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Restaurants offer quick, delicious options for busy students

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New York is a city on the go, so it only fits that the city’s culinary scene accommodates the electric nature with locales that specialize in on-the-go dining options. Here are some recommendations for grabbing a quick bite.

The Hummus & Pita Co.

Located in Chelsea and Tribeca, this Mediterranean restaurant serves quickly made orders of customizable pitas that allow a variety of fillings ranging from vegetarian to tender steak ($6-$10). The eatery prides itself on a variety of hummus cups that come with an arrangement of different toppings, such as mushrooms and Moroccan beans ($2.75-$5.95). 585 Sixth Ave., 79 Chambers St.

Two Boots

Two Boots offers some of the most intriguing pizza flavors. It showcases unique Cajun flavors and powerful combinations prevalent in offerings such as the Dude (Cajun cheeseburger pie, $9.95-$24.50) or the Cleopatra Jones (Italian sausage and peppers, $9.95-$24.50). Also available are hot sandwiches such as a classic chicken parmesan ($7.50). There are locations throughout Manhattan, mostly in the villages. 42 Avenue A

Caracas Arepa Bar

Visit Caracas Arepa Bar in Alphabet City for a little flavor of South America. Arepas are soft and doughy and can be eaten either as they are or made into pita-like holders for other foods. The popular De Pabellon ($8) is a concoction of cheese, salt, shredded beef and, most importantly, plantains. This, along with the rest of the savory cast of options, is worth checking out. 93 ½ E. Seventh St.

Cafe Himalaya

This hidden gem serves Tibetan food, which resembles a mixture of Thai and Indian food. It has a good selection of potato, tofu and lentil dishes. This find is popular for its cheap prices for the delicious food — nearly all the menu items are under $10 — and is greatly accommodating to vegetarian palates. 78 E. First St.

Nikolas Reda-Castelao is a staff writer. Email him at [email protected]

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