PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Caryn”
Every Tuesday I turn over the site to a Midtown Lunch’er for their recommendations of places to eat lunch in Midtown. Today, it’s Caryn (she’s the one on the right), a Technical Project Manager who’s looking for a good sandwich to take to the Mets game…
Age: Kid At Heart
Occupation: Technical Project Manager
Where in Midtown do you Work?: Madison & 50th (but soon to be moving to Tribeca)
Favorite Kind of Food: Anything ethnic
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Boring and predictable. That means, Au Bon Pain, Hale & Hearty Soups, etc.
Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown: I am torn between the falafel or schnitzel at Kosher Deluxe and the Indian Food Express cart (vegetarian) on 52nd & park. I could probably live on both.
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: The deli on 49th between Park and Madison. the default dish tends to be udon.
Place you discovered thanks to MidtownLunch: Indian Food Express cart , Kosher Deluxe, Sophie’s Cuban, various bi bim bap permutations, Sukhadia indian buffet, cheap sushi specials after 4pm in Rock Center, the hamburger place in the Parker Meridian.
Dream job location, purely for lunch purposes?: i’d like to work in the Village, so I’d have access to the dosa cart, Mamoun’s falafel, the soy burger dinner at Dojo, Grey’s Papaya and anyother endless list of cheap delicious eats available to me. Plus good Indian would be a short walk away.
Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? What’s the best place to get to-go sandwiches to take to the baseball game after work? The boyfriend still works in Midtown so he’ll still probably be on sandwich duty. It needs to be sturdy, cheap, fresh and delicious – and available after 5pm, since we’re not going to buy sandwiches at noon to eat at 7pm.
My favorite sandwiches in Midtown are still at Milant Gourmet Deli on 39th btw. Lex+3rd. But if your boyfriend works on the West side of Midtown, and you love falafel (which it seems like you do)- I have got the best recommendation for you…
While most people were BBQ’ing, I spent my Memorial Day stuffing my face at Azuri Cafe on 51st btw. 9th+10th Ave. Lunch’ers have been recommending it on this site forever, but I haven’t written about it because it’s outside the Midtown Lunch’ing boundaries. Plus, I’ve always thought, ”Do I really need to walk all the way to 10th Ave. for falafel? There’s a million falafel sandwiches to be had in Midtown.” Well, I can honestly say it’s worth it. I don’t know what this guy does to his sandwiches, but it’s the Kosher equivalent to crack. They’re also open until 8pm every day except for Friday, when they close early for the Sabbath. I think one day I’ll get around to giving it a full write up… it definitely deserves it.
Do you have a sandwich recommendation for Caryn? Just post it as a comment below…
And, as always- if you have any Midtown Lunch news or you’d like to be next weeks Profiled Midtown Lunch’er, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.