I just started a new job just south of Astor place on Lafayette and I'm looking for a place to go to lunch on the days where I actually have time to leave my desk. I'm looking for any kind of cuisine, though I am sort of a snob when it comes to Chinese food having grown up with a mother who cooks traditional chinese and going to Dim Sum every sunday in Chinatown.
I'd like to be able to get away for under $10, but if the quality is there, maybe I'll treat myself to a higher price point every now and again.
I know a lot of thread already exist for NYU students looking for lunch spots, but I'm not looking to have pizza or burgers (unless they're very well made).
Thanks for your help!