PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Phoebe”

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 Phoebe, a luncher who loves healthy food and hates (gulp) halal.

Name: Phoebe

Age: 29

Occupation: EA

Where in Midtown do you Work?: 53rd & Broadway

Favorite Kind of Food: Healthy!

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Halal

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Mooncake Foods’ Miso Salmon with a salad and brown rice. Chop’t's Palm Beach Shrimp Salad. Pure Thai Shophouse’s Spicy Basil Chicken and refreshing Spicy Beef Salad. Pio Pio (on 10th Ave. & 44th) for a pollo a la brasa lunch special. Equinox Gym’s City Chow Cafe (on B’way btw. 50+51st) for yogurt-marinated salmon platter. Energy Kitchen’s (on 47th btw. 9+10th) Grilled Chicken Italian Wrap with a steamed spinach side (smothered in Grey Poupon).

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Metro Cafe (for their unlimited veggie toppings salad toss).

Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? McCormick & Schmick’s incredible Happy Hour. Tri Tip Grill (in the Rock Center Concourse). Coolhaus.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Malec√≥n Miraflores in Lima, Peru. I’d love to head down to oceanfront each day and have fresh ceviches, anticuchos and Choritos a la Chalaca (amazing mussel “ceviche”). Or have some pollo a la brasa with fresh avocado salad.

Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? What’s your favorite cheap happy hour in Hells Kitchen/Midtown West?

Got an answer for Phoebe? 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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