PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Lisa”

Every Tuesday I turn over Midtown Lunch to a random worker, for their favorite places to eat lunch in Midtown. My grammar and spelling is pretty terrible, but if there are any typos in today’s (or is it todays?) post there is something seriously wrong.  Meet Lisa, a copy editor who will not eat anything that “comes with a stomach”.

Name: Lisa


Copyeditor (but my true love is photography)

Where in Midtown do you Work?:
48th and Broadway

Favorite Kind of Food:
Breakfast is king. Give me some cinnamon whole wheat french toast and crumbly crunchy bacon and I will love you forever. Cuisine-wise, the cuteness of Japanese food just kills me. Everything is so little and perfect looking, like art that you can eat.

Least Favorite Kind of Food:
I won’t eat anything that comes with a stomach. This means no lobster, mussels, clams, shrimp or sardines. I’ve never liked mustard. I’m not a fan of peaches. Sea urchin, oh my. That was bad. French food doesn’t agree with my system in the same way fried food doesn’t.  (So… I’m guessing tripe is out of the question?  Technically it doesn’t *have* a stomach, because it *is* stomach. -zach)

Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown:
I have not had the ultimate lunch experience in Midtown. Please don’t be too disappointed. I wander the streets every day at 12:30 trying to find it but it just hasn’t happened yet. On a bad day I go to smelly old Food Emporium, buy groceries and make something. Yes, it’s that bad. I would sample more MidtownLunch picks but I’m trying to eat better and want to find the healthier lunching options this city has to offer. I think some must exist.

The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Thalia Kitchen (50th btw. 7+8th). They have fresh, healthy and generous salads and sandwiches and homemade yogurt. The ladies behind the counter are nice and it’s sort of a secret spot. Shhhh.

Place you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch: Chiyoda and Azuri Cafe. Wowee Zowee. Thanks! I’ve been meaning to try Sophie’s Cuban. Oms/b, too but it’s pretty far from where I’m at.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? In NYC: Flushing so I could have more cheap and delicious food options — banh mi or sam bo fan for $5 or less! In the World: Japan so I could collect adorable bento boxes and fill them with supercute foods

Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Where do you go when you want something healthy? Besides sushi or salad after salad does this even exist in midtown?


Where to begin.  You don’t like fried food.  Why do you read this blog?  You won’t eat shrimp and lobster.  How do you expect to beat the buffets and Mongolian BBQs?  Looking for something healthy?  You have come to the wrong place.  Coincidentally enough, I did have my go-to “healthy” lunch yesterday.  Check it out after the jump…


The Bi Bim Bap at Ambrosia Deli on 45th btw. 5+6th.  This is what I eat when I’m trying to be “healthy”.  It does have a lot of veggies!  I don’t know if I should proud of myself or ashamed.  Anyway, if you’ve got some better suggestions for Lisa, feel free to post them as comments below.

And as always, if you have any news, suggestions, or you want to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er- email me at


  • DDR – the graffiti was somewhere in williamsburg, I forget exactly where

    Alx – thanks for the fruit salad tip!

    Yvo – thank you for the bento links!!

  • @ Rudy McB: Don’t cry but it looks like Lisa’s taken
    and @ Lisa: don’t worry about all the posters cranky comments. They all just need more fiber in their diets. Also check out my comment on Yvo’s blog for more bento-related voyeurism.

  • Comment from Rudy McBagel
    Time: August 14, 2007, 5:47 pm

    Not only but also, everyone is entitled to their own likes/dislikes.

    That, friends, is total bullshit.

    Let’s all vote Hillary.

  • What a whiner. Go back to Flushing. Yawn.

  • Ok…she does have lots of food porn on flickr…. I take back half of my bitterness.

  • she most certainly does look like Liv Tyler – albeit not rail skinny like Liv, and thats a good thing

  • sorry i couldn’t read the 1st half what the fuck do you eat anyways…

  • How could you like Flushing food and not eat food with a stomach. Most good, authentic, asian (chinese/korean) food feature creatures with stomachs, including eating the creature’s stomach and all the other organs before and after the stomach!

  • damn! she looks much better than LIV Tyler!

  • Dude, go get a blow up doll already!

  • >…or “have a WANK!!”

    as i shouted guring Bottom live.

  • mamacita suck mah N*TZ

  • did someone say nuts? SERIOUSLY?

    I will gladly bite your nuts off!

  • Thanks hammy! Please do nip a nut for me.
    PS.. sorry for your current situation, know we are all routing for your freedom.

  • yeah both of you could nip mah nutz! lol

  • This profile is a religous site, please have some respect.

  • Forgive me for being put off by asymmetrical bosoms.

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