PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Edward”

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 Edward a (possibly) Kosher software architect who is obsessed with Asian Station.

Name: Edward

Age: 34

Occupation: Software Architect

Where in Midtown do you Work?: 3rd Ave and 54th Street, across the street from the Lipstick building (aka “Madoff” building)

Favorite Kind of Food: Kosher grilled chicken or kebab in general, and pretty much any noodle dish

Least Favorite Kind of Food: No oatmeal for me!

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Vegetable Pad Thai at Asian Station (on 52nd btw. Lex+3rd). Grilled Baby Chicken at Moshe’s cafe (down the stairs, outside the subway entrance on the NE Corner of 53rd and Lex) – a little pricey but worth it. Especially if the weather is nice and you can sit at the outdoor plaza next to it. Vegetable Udon at Azure (on 50th & 3rd). Salad + cookie + freshly baked bread + fruit cup at Gourmet 53 (3rd Ave. btw. 52+53rd). Falafel from the yellow truck on the corner of 3rd Ave and 52nd St ($5 for a very big plate + soda!) And Veggie Pizza and remarkably good Garden or Side Salad at Ray Bari Pizza on 3rd Ave & 56th.

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Asian Station.

Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Not exactly “discovered”, but rather re-discovered Asian Station. Went there a few times and thought it was just a sushi place but after reading that it “Might Be First Multi Ethnic Restaurant to Ever Be Good” came back and discovered vegetable Pad Tai and vegetable Thai Style Curry. Thanks for the writeup!

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? South of France: they make anything taste unbelievable, even if it’s just vegetables and fish.

Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Any stock tips? Ahh, nevermind …

If you would like to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email me at


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