Midtown lunch recs

To all the fellow Monkeys who work in Midtown, where do you typically stop for lunch? My team typically grabs something quick and we eat at our desk.

Curious what everyone's go-to spot is? Mine is either Hale & Hearty or SG, but trying to expand horizons a bit.

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Jan 13, 2022 - 10:44am

I assume the area near Barclays/MS. Toasties by the Barclays building was a go-to. Roast, Naya, Dos Toros, Dig, Little Beet, Sophies, Lenhwich, Meltshop. There is a food hall thing between the UBS and BNP buildings, closer to 7th. There are a few food places in the underground rockefeller plaza thing (Potbelly, a mediterranean place, a bagel place, a sushi place, + some more). When its warm out, the food trucks and carts on 6th were good options.

I hated that area b/c of its proximity to times square, hard to find decent places that weren't chains. If you have the time and can walk over to 9th there are plenty of restaurants that do takeaway specials during lunch hour but I recommend ordering online first 

Jan 16, 2022 - 9:22pm

how about Midtown East?

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jan 13, 2022 - 4:19pm

Whole Foods hot food bar. If you can accurately judge the weight, this can be one of the cheapest (and tastiest IMO) options in midtown.

Jan 13, 2022 - 4:24pm

Midtown East (Boutique row on Park) - I absolutely love Uncle Gussy's food truck (usually parked in front of 345) Get the greek salad with chicken - unreal and way better than the dry protein you get at other salad places. 

Also, Omar's Mediterranean has 2 locations and is the best shwarma in the city. I will die on this hill. Be ready to fall asleep after tho


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Jan 14, 2022 - 10:03am

That was like 2ish years ago. I'm pretty sure the 55 and 3rd one is open (I order delivery from there fairly often but haven't actually been recently admittedly)

Also - there's a DOPE al pastor cart on that corner, at least there used to be before COVID. No idea lately. 


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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 14, 2022 - 5:00am

Do you guys go to the actual lunch place? I usually Uber eats lunch and dinner using the corporate account

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Jan 16, 2022 - 11:15pm

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