PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Rob”

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 Rob, a writer who wishes he worked at Epcot center!?

Name: Rob

Age: 23

Occupation: Writer

Where in Midtown do you Work?: The house that James Cameron built, by Roc Center.

Favorite Kind of Food: Total sucker for nachos. The faker the cheese the better. Recently been seeing waffle fry nachos all over the place where they trade the tortilla chips for waffle fries (and 10 years of your life). Nacho should be a verb, and I should have the inalienable right to nacho any dish.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Vegetables masquerading as meat.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: I go hot-and-cold on the Biryani cart grizzle (on 46th & 6th). Margon (on 46th btw. 6+7th) Mon/Tues special never fails to impress. When it gets cold, the Kwik pasta cart (on 45th btw. 6+7th) is perfect. Park Italian deli (on 45th btw. 5+6th) is subway without the guilt. Popped my El Rey de Sabor cherry on Cinco de Mayo and life hasn’t been the same since.

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Big Apple deli right across the street (on 6th btw. 46+47th). They have $3 (including tax!) lobster bisque every Friday. JustSalad, below Roc Center, when I want to be hungry 2 hours later.

Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Happiness. Also: El Rincon del Sabor (on 47th btw. 5+6th) four floors above the diamond district. Food is OK; pretentious stuff-white-people-like experience of discovering something hidden is better.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Total cop-out answer: Epcot. Walk around in one circle and you can hit up fish/chips, crepes, shawarma (painful to pay $12 for after NYC street meat), sushi, pizza, brats, mystery Chinese noodles, rice pudding and tex-mex. It’s like midtown west, except maybe fewer tourists.

Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? What’s with all those carts that pop up after 5pm along 6th avenue but aren’t there in the daytime? And any interesting seamless choices for working late on the company dime?

Got an answer for Rob? Put in the comments. And, as always, if you want to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email


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