford go to Boulevard every day (financially or fitness-wise). There seems to be a notable lack of good at least semi-cheap places to go get lunch from work, and I quickly get tired of sandwiches. It doesn't matter to me if the place has only one or two great items -- I am happy to order favorites over again.

More information: I'm over on the edge of the Financial District (Battery and Clay). Much of Chinatown would be walking distance. Favorites are Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Indian, and 'Mediterranean' for lack of a better term (falafel, kebabs, hummous, etc.) But I'm open to any and all suggestions --

I find it completely ironic that I now have the pleasure of living in this great food city, after living in Reno, NV, for two years -- and yet I'm missing my favorite lunch places in Reno because I can't find anything as good here near work! For anyone on their way to Reno, or in Reno, here's a list of my favorites:

Palais de Jade (Szechwan and other Chinese): Moana Blvd. at Lakeside. The best dry-cooked string beans I've had. Nothing here in the city compares. Also great hot & sour soup, mongolian beef, 'Jade sizzling chicken', Szechwan shrimp.

Paolo's Italian Deli (fresh deli sandwiches with the meat sliced only when you order it, and piled on homemade salt focaccia; fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil sandwich on the same; hot meatball sandwiches, etc.): Moana Blvd. at Lakeside.

Bangkok Cuisine (Thai): Mt. Rose St. at Virginia. Best -- Black pepper pork or black pepper chicken; cashew chicken; pad se-euw; pad thai.

Golden Flower (Vietnamese): 5th St., few blocks west of Virginia. Pho, bun, fresh shrimp rolls, seafood salad.

Rose's (great Greek salad and grilled sandwiches on homemade bread): Center St. near the federal courthouse.

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