Welcome back to the feature where we highlight our staff’s favorite places to explore in the neighborhood we know and love! We love food almost as much as we love yarn, and so today we’re sharing delicious restaurants where you can enjoy lunch for under $15 after you visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio.
Umami Shoppu offers delicious, affordable ramen and other Japanese delights – an all-around staff favorite here at Lion Brand! Great lunch specials are available until 4pm during the week. On a nice day, consider getting your order to-go and sitting outside in nearby Union Square or Washington Square Park.
513 6th Ave between 13th and 14th Streets
Tortaría is a great Mexican spot just a few blocks away from Union Square. They make fresh guacamole on-site and offer burritos, tacos, empanadas, plátanos and more! We think you’ll love how good this food tastes, and the ambiance is fun and casual for dining in (you can take out as well).
94 University Place between 11th and 12th Streets
Qi is a Thai restaurant with a beautiful interior design featuring hundreds of abacuses (abaci!?) and brass bowls. Their two course lunch special – available until 3:30pm – is one of the best deals around, with most of the options under $10. That and the scrumptious food keep us coming back for more!
31 West 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
If you have any favorite places to eat for under $15 in the area, please let us know in the comments!