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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 “Anuj”

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 Anuj of Mt. Airy USA, who is obviously hoping ya’ll come out to Mt. Airy for the Street Fare Thursday night!

Name: Anuj

Age: 40

Occupation: Non-profit executive/attorney

Where in Philly do you Work?: Mt. Airy

Favorite Kind of Food: Almost any kind of hole-in-the wall ethnic restaurant, though nothing beats a slow-cooked smoked bbq!

Least Favorite Kind of Food: tripe flavored ice cream

Favorite Place(s) to Eat Lunch in Philly: Dim Sum at Chinatown’s Ocean City (234 N 9th St) – one of the best Dim Sums in the city, but just be prepared for a long nap after lunch/brunch. Sang Kee and Salumeria in Reading Terminal (12th & Filbert).

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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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