Cowgirl Catering, the company behind Gourmet 53, turns 19 years old today and as always they’ll celebrate by rolling back prices to 1994. That means lunch will be $3 from 11:30am to 3pm. As in years past, they’ll also be handing out free hors d’ouvres to people waiting in line (free coconut shrimp FTW!) Gourmet 53 is in the basement food court of 875 3rd Ave. (btw. 52nd and 53rd) and the lunch special is cash only. Good luck!
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As they do every year, Gourmet 53 will be celebrating their 17th Anniversary today (11/16) from 11:30am to 3pm. Just like last year, they will be offering all lunch meals at their original 1994 price of $3 (CASH ONLY), and 10 lucky customers will win free lunch for a whole month! I speak from experience when I say the line will be disconcertingly massive, but it moves quickly and they’ll be passing around their famous coconut shrimp as well as bruschetta, so the short wait will be well worth it. See you all there!
Gourmet 53, Food Court in the Basement of 875 3rd Ave. (btw. 52+53rd), (212) 223-8481
Please welcome our newest ML contributor the fold… Anna L. She was profiled a few weeks ago, and we liked her so much we offered her a gig! Today, she lets us know about the new Mexican “inspired” sandwiches from Gourmet 53.
The coconut shrimp at Gourmet 53 is the stuff that Midtown Lunch dreams are made of, but did you know that they also have Mexican inspired sandwiches on the menu as well? They’ve actually had them for awhile but for some reason I haven’t bothered to try one until now. Carefully constructed with top-quality ingredients these are not, but they will certainly satisfy anybody looking for a cheap, delicious, and different sandwich (plus extras, but more on that later).
It’s that time of year again! Today is Cowgirl Catering’s 16th Anniversary, so to celebrate they’re rolling back prices to 1994 levels at Gourmet 53- their take out cafeteria counter in the basement food court of 875 3rd Ave. (btw 52+53rd.) Just like last year you’ll be able to get any of their lunches for just $3, there will be free passed hors d’oeuvres, and 10 lucky winners will get free lunch for a month. Oh, and by free passed hors d’oeuvres we mean coconut shrimp!!! Of course you’ll want to go early for that… last year they ran out of coconut shrimp by 1:30pm. The celebration freeloading begins at 11:30am and ends at 3pm.
The owner of Gourmet 53 (the great lunch spot in the basement of the building on 3rd Ave. btw. 52+53rd) checked in the other day to tell us about a great special they’re having tomorrow (November 18th)… in honor of their 15th Anniversary, Gourmet 53 will be rolling back the prices to 1994. That means their “Classic Lunch” (aka anything they’re serving tomorrow) will be $3! Hors d’oeuvres will be served (hello free coconut shrimp!) and there will be a lottery for one month of free lunches. The special will be from 11:30 to 3pm, limit one $3 lunch per customer, and it’s CASH ONLY. Can you say pandemonium?
About 2 and a half years ago, when I first ventured into the basement food court of the building on 3rd btw. 52+53rd to write about Fusion Grills (a typical Chinese/Japanese food court establishment), I got loads of emails recommending its neighbor Gourmet 53. It might look like a typical generic Midtown deli, people would tell me, but it’s a really good deal- and the food is great. Most people recommended their coconut shrimp special (what can I say, the longtime readers know me so well!) and even though I put it off for way too long- I finally made to Gourmet 53 last week to see if all the hype was warranted.