PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Anita”
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 Anita, an avid bike rider who wishes she lived in India.
Occupation: Digital Strategist, Bike Blogger
Where in Midtown do you Work?: 34th and 5th Ave but I used be on 42nd and 3rd when I discovered Midtown Lunch
Favorite Kind of Food: Noodles and dumplings from pretty much from any ethnic cuisine. I love ramen but also love those hand pulled noodles in Chinatown. There are great places in Sunset Park Brooklyn. One gave me food poisoning but I love it so much I keep going back. I also love homemade pastas, Chinese dumplings, polish dumplings, ect. I like my carbs.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Generic American or in Midtown things found inside my building like Europa Cafe and Big Apple Cafe
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Kati Roll (on 39th btw. 5+6th), the Aloo Unda and Chicken are my staples. Menchanko-Tei (on 45th btw. Lex+3rd), though it’s pretty far from me now. Woorijip (on 32nd btw. B’way+5th) and Saravanaas- though I guess that’s technically outside Midtown
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? My go to spot is Woorijip because it’s so cheap, so close and has pretty decent food.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? I’d live in a small town in India because take out food is cheap, healthy and I’d never get sick of it and people can go home for lunch! Also they have tiffin-wallas there, people who will pack and deliver lunch to your office in a tiffin for dirt cheap. That would be amazing.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Yes! 1- What’s your favorite place in or near to Koreatown? 2 – Where can I find the best dumplings or noodles in Midtown? Oh and though this isn’t a question just a shameless plug, my blog Brooklyn by Bike takes food tours around the city. Cycling foodies, come join us!
Got a suggestion for Anita? Put it in the comments. And as always, if you would like to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.