A Salt and Battery
Steps away from the charming English restaurant Tea and Sympathy cheekily-named A Salt and Battery offers another taste of the U.K. hot, flaky fish and chips. With several classics from across the pond (Ice cold ginger beer, anyone?) this take-out joint is a must-visit for homesick Brits and foodies alike.
Think pretzel dog with a classy twist. For less than $5, walk away with one of a variety of sausages (or asparagus spears) stuffed into a thin, crusty baguette with a gourmet sauce, more "truffle gruyere" than ketchup and mustard. Grab one of Dogmatics handmade sodas and enjoy the fanciest fast food you'll ever have.
This laid-back sandwich shop caters to vegans and vegetarians but has a menu any omnivore could appreciate. A panini filled with gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and apples will run you just under $9. Other hits on the chalkboard menu the smoked tofu and pesto panini and the brie and pear sandwich.
Vanessa's Dumpling House
This tiny Chinese eatery is a local favorite for its authentic dumplings and recession-friendly prices. A plate of four juicy fried dumplings costs only a dollar. For $2.25, try Vanessas thick, pizza-like sesame pancakes stuffed with crispy Peking duck and cucumbers a classic taste with surprisingly original execution.
Priced from $1 to $3, this semi-hidden Japanese restaurant's yakitori, hot-off-the-grill skewers of everything from quail eggs to bacon-wrapped asparagus, make for an excellent meal or a quick and tasty snack. If youre looking for something new, try the thick fries served with a sauce of mayo and spicy cod roe.