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Mooncake Foods’ Smoked White Fish Salad Hero Is An Interfaith Marriage Made In Heaven

Mooncake Foods has been a great Midtown Lunch option for two years, now, and has become my go-to order spot when my days get so busy that I can’t leave my desk. I can confidently order just about anything on the menu and never feel bored or ho-hum about my lunch. The pork sandwich is a winner, and the spicy tofu bahn mi is a vegetarian treat, but what about a bahn mi-like smoked white fish salad hero?
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Mooncake Foods Tofu Banh Mi is a Vegetarian Treat

Ever since Mooncake Foods opened in my hood, it’s been a reliable Midotown lunch and dinner option – the food is fairly priced, filling, and while it won’t blow you away, it’s consistently tasty. As much as it may irk my ML overlord, Zach Brooks, I’ll push one of the healthier items on their menu, the tofu banh mi ($8).

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Mooncake Food’s Pulled Pork Sando Was a Choice Eats Stand Out

The Village Voice’s Choice Eats festival is one of our favorite food events of the year, but with so many amazing restaurants, from all five boroughs, Midtown doesn’t usually make a strong showing. Not so this year! According to Gothamist, the pulled pork sandwich with curry lime BBQ sauce from Mooncake Foods (which recently opened a new location on 54th btw. 8+9th) was one of the 5 best bites of the whole event. And it’s on their menu for just $9.25. (I think we know what we’re getting for lunch tomorrow.)

Mooncake Foods has the Winning Formula for Lunch

Mooncake Exterior

It’s a tried and true and idiot proof formula – offer tasty food made from quality ingredients, with sufficient portions at a fair price and the people will come. Then why do so many places in Midtown screw up the equation? I digress. On the other hand, Mooncake Foods has always scored an ‘A’ in this subject in my opinion, at their locations in Chelsea and SoHo. So I’m very excited that they’ve brought their low hanging fruit to the grateful lunchers of Midtown West.

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Mooncake Foods Hells Kitchen is Now Open

Mooncake FoodsLast month, we reported that Mooncake Foods will be opening a location in Hells Kitchen (54th between 8th & 9th Ave) and over the weekend, I noticed their tweet, announcing that they were open for business. I swung by yesterday for visual confirmation (and lunch) not realizing that they’re closed on Sundays. Next time, I’ll be sure to check them out when they’re not taking the day off, but they should definitely be open today.  Curious what this place is all about?  You can read the review of the Downtown location here.

Mooncake Foods is Coming to Midtown West

Midtown West is getting another exciting lunchtime option. A new branch of Mooncake Foods is currently under construction on 54th St, between 8th & 9th ave, with a targeted opening date of early January. Lunchers who are familiar with Mooncake’s fast-casual Asian fusion concept should be particularly excited, as they do an admirable job of turning out quality, tasty, food for $10 and under. I’ve always been a fan of their generous portions and fresh flavors, and apparently so is our old friend Lunch’er Adam Prato (his job moved Downtown a few months back.)  Never been to the Downtown or Chelsea locations?  You can see a write up of the place on the Downtown section of the site.  And we’ll be sure to keep you updated with an exact opening date, the menu, as well as pictures of the space. Mooncake Foods, 359 West 54th St (between 8th & 9th).