Surprisingly good, inexpensive dishes line Upper West Side sight stop

Some neighborhoods will warn you. Take Manhattan Valley, the name of the northeastern strip of the Upper West Side that lies between Central Park West and Broadway. Exit the transport at 110th St./Central Park West, where fanciful dining options seem minimal. But within two blocks you can measure Turkish home cooking, $8 Pakistani lunch combos, and handmade Colombian arepas served with Kobrick Coffee Co. cold brew.


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Combo counter

They do have a correct menu at five-year-old Pak Shahi Biryani Grill, but during the daytime (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), you’ll find many diners tucking into their quick-service combo dishes labelled at $8 or $9.

For about the same cost as a deli hero, you can lay down to a hearty, pretty healthy Indo-Pakistani dish that includes an snack (like a spice-rubbed fish filet, a curry or duck tikka masala), a unfeeling of the day (like stewed black-eyed peas), a side salad (with corpulent cucumbers and carrots), a towering of basmati rice and a naan bread vast adequate to cover a cooking plate.

Plus, there are discounts for students, and copiousness of snacky additions (chicken patties, kebabs, the veggie fritters called pakora) for $1.

Pak Shahi Biryani Grill: 71 W. 109th St., at Columbus Ave., (212) 222-8820

Not just Joe

You can get coffee done around flow over, Chemex, French press or espresso appurtenance at Demitasse Coffee Tea, but that’s not even the many considerable list of options. This four-month-old cafeteria — no bigger than a corridor — has critical food game, shabby by the Latin American backgrounds of its 3 owners. (Two are Colombian, one is from the Dominican Republic).

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A house-made corn arepa with cheese and a boiled egg; vessel de quejo (bread); and a yerba partner herbal splash at Demitasse Coffee Tea.

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The menu starts with omelets ($12), jalapeño-biscuit egg and sausage sandwiches ($9.50), or the $7.50 “Colombian breakfast,” a house-made white corn pancake called an arepa surfaced with a runny-yolked boiled egg and a melty South American chronicle of mozzarella. For lunch, a brief list of worldly equipment includes a turmeric-marinated duck sandwich with spinach, preserved onions and oranges ($10.75), or sesame-lemon dressed zucchini “noodles” bolstered with cilantro, cabbage, avocado, tomatoes and golden raisins.

On the side, try a $2 whirl of the soothing Colombian cheese bread called vessel de quejo, or a $3 mop of the normal Argentinean herbal splash yerba mate, served with a bombilla, or special steel straw.

Demitasse Coffee Tea: 973 Columbus Ave., nearby W. 108th St., (646) 861-2667

Hidden Turkish delight

From the outside, you competence assume that Park West Cafe Deli is just another bodega whose name promises some-more than can be delivered. But you’d be wrong. This long-standing deli just opposite the street from Central Park facilities house-made Turkish food, and several friendly little tables at which to eat it.

There are sandwiches with marinated Turkish meats and cheese, Turkish tea, baklava, and delicious pressed pastries like borek, but the standouts are all the equipment sole by the pound. (They’re $5.99 to $9.99, depending on what you order).

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Eggplant, Turkish meatballs with potato; kisir (grain salad) and borek (spiral bread) are options at Park West Cafe Deli.

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To name just a few choices, there are beef or unfeeling pressed peppers; the Turkish chronicle of meatballs called kofta served with potatoes in tomato sauce; roasted eggplant; duck kebabs; rice pilaf; and the pellet salad called kisir done with burst wheat, scallions, tomato, minced parsley and a hold of honeyed pomegranate syrup.

Just be certain to call before you go in the next week or so: It’s temporarily shutting for teenager renovations.

Park West Cafe Deli: 477 Central Park W., at W. 108th St., (212) 663-5690

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