Cheapish Breakfast and Lunch in NYC?

Jun 21st, 2014, 11:42 AM
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I realize my budget is low, but it's flexible.

From what I hear, Katz's sandwiches are huge, so maybe we could split one. I'll check out 2nd Avenue Deli, too. Thanks, Fra_Diavolo!

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Jun 21st, 2014, 11:56 AM
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Yes, you could split at 2nd Ave. Deli. We ate breakfast at Parisienne on 7th Ave. Near Carnegie hall. Very reasonable.
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Jun 21st, 2014, 12:12 PM
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Both Katz's and 2nd Ave Deli make large but expensive sandwiches that you can split. The pastrami is a shade better at Katz's but the side dishes at 2nd Ave are far superior. I prefer 2nd Ave.
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Jun 21st, 2014, 12:12 PM
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Lee Ann..It goes without saying that we split Katz' sandwiches. Our teen wanted his own and couldn't finish it. They were under $20.00 each I believe, like $17.99,
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Jun 21st, 2014, 12:31 PM
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Lee Ann

I have not been to Hudson Eats but I love Mighty Quinn at another location and people have been raving about Black Seed Bagel. And the brothers that own the Blue Ribbon mini-food empire offer good value. Since it is new, I suspect the prices will be a tad high to pay for a new lease etc.
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Jun 21st, 2014, 06:05 PM
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Just so you know, you don't take the Air train to Penn Station.

You take the Air train to Jamaica Station then transfer to the Long Island RR.

I hope you know how to use the ticket machines at Jamaica to buy an exit ticket for the Air train and a ticket for the LIRR.

If I were at the Met (Charles James?) and wanted something to eat, I would visit the Neue Museum/Cafe Sabarsky and have a Viennese coffee and some apple strudel.


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Jun 21st, 2014, 06:45 PM
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If you want just plain old fashioned diners east of the Met are 2. Both are Nectar Diners. And on the other side of the street is Viand Diner. All on Madison Ave.. 1 block away.
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Jun 21st, 2014, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the reminder, Thin. Between paperwork for the show and trying to figure out what we want to do, I haven't had time to figure out all the details of getting where we want to go. If the ticket machines are like the ones in London and Washington, DC, I think we'll figure them out.

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Jun 21st, 2014, 08:19 PM
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near the meet is the New Amity Diner ..84th and Madison.. your basic nyc greek coffee shop.. sandwiches ,eggs etc.. decent sized portions and decent prices.. a lot cheaper than the cafeteria in the met, or le pain q..
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Jun 22nd, 2014, 01:22 PM
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If you are going to take the LIRR to Penn Station from Jamaica, you have to buy a combo ticket at the machine.

On one side is a Metro card, the other side is the LIRR ticket.

You use the Metro card to get through the turnstiles at JAMAICA.

The Penn STATION train is usually track #2.

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Jun 22nd, 2014, 05:41 PM
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And if you follow thru on all those suggestions for Mad.Ave. delis near the Met:: Viand is between 79th and 78th on the East side of Mad. It's known for it's fresh turkey sandwiches. God knows what they cost now. They were over $10 years ago when I worked in the neighborhood. But the turkey sandwich is delicious…. best with a mixture of dark and light meat. I used to split one with a friend… The other places mentioned are good too. But this being NYC will be more than $10 per if you sit down. Thin's suggestion of Cafe Sabarsky is right on. But you may have to wait and it's not cheap.

Whatever you do don't be tempted by Eli Zabar's EAT on Mad. around 80th. You'll need a bank loan and might crack a tooth like I did on a baguette.
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Jun 22nd, 2014, 07:43 PM
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you can also take your own deli sandwich into the met providing its not dripping anything and eat it in the cafeteria where you can buy a drink and sit down.. also in the seating area there are dispensers of water and cups and its free... no one will bother you if you bring your own lunch in. or if its nice take a seat on the steps and people watching while having your sandwich

Katz's is not really close to the 9/11 museum.. its on east houston street on the lower east side
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Jun 22nd, 2014, 08:58 PM
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A hot dog from a cart (with kraut ) and a slice of cheese pizza.
Breakfast of champions.
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Jun 23rd, 2014, 11:22 AM
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I grew up in "wedge" country too. That's what they are called just north of NYC in Westchester County (NY). According to Wiki, parts of the Bronx also say "wedge"

Cafe Sabarsky is a nice choice for a leisurely and relaxed meal near the Met. I would not want to go there for a quick bite. It's more a place to relax and soak in the refined atmosphere. Food service is not especially quick.

I like the hot dog from a cart suggestion (with kraut PLUS onion sauce). There are always hot dog carts outside the Met.

If you'd rather not eat from a cart, Papaya King is only a few blocks away at 86th & Third. Different styles of dogs.
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Jun 23rd, 2014, 11:35 AM
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The Bronx is the only part of NYC that is attached to the rest of United States, so it doesn't count. I have a whole bunch of friends from The Bronx I will ask them.

Nowadays people do not even use the whole words they just say meatball parm.

In Brooklyn we used give kids wedgies but that is just not the same.
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Jun 23rd, 2014, 01:34 PM
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I checked with a friend who lived in The Bronx and was a cop there for over 20 years and is Italian, never used the word wedge.

This has become a wedge issue.
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Jun 23rd, 2014, 02:25 PM
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During my exile in Fairfield County I was forced to use the word "wedge" to order a hero. I submitted at the time for expediencies' sake, but always retained the inner conviction that I was ordering a hero -- or at the very least, a sub. When traveling east of the Pawcatuck River, I have been known to use the word grinder for the same, under the "When in Rome" principle.

I did what I did because I had to -- and beg forgiveness.
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Jun 23rd, 2014, 02:35 PM
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Much adu about nothing. Order a chick parm wedge/hero and you'll get what you want.
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Jun 23rd, 2014, 06:02 PM
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I understand Fra, we lived outside the City for a few years and I was lost.
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Jun 23rd, 2014, 06:06 PM
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No kidding, I just get this follow up text from my buddy:

The term wedges literally started at the Westchester county line. If we walked into a deli in Yonkers or new Rochelle and asked for a hero, we would get mocked by the counterman.
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As I noted to him, as as he knows, in NYC everything above The Bronx line is upstate.
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