PROFILE: Downtown Lunch’er “Cia”
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 Cia who hadn’t ventured past Broadway or below Fulton for her lunches, and needs you help finding a spot to make her do it.
Occupation: Web producer
Where you work: Barclay + Vesey
Age: Older than your ramp pickles
Favorite kinds of food: Peter Luger’s porterhouse, Sushiden sushi/sashimi, Sichuan Chinese food, a perfectly poached egg, pork belly anything, pickled anything.
Least favorite foods: White chicken breast
Favorite lunches downtown: Nicky’s Vietnamese Sandwiches‘ classic bahn mi with extra sriracha (because I have no other closer choice, so I’ll take it); Chipotle (Multiple Locations) for cilantro-lime rice; smoked turkey and Brie sandwich at Blue Spoon Coffee on Chambers (btw. B’way & Church); Locanda Verde’s shaved porchetta sandwich; the raw bar at North End Grill; the lunch specials at Takahachi Bakery on Murray (at Church); the hangover sandwich at Petite Abeille (Multiple Locations); and Shake Shack on Murray (btw. West St. & N. End Ave.).
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: Sadly, Whole Foods
Dream job location, purely for lunch purposes, and why: Right next door to Momofuku Ssam. It needs no reasons why.
Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch: Downtown readers? Give me your best list if you’re going to make me walk below Fulton Street.
I would say go for a sandwich from the Banh Mi Cart at Hanover Sq. or the A-Pou’s Taste cart on Liberty St. near Broadway. Where do you all think Cia should eat below Fulton? 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 email@example.com.