Good luck snagging a lunchtime seat at this scruffy, 20-seat cash-only noodle house. Office workers in shirtsleeves rub elbows with hoodie-clad students as they tuck into steaming bowls of spicy soup and dishes starring hand-pulled flour noodles smacked into shape on the premises. Carnivores have plenty of choices, such as the stellar cumin-lamb noodles and the namesake pork or beef flatbread sandwiches, a staple food in the owner’s Western Chinese region of Xi’an; there are limited options for vegetarians beyond a Saturday-only special of chilled noodles with cilantro and bean sprouts. Though a wait is inevitable, take heart: The line tends to go at a clip since most people take out.
|Venue name:||Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe||Contact:|
86 Bedford St
|Cross street:||at Kingston St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11am–6:30pm, Sat 11:30am–7pm|
|Transport:||Red line or Orange line to Downtown Crossing; Orange line to Chinatown|
|Price:||Main courses $4–$11. Cash only|