PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Nick”

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 Nick, a clerk who loves pho and wouldn’t want to be working anywhere else.

Name: Nick

Age: 26

Occupation: Assistant Managing Clerk

Where in Midtown do you Work?: 6th Ave between 43rd and 44th

Favorite Kind of Food: Steak, sliders, tacos, nachos, sandwiches, shellfish, sushi, grilled cheese and tomato soup, pizza, riceballs, pho

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Peanuts, soy based “meats”

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Pernil or bistec encebollado from Margon (46th btw. 6th and 7th), Tacos al pastor/beef tongue from El Rey Del Sabor (43rd btw. 5th and 6th), Shrimp ceviche from El Rincon Del Sabor (47th btw. 5th and 6th), Lamb over rice from Kwik Meal (45th btw. 6th and 7th), Onigiri or smoked salmon sandwich from Cafe Zaiya (41st btw. Madison and 5th), Chicken Parm from Little Italy (45th btw. 5th and 6th), Italian Hero from Park Italian Deli (45th btw. 5th and 6th) Hush puppies with maple butter from Virgil’s BBQ (44th between 6th and Broadway), Dungeness crab salad or gazpacho with lobster from Grand Central Oyster Bar, Shrimp or lobster roll from Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck, Slow-roasted pork sandwich from ‘Wichcraft

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Pronto Pizza (41st btw. 6th and Broadway), Cafe O 42 (42nd btw. 6th and Broadway)

Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? El Rincon Del Sabor, Cafe Zaiya, Trini Paki Boys, Kwik Meal, Park Italian Deli, Wafels and Dinges

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? With choices like this why leave midtown!?

Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Winter is coming and there is nothing like a hot bowl of pho on a cold day: Are there any restaurants offering good pho close to my office?

Got a recommendation for Nick? 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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