PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Corey”

So it’s Tuesday… which means I turn over the site to a Midtown Lunch’er for their recommendations of places to eat in Midtown.  Yesterday I wrote about the Gourmet Deli Milant.  Today’s Profiled Lunch’er is the guy who recommended it to me.  Here’s Corey, an Accountant who is looking to start a Midtown Lunch “Happy Hour”…

Name: Corey



Where in Midtown do you Work?:
44th & 5th Ave.

Favorite Kind of Food:
I’ll eat almost anything, especially the spicier cuisines. My favorites right now are Thai, Indian, Korean, Cuban, Japanese, Mexican and, of course, Italian. Who doesn’t love a good red sauce?

Least Favorite Kind of Food:
Not a big fan of Middle Eastern food because I find most dishes to be on the dry side. Although I do occasionally hit up lunch carts. I have them drench the goods in hot and white sauce. And I do like late night shawarma. Did I mention that I’ll eat most anything?

Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown:
I have many but one of my all-time favorites is Milant, a small sandwich shop on 39th btw. Lex & 3rd. It’s a bit of a hike from where I work now but is totally worth it on a nice day.  Order the #13. It rocks. Every sandwich comes with a free cup of soup, if you like soup…

The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Food Exchange on Madison bet 41st and 42nd. It’s our all-purpose stop for salads, paninis and personal pizzas. And the Grand Central Food Court. Totally overpriced but convenient for eating with a bunch of people.

Place you discovered on Yum Thai, Kikku Sushi, Kati Roll, Taki Sushi, & Sophie’s Cuban.

Anything else you’d like to say to the Midtown Lunch readers?: This site has provided me with some tasty lunch ideas as well as being a great time killer. It’s perfect for a city that has such a serious foodie culture. Maybe there should be a happy hour meet-up??? 

Actually Corey, I’m pretty sure there already is one… details on that, a preview of tomorrow’s post, and how you can be next weeks Midtown Lunch’er, after the jump…

I’m pretty sure the un-official Midtown Lunch Happy Hour happens every Friday when a group of dudes gather at Bunchberries hoping to spot Kristy (the beach loving, bathing suit wearing Midtown Lunch’er from a few weeks back).



Tomorrow, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ll have the Midtown Lunch guide to most Romantic Lunch Spots (for guys and girls)!!!  (The picture above was actually taken in Thailand, and has nothing to do with Midtown Lunch… but it was the most romantic shot of food I could find.)

As always if you have any Midtown Lunch news or you’d like to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, just email me at


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