PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Emily”
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 Emily, an office admin who has graciously agreed to brave the ML commenters to help out fellow vegan Midtown Lunchers.
Occupation: Office Admin and vegan blogger
Where in Midtown do you work? Grand Central Terminal area
Favorite Kind of Food: Any Asian cuisine, bonus points if it’s spicy.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: A mushy veggie burger
Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Being vegan, it can be pretty difficult to find quality vegan meals in Midtown. My ultimate favorite is when The Cinnamon Snail vegan food truck is in the neighborhood… I can’t resist their food and pastries. My favorite thing from there is their General Tso’s Seitan sandwich, but that’s only on special every now and again. I love Franchia’s (vegan Korean) vegetarian Stone Bowl (on Park btw. 34+35th) with their spicy chilli sauce as well as their assorted dumpling platter. I’m also big fan of the raw pizza from the FreeFoodsNYC (on 45th btw. 5+6th) lunch bar, the edemame salad from Dishes in Grand Central Marketplace, the super protein plate from NatureWorks the food bar at Health Nuts. The food court in Grand Central also has a couple places with good vegan options — Two Boots V is for Vegan pizza, the green curry from Thai Toon (on 42nd btw. Park+Vanderbilt) and cucumber avocado rolls from the sushi joint (the name is always changing so I’m not sure what its called now).
“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? For me, by far its the Cinnamon Snail (I’ll go every time its here!) but I’ve totally turned my co-workers on to ordering from NatureWorks.
Places you have discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch? DeeDaa Thai although I don’t go there anymore.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? San Francisco, for sure… its a vegan Mecca. I was just there a few weeks ago and ate fantastic vegan food the entire time I was there. If I had to get more specific, I’d choose the Castro District if only to be close to Dinosaurs for their vegan banh-mi. Or the East Village here in NYC for vegan ice cream at Stogo.
Anything you’d like to ask the midtown lunch readers? I’d love to know where I can get really good vegetarian sushi… most of the fast places are fine, but I’m always relegated to avocado and/or cucumber rolls. And vegan options anywhere in Midtown, of course!
Got an answer for Emily? Put it in the comments. Want to be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate)? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.