Midtown Lunch: Snapshots (with a few from Thailand snuck in…)

Just got back from Thailand, and while I was gone had a few nice looking pics posted to the Midtown Lunch Flickr photo group… like this one of a Tostada Salad from Burritoville posted by Bloozorez:



There is a danger of good photographers making crappy food look delicious! 

I also saw this one of chicken over rice from Kwik Meal from bionicgirl



For those who didn’t know there are actually 3 Kwik Meal Locations in Midtown.  The one on 45th on 6th that I wrote about, and then there is one on 45th & 5th (which I believe is actually called Kwik Gourmet) and another one on 46th & Madison. 

If you have pictures of Midtown Lunch you’d like to share, we’d love to see them.  Post them to the Midtown Lunch Flickr Photo Group or email them to zach@midtownlunch.com.

So, after 10 days of eating in Thailand, I can’t say I’m excited to be back to eating Midtown Lunches.  I thought our street food was good, but Thailand takes it to another level.  We probably had two “sit down” meals in 10 days.  Some of my favorite food pics from the trip- after the jump…



Assorted goodies from the Chatachuk Market in Bangkok (the biggest flea market you could possibly imagine, multiplied by 3).  We tried the crab rangoon looking ones at the top.  Some were filled with ground chicken, some were filled with a whole quail egg.  Delicious!  (And if I remember correctly, it cost around 30 cents)



Our first meal in Bangkok was slices of the sausage and fried pork fat hanging here, served with rice and a hard boiled egg.  The lady covered it in this thick gravy that was out of this world.  Cost… about 80 cents.



By far my favorite “discovery” in Thailand was this curry flavored soup called Kaow Soi we had at a night market in Chang Mai.  It was served with chicken and egg noodles (with crunchy noodles scattered over the top).  It was unbelievable… and cost about 60 cents.

If anybody knows where to get Kaow Soi here in New York- feel free to post it in the comments or email me at zach@midtownlunch.com  


  • Did the Kaow Soi have a peanut base? If so, we also make it in the north-eastern regions of India and we call it Kao-shwey. It’s delicious and I’ve never actually had it in a restaurant. Only at home made by my beloved mother!

  • Seriously, can you look into why Citarella’s to-go place closed on 49th/6th Ave? I can’t get over it.

  • Mmmm, looks fantastic. Ok I have a question. Did you go with anyone who spoke Thai or like understood the culture or anything? Because I guess I’m really prissy (ok I know I am) (I mean, I probably won’t get around to going to Thailand for a long while because I”m terrified of dirty… places) but it’d be hard for me, someone who eats in Chinatown/Flushing regularly and turns a blind eye to how dirty some places are cuz they taste good… to eat at a random street market stall without someone telling me that it was okay. I’m impressed. And the food looks fantastic. Mmmm.

  • Thailand definitely has the best street foods.. can’t wait to go back this year. How long were you walking through Chatuchak market for.. before you started sweating like a someone had turned on the shower.. =D

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