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?


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.

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.

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.

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