PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Dan”
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 Dan, an Economist with a life changing sandwich recommendation…
Where in Midtown do you Work?: Midtown East
Favorite Kind of Food: Eggplant pizza
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Alfalfa sprouts
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Fresh Bites on 57th and 6th. The #12 sandwich is a life-changer (I think it’s called Tijuana Chicken). The lemon poppy pound cake is also incredible and I don’t usually even eat dessert. On the east side, the soba noodle salad at Nippon (52nd btw. 3+Lex.), and whitefish on an onion bagel at Ess a Bagel (3rd btw. 49+50th).
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Pampano Taqueria (3rd & 50th) and Simply Food (48th and 3rd). The last one is one of those jack of all trades places but they do some pretty incredible stuff. They regularly have a roast pork line on their hot buffet, which they can turn into a mean pork on focaccia sandwich.
Place you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch: The 47th St. Japanese Convenience Store & Deli on 47th btw. Lex+3rd.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? The East Village. Because that way I could have Prune’s lamb-burgers, Bereket, and Katz’s every day for lunch. Not to mention $5 lunch specials from Mingala Village.
Your roast pork on focaccia sandwich intrigues me, and I would like to subscribe to your newsletter. I’ve walked by that place so many times, but it scares me with it’s lime green sign- and general Midtown Deli’ishness. Can anybody else vouch for the hot food line at Simply Food? Feel free to post a comment below.
And as always, if you want to be the next Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org