PROFILE: Downtown Lunch’er Emily

As is customary here on Midtown Lunch, every Tuesday we’ll profile a different lunch’er and get their recommendations for places to eat in Downtown NYC. This week, Emily reminds me how badly I want to go to Spain and Singapore and San Francisco and…

EmilyName: Emily

Occupation: Trade Show Coordinator

Where you work: FiDi- Bowling Green

Age: 26

Favorite Kind of Food: I love potato chips, noodles in soup, congee, …there’s just too much to list. I love everything Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian. I will try anything and everything once; maybe except bugs.

Least Favorite Food: I can’t think of any dish or cuisine in particular. I do not like cilantro.

Favorite Lunches Downtown: I usually bring my own lunches, but during the days that I do go out to buy I like the eggplant parm pizza from Grotto Pizzeria, Pret A Manger’s soups and salads, hot buffet from Yip’s especially their string beans and curry chicken, and anything from Sophie’s Cuban.

The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: We go the the four places I mentioned above. On special occasions like birthdays, we love going to Adrienne’s Pizza Bar on Stone Street for their old fashion style pies, the No. 1 Little Chinese House Restaurant on S. William Street for their beef chow fun, orange beef, and their tofu dishes. Also, the Financier for dessert. Going into the Financier is like stepping into heaven.

Place you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch: Bon Chon Chicken on John Street and Schnitzel & Things Truck.

Dream job location, purely for lunch purposes, and why: San Francisco, hands down. I love the city and love the restaurants. I wouldn’t mind going back to Spain so I can eat tapas everyday: anchovies, Iberico ham, olives, and the tortilla (egg & potato omelette). Also, since researching for our next trade show in Singapore and learning about the hawker stands…it’s absolutely a foodie’s paradise. I’m sure I’m going to love being there for work.

Anything you’d like to ask the midtown lunch readers: Does anyone have a good Peruvian restaurant recommendation? Anywhere in NY?

Who knows a place for good Peruvian? I know someone out there does.  If it’s you, but your suggestions in the comments. If it’s not you, put something in the comments anyway. And as always, if you would like to be next week’s Profiled Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email us at



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