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Every Tuesday we'll profile a Philly Lunch'er and get his or her recommendations for the best lunches Philly has to offer. Want to be profiled and give your recs? Just email me at jamie@midtownlunch.com

PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Katie”

As we try to do at Philly Lunch, some Tuesdays 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 Katie, who frequents many of Philly’s healthier lunch spots. 

Name: Katie

Age: 31

Occupation: Special Events and Communications Director

Where in Philly do you Work?: Clean Air Council in Center City

Favorite Kind of Food: Tacos, local fruits and veggies

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Peanut Butter…I get a lot of flack for this.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: I love checking out the food trucks in Love Park. Farm Truck is one of my favorites because they are always using really fresh local seasonal ingredients in a fun way. Their tofu tacos make my mouth water. I’m excited for what they are going to be serving at Greenfest Philly this year. I also love Pure Fare and Agno Grill for healthy delicious lunches and they support Clean Air Council’s Dine Out for the Environment.
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PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Kayli”

As we try to do at Philly Lunch, some Tuesdays 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 Kayli, a red meat lover who is running Philly’s Diner en Blanc this week. 

Name: Kayli

Age: 31 (well, I’ll be 31 the day of DEB!)

Occupation: Higher education (student affairs)

Where in Philly do you Work?: University City

Favorite Kind of Food: medium rare filet mignon

Least Favorite Kind of Food: salmon

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: I was obsessed with the Chinese food truck on 15th and Race when I worked in Center City. I’d eat there 2-3 times a week. Now that I’m in University City, I eat at the food trucks almost every day. Chicken satay tacos from Cucina Zapata, burgers from SpotBurger, the list goes on and on.
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PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Mike”

As we try to do at Philly Lunch, some Tuesdays 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 Mike, representing the South Street District who will be hosting a huge party this Saturday- the South Street Spring Festival

Name: Mike

Age: 50

Occupation: Executive Director

Where in Philly do you Work?: South Street Headhouse District

Favorite Kind of Food: Mexican, Mediterranean, and Meatloaf

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Scrapple — just the name alone..

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: For a quicker bite, Hot Diggity (630 South Street) is the place for hot dogs and fresh fries without equal. Keith Garabedian’s creations are nationally recognized. But when I have a few more minutes, I love the Headhouse Market Burger at Bridget Foy’s (200 South Street) or the fantastic Caldo Tlalpeno soup at Las Bugambilias (148 South Street). When I am not in the area, I try to make a stop for tater tots at Revolution House (200 Market Street) or a burrito at Tres Jalapenos (901 S. 8th Street).

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PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Dan”

As we try to do at Philly Lunch, some Tuesdays 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 Dan, a local business owner looking for noodles. 

Name: Dan

Age: 29

Occupation: Owner of Philly Phaithful

Where in Philly do you Work?: Northern Liberties

Favorite Kind of Food: Any pork product or west coast oysters, because obviously I’m a terrible Jew.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Cottage cheese. It’s not even close.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: I love the House Special Bahn Mi at QT Vietnamese (and the noodle soup during the winter), the Paesano or Tuna Italiano from Paesano’s, and I’m a sucker for the Gator Gumbo at Beck’s cajun cafe in the Reading Terminal market.

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PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Christina”

Though we have been lacking volunteers lately, on certain Tuesdays 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 Christina, a student and freelancer. 

Name: Christina

Age: 26

Occupation: I’m a full time student and part time freelancer

Where in Philly do you Work?: School is up at Temple

Favorite Kind of Food: I really love Italian food. I also really love more unhealthy food like pizza, burgers, and french fries.

Least Favorite Kind of Food: I can’t handle spicy food.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: Anything cheap and delicious. Street Food Philly has my favorite burger in the city.

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PROFILE: Philly Lunch “Josh”

Though we have been lacking volunteers lately, on certain Tuesdays 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 Josh, author and playwright of No Reservations.

Name: Josh

Age: 42

Occupation: Macho survival dude and all around cool guy (also author of the Worst-Case Scenario Survial handbook series, and most recetly, playwright-No Reservations)

Where in Philly do you Work?: Penn/University City

Favorite Kind of Food: Japanese

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Anything I didn’t kill myself. Also, beets.

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly:  When I’m not wrestling alligators or fighting off sharks, I tend to swing by Mama’s Falafel and Honeygrow. I also stopped by Agno at 21st and Chestnut two weeks ago and really liked it: the wild-caught local hummus was great. And quinoa builds muscle mass.

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PROFILE: Philly Luncher “Penny”

Though we have been lacking volunteers lately, on certain Tuesdays 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 Penny,  who works at Eviama Spa in Center City.  

Name: Penny

Age: Three score +

Occupation: spa therapist – licensed skin care and massage; Reiki master

Where in Philly do you Work?: Eviama Life Green Spa & Boutique

Favorite Kind of Food: Healthy, fresh, local

Least Favorite Kind of Food: Burgers, sorry!

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly:  The absolutely most amazing dine-in lunch with relaxing atmosphere and exotic aromas is Indieblue. I recommend either the seafood or vegetarian thali, which is a combination of exquisite little dishes. Every flavor is exceptional, and the accompaniments are excellent. Nan that melts in your mouth! I also can’t get enough of Green Eggs Cafe – all skillets are yummy, food hits the spot with consistent quality, and the specials are always inventive (and they just opened for dinner at the Midtown location). For a lovely salmon plate (solomos) with braised kale and fennel that makes your mouth water, get thee to Opa! El Vez has a wonderful crab omelet for Sunday brunch – get some guacamole first but be sure to save room for main course! Fergies Pub runs the gamut – if you have vegan leanings and a brisket lover in tow, make everybody happy. Vegan Cheesesteak! Brisket Chili! More beer and mussels!!

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