PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Amanda”
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 we throw the Flatiron Lunchers a bone by profiling Amanda, a legal assistant who loves garbage plates but doesn’t eat bacon.
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Where in Midtown do you Work?: NY Life Building, 27th and Park ave
Favorite Kind of Food: Potatoes! Veggies! Anything with Curry or Garlic.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: There really isn’t anything I won’t eat, except bacon (blasphemy according to all these foodie blogs) and pickles (the smell gets me.)
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Eisenberg’s Tuna Melt with Egg Cream (on 22nd & 5th Ave.) La Posada’s Ground Beef Burrito (on 3rd btw. 26+27th.) It’s so big they automatically give you a fork and knife to attack it. Dosi Truck Kati Rolls on 27th and 5th (4 dollars!!). Rafiqi’s on 24th for their gyro with everything (only this cart! The guys are very nice and the veggies are cut up fresh for the salad). Mozzarelli’s (on 23rd btw. B’way+Park)-anything they have. Gluten Free options? I’m down! Chicken Deli on 28th-amazing breakfast options, but I LOVE their fresh sushi and chicken salad with raisins and walnuts. Curry in a Hurry (on Lex btw. 28+29th)-again almost everything they have. I go here if I want leftovers for dinner and lunch the next day as well.
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Rodeo Bar (3rd btw. 26+27th) for their 8 dollar Burger and Draft Beer Special. Pretty good burgers, and for the price-would we complain? Probably not.
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Baoguette. It’s a few steps down off the sidewalk, and easy to miss. Now it’s a frequent stop for lunch. Catfish sandwich anyone?
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? I love where I am now cause of all the options and prices. But if anywhere in the world…I hear Toronto has insane street hot dogs that apparently blow anything here out of the water.
Is there anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Garbage Plates?! Where the heck can I get these…I have heard rumours of places offering them, but I have yet to discover any. For those not in the know…check this out. I miss these from when I lived in Rochester…they look disgusting-but taste so good, whether you are sober or inebriated.
Got an answer for Amanda? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.