Every Tuesday I turn over Midtown Lunch to a random Midtown worker, for their favorite places to eat lunch in Midtown. This week, it’s Liz. A Midtown East Saints fan who like me, would rather be eating Lunch in New Orleans!
Where in Midtown do you Work?: Near Grand Central
Favorite Kind of Food: Specifically, macaroni and cheese… but really anything involving cheese (except for blue), anything from New Orleans, seafood and beans. If it has any of those ingredients (or preferably multiple), or is from NOLA, you can count me in.
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Meatloaf
Favorite Place to Eat Lunch in Midtown: Park Italian Deli (45th btw. 5&6th). If I’m in the mood for hot food, the eggplant parm with whatever the pasta special of the day is. Otherwise, a sandwich of usually tuna salad or ham, turkey and fresh mozzarella.
The “go-to” lunch place you and your co-workers eat at too often: The Lunchbox (in the Graybar building attached to Grand Central). Not necessarily for lunch (except on a rainy day), but definitely a go to breakfast. Where else can you find a giant iced coffee for $1?
Place you discovered on MidtownLunch.com: Oms/b. Only tried it once, but it was pretty great. And I really need to check out Sophie’s Cuban.
If you could work anywhere (just because of the lunch) where would it be and why? Definitely New Orleans (nothing beats a fried shrimp po’boy from Rodosta’s), but since that angle has already been covered by another Midtown Lunch’er, I’ll go with the East Village… specifically Avenues B&C. It’d be a toss up between the Fettuccine al Sugo Toscano at Max, the Manchego sandwich at Grape and Grain and the Kasespatzle at Zum Schneider.
Liz’s question to Midtown Lunch nation, our recommendations, plus how you can be the next Profiled Midtown Lunch’er, after the jump…
Anything you’d like to ask the Midtown Lunch readers? I used to work at 45th & 6th and am baffled by how much better the lunching selections are in Midtown West vs. Midtown East. Can anybody suggest anything East of of Madison… specifically near Grand Central. I’m dying over here!
I feel no sympathy for you… if I worked where you worked, I’d eat at Menchanko-Tei & Oms/b every single day! If you love Mac ‘n Cheese, I read about a new place called Supermac opening up on 30th & 7th Ave. Who knows? Maybe it will be worth the walk… Based on your favorites, I think you’d also like Macchiatto Espresso Bar on 44th btw. Lex. & 3rd. The coffee isn’t $1, but I’ve heard their sandwiches are really good.
Anybody else have suggestions for Liz? Post them in the comments section below…
To be next week’s Profiled: Midtown Lunch’er, and share your favorites with the eating public… just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org