Local Eats: Manhattan Food Finds You Need To Know

Local Eats: Manhattan Food Finds You Need To Know

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Sometimes it seems like the same group of restaurants get all the love. Well, that ends today. If you delve a little deeper into the food scene in Manhattan, you’re bound to unearth plenty of hidden hot spots.

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    One of the better lunch options that gives you more bang for your buck! $6.95 for a your choice of entree and white or brown rice. -- Elysia Bandong via Foursquare
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    The kale and quinoa salad is not a salad. It's a pile of overcooked quinoa and about three pieces of kale. The guy was also shocked when I asked him to give me more lettuce - is this a joke? -- Emily Kolodner via Foursquare
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    It's gotten to the point that I can just knock on the window and my vegetable lo mein is ready. Good, straightforward chinese fare for those looking to grab a quick lunch. -- Hunter S via Foursquare
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    It's a hole in the wall but great tortas. They don't list it on the menu but they'll make a vegetarian one with beans, avocado, lettuce and onion. -- Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein via Foursquare
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    Healthy and tasty food. The small plate is actually a pretty good deal. Small portion size, but perfect for lunch and doesn't leave you feeling bloated in your office the rest of the afternoon. -- Ross Sheingold via Foursquare
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    Yummy, healthy food served up fast! Eat outside by the river rather than in the busy food court. -- Lizzie Hatfield via Foursquare
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    This cart has been serving up halal food in Midtown for over 23 years, making it one of the oldest halal carts in the city. While you're waiting, ask owner Fatima about the special of the day. -- Urban Oyster via Foursquare
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    The tzatziki sauce (white sauce) is thick and flavorful. Much better than the halal carts thin watery sauce. The meat is kept cold and uncooked fresh unlike the heaps of grey meat at the halal carts. -- Nick Wong via Foursquare
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    Order the Al pastor tacos. Although they aren't the best I've had, they're still juicy & flavorful. -- Kimmie Ohh via Foursquare
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    Little whole in the wall but the best Dominican food! Always delicious and fresh food. -- Betsy Guzman via Foursquare
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    Dig Inn is an ethical & sustainable restaurant participating in Shop Your Values Week! Pledge now and receive discounts at 200+ businesses in NYC from May 3-10, 2012. #SYVW -- Ethikus via Foursquare
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    Like all those other midtown lunch buffet spots, but actually good. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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