PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Linda”

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 Linda, a food loving diamond agent (!?) who spends a lot of time on 47th street (natch.)

Name: Linda

Age: Loving my 30’s! (That’s all I’m saying)

Occupation: Creator of Agent Diamond, a Personal Shopper for diamond engagement rings & all else shiny. Need help finding food? MTL is the place to go. Need help finding a diamond? Ask me. I promise not to bite :)

Where in Midtown do you Work?: I’m located all over the Diamond District (47th Street between 5th & 6th ). You can also find me twittering & online at

Favorite Kind of Food: I love them All! Being Asian, I tend to favor this category a slight bit more. Not only do I love the various flavors & textures, but it also warms my soul reminding me of my childhood. (Oh & Cheese! I love anything w/ cheese!)

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Can’t think of anything I don’t like. I’m a foodie & am pretty adventurous when it comes to food. I’ll try anything once. Well, almost anything.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: The Baby Okra/Sultan’s Delight at Akdeniz Turkish Restaurant (on 46th btw. 5+6th), Everything at Café Zaiya (on 41st btw. Mad+5th), The Bahn Mi Sandwiches at Boi Sandwich (on 3rd btw. 44+45th), K-town, Dishes (on 45th btw. Mad+5th)

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Right around the corner is Akdeniz Mediterranean Turkish Restaurant. One of my favorite places in the neighborhood. Not only is the food deliciously satisfying, but it’s always served w/ a smile.

Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Boi Sandwich, Sophie’s Cuban, Lunch Box Buffet w/ Fay Da Bakery (on 34th btw. 7+8th), Five Guys, NYC Cravings are just some I remember. There are also lots of places on my list that I haven’t tried yet!

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? I love NYC & would never be able leave the area. One of the main reasons? The food of course! It offers such a wide assortment of amazing food from all over the world.

Anything you’d like to ask the ML readers? Grimaldi’s & Lombardi’s are my favorite places to go for pizza. Anything like it in my neighborhood?

Got an answer for Linda?  Put it 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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