PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Alexandra”

As is customary at Philly Lunch, every Tuesday we turn over the site to a different lunch’er for his or her recommendations for the best lunch in Philadelphia. This week it’s Alexandra, a sushi lover who works in marketing and hates injera ( I have to agree, it is a bit off-putting).

Name: Alexandra

Age: 22

Occupation: Marketer/Designer

Where in Philly do you Work?: Next to the Electric Factory! (7th and Willow)

Favorite Kind of Food:Sushi. Always and forever sushi.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: That spongy bread used in Ethiopian cuisine. I think it tastes funny and something about it just plain weirds me out. Also, eel in sushi. No thank you.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: Korean is a great anytime cuisine, but especially for lunch. I like Koreana (38th and Chestnut) and usually get the bi bim bop, but I’ve recently discovered kimbap to be just as delicious. I also like Miran (20th and Chestnut) because they give you those little dishes of appetizers. For sushi, I like Aki (12th and Walnut). I also love the pizza at Rustica (2nd and Poplar). They always let me have the corner slice of sicilian when I ask, and they have Jones sodas.

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Lately, I’ve been getting food from Tampopo 3 (44th and Spruce), or JD McGillicuddy’s, but the latter is solely out of necessity. It’s right next to my office building and really convenient.

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Korea or Japan, obviously. I would eat so much kimchi or sushi, I’d turn into the food.

Is there anything you’d like to ask the Philly Lunch readers? Has anyone been to Maru Global? I’m really curious about it.

I have tried out Maru Global (I love love takoyaki!) and I think they are constantly improving themselves as well as adding new menu items and it is very worth going over there. Besides the takoyaki, I enjoyed the curry burrito. Full review here.

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