PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Nithya”
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 Nithya, a lawyer who hates bananas and wishes Midtown had a tiffin system.
Occupation: I’m a lawyer and work with start-up technology companies. I also love to cook and share stories about cooking Indian food in my Brooklyn kitchen at Hungry Desi.
Where in Midtown do you Work?: I work in the New York Times Building at 41st/8th Ave
Favorite Kind of Food: Mattar Paneer and almost anything Indian, Thai red curry, falafel and fresh pasta.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Everything about bananas grosses me out. But my 17 month old loves them, so now I can bring myself to be in a 2 foot vicinity of a peeled banana.
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Minar lunch box (on 46th btw. 6+7th), Kati Roll (on 39th btw. 5+6th), a falafel bowl from Crisp and a slice from Siena Pizza on 40th btw. 7+8th (best “undiscovered” slice in midtown) and the Salted Caramel milkshake from Schnippers (on 41st and 8th).
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? The New York Times cafeteria and (don’t judge me) Dean and Deluca.
Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? The Biriyani Cart on 46th and 6th (the real one – not the many imposters. Thank you!) and Pick a Pita on 8th btw. 39+40th (I thought I was the only one who likes to put french fries IN my pita).
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? India of course! Mainly for the tiffin system. Delicious food delivered to my office with no fuss. Or San Francisco for the endless vegetarian possibilities.
Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? You’re going out for a nice lunch or dinner in midtown. The restaurant needs to accommodate a group of mostly non-vegetarians plus one vegetarian (who happens to be me!). Where would you go?
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