Good lunch spots in Rensselaer/East Greenbush?

albany skyline from RensselaerMelissa asks via Twitter:

In serious need of good lunch take-out suggestions in Rensselaer/East Greenbush. I was spoiled working down the street from the Iron Gate [in Albany]! I'd love a place with soups and salads and interesting sandwiches.

We are reasonably certain people in East Greenbush eat lunch. So there have to be at least few spots Melissa should try.

Got a suggestion? Please share!

Earlier on AOA:
+ Where to have lunch in downtown Troy?
+ Good lunch spots in downtown Albany?

Comments

The Off Shore Pier at the end of 3rd Ave Ext.

Love their crab cake sandwich.

It is worth the trip and dealing with the parking.

In Rensselaer, it's Casey's on Washington Avenue. Straightforward but good pub food. http://jimmycaseys.com/

In East Greenbush, it's Everybody's on Columbia Turnpike, near Hays Road. More interesting selection like you're looking for, in a funky little home setting. http://www.everybodyscafe.biz/

I always liked treating myself to Chez Mike's on occasion when I was in East Greenbush. Their sandwiches and salads are a little more than I would spend other places but the food was Extremely excellent.

Ive worked in the eastgreenbush area for the last 10 years, and ive found it extremely lacking.

For cheap Chinese Zenbu isnt bad, and double dragon is super cheap.

Gene's has a good fish fry when open during the nicer months.

Agree with Offshore Pier - Gene's Fish Fry, across the street, is also very good.

Roasted Red Pepper has decent sandwiches and soups, and they cater for office meetings.

Mosciatello's on Route 4 is good, but can be slow especially if you're in a large party.

The driving range also has an eatery - the sandwiches are OK, but it's just nice to eat outside on a nice day.

Angie B's on Washington Ave.
Hot Harry's Burritos, Chez Mike's and Hannaford at 9 and 20
Casey's, Off Shore Pier, Gene's Fish Fry
Five Guys next to Home Depot

I second Roasted Red Pepper for great subs and deli selections and Everybody's Cafe for yummy salads, sandwiches, soups, coffee, etc.

Loooove roasted red pepper!!

I also recommend Everybody's Cafe and Off Shore Pier.

Rensselaer/East Greensbush is not North Greenbush and a lot of these comments refer to places in North Greenbush (and Moscatiello's is almost in Troy).
Melissa- perhaps you want to be a little more specific about where you're working. I'm guessing a lot of these places people are mentioning are about as convenient for you to get to as just going back to Albany.

Yip's chinese is great - on the border of EG/Renss on 9&20.

Manor House Pizza - has some really good greasy food and pizza (in the Kmart plaza on 9&20).

There's a new Thai spot on Sherwood ave (across from Kmart) that just opened called Sri Siam - not sure how good the food is.

These are actually great! I'm off of 4 near Target, so some of these are really helpful. Roasted Red Pepper is first on my list! Thank you guys/gals/AoA

Everybody's Cafe is the bomb. Good menu, good service and nice funky decor.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Pizza o'clock

The results of this analysis of college takeout orders is probably indicative of one (or some) of a few things: 1) GrubHub is popular at... (more)

New York has a big economy, but...

Macroeconomic fact of the day: New York's gross domestic product (GDP) was $1.3 trillion in 2013, according to figures out this summer from the federal... (more)

A series of eight loud bangs

Mike DeMasi got a walkthrough of the process for imploding the Wellington annex in downtown Albany from the projector coordinator for the demolition company. Noted:... (more)

Moving help for hire?

Jason emails: I see that you have a few old Ask AOA posts on moving companies (from 2011 and 2010) which may be helpful to... (more)

98 Acres in Albany

Almost everything about the Empire State Plaza is big: its physical size, its place in Albany's skyline, its presence in the city's history over the... (more)

Recent Comments

I had the pleasure of experiencing protected bike lanes in Montreal recently. It really made for a fast, efficient way to move both bike & car traffic. As a biker, it was easy to see how to navigate a busy road, and it was nice to have a bit of buffer/safety from traffic (or just knowing that the possibility of a car swerving in to you was incredibly low because of these features). As a driver, it was nice to see all of the bikes in one area, so that you don't have the errant biker who decides to blow through most of the traffic signals the wrong way down a street.

Moving help for hire?

...has 4 comments, most recently from Valerae

Fort Nassau

...has 9 comments, most recently from Tim

Where to get good peaches?

...has 5 comments, most recently from Laura

A bit more about protected bike lanes in Albany

...has 12 comments, most recently from Pete

A series of eight loud bangs

...has 1 comment, most recently from Andy