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Free Naya Express Alert: This just in from Lunch'er Austin:  The new location of Naya Express (on 56th btw. 5+6th) is having their grand opening today, and to celebrate they're giving away free food.  We're not sure how long this is going to last so freeloaders... engage!

Naya Express Finally Opening on 56th

Back in April we reported that Naya Express, the Lebanese fast casual place on 3rd Ave, would be opening a new location on 56th btw. 5+6th Ave.  August was the estimated opening date, but that came and went… because… well… it always does.  We just got word that they are just waiting for the gas to be connected and should be opening in the next few weeks.  Huzzah!

Naya Express, 54 West 56th Street (btw. 5+6th)

NAYA Express is Coming to Midtown West!

The future NAYA Express on 56th Street, previously Cucina.

As you know, we’re huge fans of Naya Express, the “Chipotle assembly line”-style Lebanese fast food place on 3rd Ave btw. 43rd and 44th, and we’ve just got word that they’re opening a SECOND LOCATION in Midtown West at 54 West 56th Street between 5th and 6th Ave!

We’ll keep you posted on the opening date, but the location is expected to be up and running in August.

Get Half Off Naya Express: We're big fans of Naya Express, the Lebanese fast food place on 3rd Ave. btw. 43+44th.  If you are too (or you haven't checked it out yet) you'll want to get on this new deal from InBundles:  get $10 of food at Naya Express for just $5.  The only downside?  You can only use the coupon after 2pm.

Naya Express Is Just Like Chipotle… Except the Food is Lebanese and It’s Awesome


As much I hate Chipotle, there is no denying that their model has proven to be incredibly successful. The chose your protein, carrying method, and toppings, assembly line structure allows for the high volume, quick service that a popular lunch destination in Midtown needs to be profitable. Meze Grill (on 8th Ave. btw. 55th+56th) opened their “Middle Eastern Chipotle” back in August, and it looks like Pump Energy Food is moving in that direction as well. But my favorite new ode to Chipotle has got to be Naya Express- the new quick service Lebanese spot on 3rd Ave. btw. 43+44th. It’s got the same assembly set up, and customizable menu… but with one noticeable difference. The food is really tasty.

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Naya Express, Holey Cream & Baoguette Are All Open: Every year it seems as if a bunch of places open right around X-Mas, and this year is turning out to be no exception.  We're hearing that Naya Express (on 3rd btw. 44+45th) and Holey Cream (on 9th and 53rd) are both open.  And for Downtown Lunch'ers it looks like Baoguette has finally opened their FiDi location.

First Look at Naya Express’ Lebanese Fast Food Menu


3rd Ave. btw. 44+45 is about to see some more action. Naya Express, the fast food offshoot of the upscale Lebanese restaurant on 2nd Ave., is getting set to open right next door to the new Five Guys. They’ll be offering soups ($4-5), pastries ($2), homemade breads topped with different stuff ($6), salads and cold appetizers ($3-9). But the main event is their roll/salad/bowl options, which can be ordered Chipotle style- as fully formed items that they’ve created, or in a “build you own” situation. If it sounds similar to Meze Grill on 8th Ave. (in a bad way), don’t worry too much… the menu looks like it’s going to be the real deal.

Check it out after the jump…

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Naya Express & New Five Guys Less Than One Month Away

Five Guys
Photo uploaded to the ML Flickr Pool by lifeaskew

East side Midtown Lunchers are inching closer and closer to two new spots, both on 3rd Ave. btw. 43+44th Street. The owner of Naya Mezze & Grill (the fancy Lebanese restaurant on 2nd Ave.) checks in to say that he hopes to have Naya Express, his fast food Lebanese offshoot, open by the end of the month.  As for their next door neighbors Five Guys, an employee at the 55th Street location says it’s two weeks away.

Five Guys is Coming to 3rd Avenue
3rd Ave. Golden Krust to Become Lebanese NAYA Express

3rd Ave. Golden Krust to Become Lebanese NAYA Express

We’ve gotten word that come September the now shuttered Golden Krust, on 3rd. Ave. btw. 43+44th, will become NAYA Express- a cheaper version of the fancy Lebanese restaurant NAYA Mezze & Grill on 2nd Ave. From the owner: “It is going to be 80% of NAYA’s Lebanese Menu with some addition and much less expensive. Sandwiches will range from $5 to $8. Appetizers between $4 and $8.” That could be interesting…