PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Zach”

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 Zach, who likes his sandwiches filled to the brim.

Name: Zach

Age: 33

Occupation: Director of Audio Visuals Operations

Where in Philly do you Work?: Center City

Favorite Kind of Food: Everything Italian. Pho. A good steak. Lobster. Cheese fries

Least Favorite Kind of Food: brussel sprouts, lima beans

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: Bun Dac Biet – House Special Vermicelli at Vietnam (221 North 11th Street), Any and everything at Dinic’s Roast Pork in Reading Terminal Market, Italian hoagie with everything at Salumeria in the Reading ( I think it’s the best hoagie in the city) Deluxe Pho from Nam Phuong 1110 Washington Ave, any burrito from Tres Jalapenos 901 S 8th S, Dan Dan noodles from Han Dynasty 108 Chestnut St

“Go-To” Lunch Place You and Your Coworkers Eat at Too Often? Reading Terminal Market, it’s the perfect spot because there are some many choices. Chinatown. If we’re calorie splurging, Five Guys 1527 Chestnut St

Place you discovered thanks to Philly Lunch (if any) Nan Zhou Hand Drawn Noodle House , 927 Race St. Bomb noodles

If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Italy. The love and respect they have for using local, fresh ingredients.

Is there anything you’d like to ask the Philly Lunch readers? What’s the go to dish you cook that you learned from your mother/grandmother?

I have watched my mom make matzah ball soup several times a years since birth, but I am too afraid to replicate, there’s no way I can make it that good.

If you would like to be next week’s Profiled Philly Lunch’er (or know somebody you’d like to nominate), email me at


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