Brick Lane Curry House & Good Health Burger Join the Midtown Lunch Fray

Photo courtesy of the Hungry Commuter

A lot of action lately on 53rd Street btw. 2+3rd Avenue, a small “out of bounds” block that I’ve covered a little bit in the past. Spoons, the tiny Korean/American take out deli closed up awhile back, and a second location of the East Village’s Brick Lane Curry house has opened in its place. The Hungry Commuter gets the first taste and reports that “the phaal isn’t as hot as the original. But give them some time. They just opened…” I’ve never been to the original Brick Lane Curry House in the East Village, which nobody will argue serves some of the hottest curry in NYC. Whether or not it actually tastes good, is a whole different argument.

But wait. There’s more…

Good Health Burger

Lunch’er Anastasia casually mentioned the newly opened Good Health Burger in her profile last week, but sends along this extra info:

Good Health Burger is amazing vegetarian (and some non-vegetarian) food, that even my carnivore husband said was fantastic. Most of the options are under $10, and the burgers are large and come with warm tortilla chips and salsa. I recommend the Black Bean Bacon Burger. I know it’s vegan, but it’s SO good. I hate giving up this gem of a secret, but I want them to stay in business and I want the MidtownLunch readers to taste the magic. Oh, and the dairy- and egg-free desserts are out of this world.

Good to know… for vegetarians. Good any news or tips to share? Feel free to send them to

Brick Lane Curry House, 235 E 53rd St (btw. 2+3rd Ave)

Good Health Burger, 237 E 53rd St (btw. 2+3rd Ave), (212) 888-8007


  • Muscat … the nectar of vagrants.

  • You wouldn’t know a good wine if it fell on your fat hick head you redneck pikey peasant.

  • all of the food reviewed on this blog is nauseating.

  • @ Blondie: They have a chocolate mousse cake, which is basically a two-layer chocolate cake, with chocolate frosting in the middle, covered with chocolate mousse. They use no dairy or eggs, and that shizz is amazing. I love baked goods, don’t get me wrong, and I love baking, and their stuff is better than many “real” bakeries in town (the ones that use eggs and butter). It’s worth a try. They also have a lemon mousse cake, which sort of tastes like a silky cheese cake, but they put marmalade on that sometimes, and it doesn’t taste that great with marmalade.

    @ Bossman: I am so not pasty, but I do eat fish….hahaha.

  • oh Danny boy.
    such venom for alternative lifestyles.
    I think Su is right on. If she wishes to eat faux meat, more power to her.

  • In all fairness, DocChuck “takes my temperature” (while I am dressed up as an elementary school boy, if such things incapacitate you) with a wide variety of implements, pretty much whatever he can get his hands on. His plastic silverware from his “Chili’s To Go” meal served in this fashion last night. So I can see where in his venereal-disease-addled state he’d confuse an ordinary plastic fork with a state of the art medical device. What I don’t understand is why during these examinations he asks me if my “pee-pee” gets all hard while showering with the other boys after gym.

  • @stan, @su

    you two are better people than i. we just run in different circles i guess.

  • @Anastasia

    My name is Thomas and I’m from Missouri, pics of tan lines will make me a believer.

  • @Bossman: I didn’t know that they teach you to be delusional in Missouri. Notwithstanding, nice to meet you.

  • Reality is an illusion.

  • Getting philosophical this early in the morning?

  • I sincerely apologize for my husband’s disruptive behavior.

    He’s been on edge waiting for the wire transfer from Mr. Williams Kabor with the African Development Bank Group.

    I’ll see that he gets back on his medication right away.

  • I will be happy *TWITCH* to bite Mr. Williams Kabor’s nuts off

  • I’m a meat eater and I’ve gotta say good health burger is pretty damn tasty. Much better than most of the other burger places in the area. I still love JG, burger joint… But this is a good change of pace.
    Brick lane is really good too. Try the madras curry.

  • just because I like veggie burgers is no reason to devour extra flesh. i like meat too, but right now I’m not eating it. People, settle down and let me enjoy not eating it. Plus, eating fake meat reminds me of star trek food, and I like that, so step off.

  • Hey kids, I’m new to this site, and if you ask me (not that anyone did), can’t we all just be friends?? As a vegetarian (who’s also a caketarian, so I’m not exactly thin), I’m excited about this Good Health Burger place. Seems to me that some meat-eaters are threatened at even the mention of tofu. You say you had tofu turkey for Thanksgiving and they act like you’re an alien from the planet Vegbarf. Just like there are some religious folks who act the same way if someone says they’re an athiest. Cmon folks, let’s learn to live (and eat) together, and respect and even rejoice in our different tastes. A round of beers for everyone, on me!

  • I mold my meat into the shape of vegetables.

  • Gave the burger spot a try on account of a vegetarian co-workers recommendation and my desperately needing something different to eat (especially for a working dinner, most place don’t seem to be open late enough)… have to admit, pretty darn good although, truth be told, I didn’t have anything vegetarian.. i had a really tasty chicken sandwich/burger, with some sort of lime-mayo sauce.. good size, good value. Haters stand-down.. cuz ain’t nothin’ to hate about… you got your meat options.

  • on a vegeterian’s recommendation, you ate chicken?

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