PROFILE: Downtown Lunch’er “Roman”

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, we have Roman who works in the World Financial Center and is rightfully excited about the recent food truck love over that way.

Name:  Roman Urbanowicz

Occupation: IT project manager

Where you work: 1 World Financial Center (West & Liberty streets)

Age: 39

Favorite kinds of food: BBQ, fleur de sel caramels, sugary kid’s cereals.

Least favorite foods: Brussels sprouts, tripe, head cheese.

Favorite lunches downtown: Tajin on Greenwich (at Rector) for enchiladas mole; Taim Mobile for a falafel sandwich (loaded) & ginger mint lemonade; Fatty Snack kiosk outside the WFC for heritage pork ribs, black eye pea salad & lemongrass ginger iced tea.

The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Shake Shack  on Murray St. (btw. West & N. End Ave.). Damn you double Shack burger & black and white shake.

Places downtown you discovered thanks to Midtown Lunch: Downtown: The beloved arrival of the World Financial Center food truck court!

Dream job location, purely for lunch purposes, and why: Hokkaido, Japan.  Best sashimi in one hand, best yakiniku in the other.  Snow capped mountains with a view of Russia on a really clear day.

 Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch: Downtown readers?  Where are all the good noodle shops down by the World Financial Center?

Oh dear, there really aren’t any that I can think of. The first thing that came to mind was Mangez Avec Moi on W. Broadway, but they’re better for banh mi sandwiches. Ho Yip on Liberty St. is good for cheap Chinese but I haven’t tried the noodles. Do you lunchers have any good noodle tips for Roman near the WFC? 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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