PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Katie”
Every Tuesday we 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 Katie, an economic consultant with a sweet tooth- who hates cilantro and isn’t sold on the Street Sweets truck just yet.
Occupation: Economic Consultant
Where in Midtown do you Work?: 6th Ave. btw. 45+46th
Favorite Kind of Food: Dessert
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Anything with cilantro
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Favorite savory meal/Seamless dinner option: the Eggplant moussaka at Bread and Olive on 45th. Favorite sweet/overall meal- Waffle from Wafels and Dinges on Thursdays on 46th and 6th. Liege with nutella, spekuloos, whipped cream, sometimes dulce de leche to mix it up. Other favorite spots include: Treats Truck Fridays on 45th and 6th – I usually get a bag to “share” with friends after work but wind up enjoying it all as my personal lunch/afternoon snack. And I know there are judgers, but as a healthy option I also enjoy a salad from Cafe Europa. If you pay attention, it’s priced a lot better than most competitors. Finally, I’ve yet to try Two Bros’ Pizza on 46th btw 5th and 6th, and while I love Little Italy Pizza, Two Bros is next on the agenda- it’s hard to beat those prices!
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Manhattan Cafe on 45th btw. 5+6th. The plethora of options and convenience of location often outweigh quality.
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Daisy May’s BBQ Cart (on 50th btw. 6+7th)
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Maybe at NYU so I could eat at the Chick-fil-A in the food court. Or Italy. I could eat pizza with nocciola gelato for dessert twice a day (pastries for breakfast) for the rest of my life and be very very content.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? I want to know what people think about the Street Sweets truck! I tried it for the first time today (Monday) on 46th and 6th and was very disappointed. They only have four cookies on the menu (!!!) and I threw out half of my $2.25 chocolate walnut – this is very unlike me, I will eat half a dozen of almost any cookie. It’s the only thing I’ve tried though so I’m curious to hear other opinions. They also have savory options.
We’ve always been a big fans of the macarella… what do you guys think? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.