PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Amanda”
Every Tuesday I turn over the site to a different Midtown Lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Midtown. This week it’s Amanda, a UK expert for work, and a sandwich expert for fun. (And yes, she is standing next to Austin Powers.)
Occupation: Writer/Content Editor for http://www.visitbritain.com/us (Um… where were you two weeks ago when I was in England??? -zach)
Where in Midtown do you Work?: 45th & 5th Ave.
Favorite Kind of Food: Sandwiches, I am always on the lookout for the ultimate sandwich.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Boring Italian or bland Mexican food.
Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown: A little bit outside of the boundaries maybe but tacos enchiladas at Tehuitzingo Deli on 10th Ave and 46th Street. Still haven’t found a taco that compares in NYC! (I am a little confused by this one. Tehuitzingo Deli has the best tacos in NYC, and is on 10th Ave. btw. 47+48th (not 46th). And doesn’t have enchiladas. Tulcingo del Valle has some amazing enchiladas and is on 10th Ave. btw. 46+47th. Either way, both places are great! -zach)
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Dishes is right across the street from our office. Mmm, $12 salads. The pastries are just so good!
Place you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch: There are many… I am now the Treats Truck’s #1 fan, as well as a frequenter of the after 2PM Naples 45 slice special. I also patronize many carts, such as the Kwik Meal and the Hallo Berlin cart.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? I wouldn’t want to live there, but for lunch? Los Angeles. I have to give them props for mindblowingly good and cheap vegetarian Indian tucked away in unassuming strip malls, Diddy Reese ice cream sandwiches, numerous restaurants specializing in Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes), and the tacos!!! Angelenos really have everything except great pizza and bagels.
Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? I was biking past a Peruvian place this morning and I realized I don’t know much about Peruvian cuisine outside of ceviche. Does anyone have any favorite Peruvian places or is it not one of the city’s strong suits?
Another Lunch’er posed this same question a little over a month ago, and there just aren’t any Peruvian places in Midtown. Which sucks, because I could really go for some Lomo Saltado (Peruvian dish of beef sauteed with tomatoes, onions and french fries). What we do have, however- is some delicious ceviche! My favorite, after the jump…
The shrimp ceviche at El Rincon del Sabor. It’s Ecuardorian, not Peruvian- but still delicious, and a steal at under $10. Almost as good as the mixed seafood ceviche I had this past weekend at the Ballfields in Red Hook this past weekend…
That version was actually Chilean. If you haven’t been to the Ballfields yet, what are you waiting for? It’s not in Midtown, but if you read this blog, chances are you like Central & South American food- and the stands at the Ballfields are the cheapest, best place to get it in New York City. For more info on the ballfields, the Pork Chop Express has everything you need to know.
And, as always, if you want to be the next Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org