PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Peg”

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 Peg, a quantitative analyst (!?) whose birthday is tomorrow!

Name: Peg

Age: 45 (tomorrow!)

Occupation: Quantitative Analyst

Where in Midtown do you Work?: 55th & 6th

Favorite Kind of Food: Tasty.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Boring.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Jerk chicken at Jamaican Dutchy‘s multimedia experience & food cart. Drunken noodles with pork at Topaz (56th bet 6th & 7th). Original or spicy Menchanko noodle soup at Menchanko Tei (55th bet 5th & 6th); with a side of shrimp or pork gyoza for a splurge. Cheeseburger & fries at The Burger Joint (56th bet 6th & 7th), Five Guys (55th bet 5th & 6th), or Island Burger (9th bet 51st & 52nd). Ma Paul Tofu at Wu Liang Ye (48th bet 5th & 6th). Falafel sandwich at Meze Grill (8th Ave bet 55th & 56th). Korean tacos at Bann Next Door (50th bet 8th & 9th). Korean tacos or superbowl from Korilla – bacon & kimchi fried rice is worth the extra $1. Cuban sandwich at Margon (46th bet 6th & 7th) or Tina’s Cuban (56th bet 5th & 6th). Coffee & panini at Zibetto (6th bet 56th & 57th). A pie at Angelo’s Pizza (57th bet 6th & 7th). Out of price range splurge: unagi rice box at Radiance Tea House (56th bet 6 & 7th), the eel-sashimi combination meal – a total deal! – at Ise (56 bet 5th & 6th), lobster salad BLT or grilled cheese & tomato soup combo at Bouchon Bakery (Columbus Circle).

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Our subsidized company cafeteria is the ultimate no-brainer go-to place. Great food (sorry fellow lunchers).

Place(s) you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? Too many to list since I’ve been a fan and follower of the midtown lunch site since their inception but here’s a few: free curry at MOMA, Jamaican Dutchy cart, and Taiwanese fried chicken from Cravings cart

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? NYC – the variety and availability of food in our city is unmatched. If I tire of the immediate neighborhood, the occasional field trip via the subway opens up fantastic ‘out of bounds’ choices – 5 dumplings for 1 buck at Prosperity Dumpling (Eldridge bet Hester & Canal), or killer chicken wings and absolutely anything else at Dinosaur BBQ (125th & 12th Ave), for example. How can you beat that?!

Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? Do AUTHENTIC southern California fish tacos exist in midtown? OK, in NYC?

Go an answer for Peg? 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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