5 Midtown Lunches Make TONY’s Top 100 Bites of 2008 List

Papri Chaat
One of the 100 Best Things TONY Ate in 2008? Photo by The Flooz

Time Out New York has released their “100 Best Things We Ate and Drank” in 2008 list, and five different Midtown Lunches made the list. In their sandwich category, three of the five choices were from Midtown, including the fried pork and plantain sandwich from Sophie’s Cuban, the falafel sandwich from Olympic Pita (on 38th btw. 5+6th), and the marinated white anchovy sandwich from ‘wichcraft (which I clearly have to try!).  The “pickle pork soup” from Hing Won (on 48th btw. 5+6th) also made the list in the “Protein” category; but most surprising was the inclusion of the Papri Chat from Indus Express (also on 48th btw. 5+6th), which was selected in the “Street Eats” category. I think Indus Express is a great Midtown Lunch’ing option, and I love to see them get love from Time Out New York, but I think if I was going to pick a best chaat in Midtown, I would have to go with Taj Delhi Chat (on 6th Ave. btw. 37+38th). Maybe a side by side taste test is in order! (Has anybody already done this?)


  • Marinated white anchovy sandwich @ wichcraft:

    Tasty but you’ll need two, tubby

    How’s baby?

  • Do you know the sugar above pic could kill me?

    I’m reporting you to the FDA,USDA,CIA…..DKNY, IKEA and JK Rowling.

  • what? no szechuan gourmet? who the hell does time out eat with?

  • I don’t think indus express gets nearly enough love on this site, I haven’t made it to Taj Delhi but indus is incredible all around and I’m glad to see some acknowledgement. The papri chaat is my “salad” of choice, I’m all for a chaat-off.

  • I just finished a samosa chaat from Indus Express. Delicious! I do have some complaints about them, though. They raised the price of the samosa chaat $1 to $5.95 and I swear it is smaller than before. Also, the masala dosa, which used to be a great deal because I could get 2 lunches out of it for $6, is now half the size it used to be. The sambar that comes with the dosa has suffered in quality too. I used to consider them the best deal in Midtown, but no more.

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