Lan Sheng Opens; Mangia Introduces New “Organic” Concept
39th Street btw. 5+6th is turning into one of the better lunch blocks in Midtown. Already home to Kati Roll, Szechuan Gourmet, Madeline’s Cafe, and Curry Dream, two new spots are now open for business: Lan Sheng and Mangia Organics. It will be tough for Lan Sheng to compete with Szechuan Gourmet, which is one of (if not the) best Chinese restaurant in Manhattan- and when we originally posted about it, they mentioned in the comments they were maybe going to add some of their Szechuan specialties to the lunch menu… but sadly the menu hasn’t changed. If anybody checks it out, let us know what you think. As a Chinese food addict, I’m still interested in trying it (naturally).
Mangia Organics on the other hand…
Clearly this new concept from Mangia, the upscale deli with 4 locations in NYC, is meant to compete with Free Foods NYC- (aka a generic Midtown soup/sandwich/salad deli where everything is organic.) If you like Mangia, you’ll probably like this place… and even I admit some of the sandwiches looked pretty tasty. And, on the plus side it’s cheaper than Free Foods NYC (although what place isn’t?)
Lan Sheng, 60 W. 39th Street (btw. 5+6th), 212-575-8899
Mangia Organics, 45 W. 39th (btw. 5+6th), 212-921-9100