Cucina & Co is Today’s Lunch Spesh

Cucina & Co is a café and marketplace offering sandwiches, pasta, salads, and a wide selection of hot foods.  The hot food selection includes rice bowl and rotisserie stations.

Type of Food: Cafe & Marketplace

Neighborhood: NYC - Midtown West & Midtown East

Rating: GOOD

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Ratings Guide:

  • No Thumbs: Ehh
  • One Thumb: GOOD
  • Two Thumbs: MAD GOOD
  • Three Thumbs: OFF THE CHAIN

Today’s Lunch Spesh: Rice Bowl with grilled chicken, veggies, and brown rice @ $8.66

Address:

CUCINA & CO. MACY’S

IN THE CELLAR AT MACYS
151 WEST 34TH ST.
NEW YORK, NY 10001
212 868 2388

 

CUCINA & CO. METLIFE

METLIFE BUILDING
200 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10166
212 682 270

 

CUCINA & CO. ROCKEFELLER CENTER

CONCOURSE LEVEL
30 ROCKEFELLER CENTER BETWEEN 49TH AND 50TH ST.
NEW YORK, NY 10020
212 332 7630

CAFE ZAIYA is Today’s Lunch Spesh

From baked goods to bento boxes (Japanese-style lunch boxes), Cafe Zaiya delivers flavorful food to crowds of people during lunchtime.  Organized more so like a cafeteria than a restaurant, Cafe Zaiya has plenty to choose from with food items such as steamed pork/chicken buns, onigiri (rice balls), tonkatsu sandwiches (panko-breaded pork and chicken sandwiches), and a good selection of bento boxes and soba/udon noodle soups.  Cafe Zaiya is great for a quick, inexpensive and tasty lunch.

Type of Food: Japanese

Neighborhood: NYC - Midtown & East Village

Rating: GOOD

Ratings Guide:

  • No Thumbs: Ehh
  • One Thumb: GOOD
  • Two Thumbs: MAD GOOD
  • Three Thumbs: OFF THE CHAIN

Today’s Lunch Spesh: Pork Ginger Bento @ $6.99

Address:

Midtown

18 East 41st Street  New York, 10017
(212) 779-0600

Kinokuniya Bookstore

1073 6th Ave
New York, NY 10018

East Village

69 Cooper Sq
New York, NY 10008

(212) 253-9700

ISE Japanese Restaurant is Today’s Lunch Spesh

This authentic Japanese restaurant serves a great selection of bento-style lunch specials.  The lunch menu consists of tasty traditional Japanese cooked dishes such as Katsu, Tempura, Shoga Yaki, Agemono just to name a few, and the waitstaff, who are all Japanese, is friendly and courteous.  You know you’re in an authentic Japanese restaurant when many of its clients are Japanese.

Type of Food: Japanese

Neighborhood: NYC - Midtown West & Midtown East

Rating: MAD GOOD

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Ratings Guide:

  • No Thumbs: Ehh
  • One Thumb: GOOD
  • Two Thumbs: MAD GOOD
  • Three Thumbs: OFF THE CHAIN

Today’s Lunch Spesh: Sushi/Ten: Fresh Sushi & Crispy Panko breaded Tempura @ $15.80

Miso soup and green tea to accompany the meal are included!

Address:

Midtown West

58 W 56th St
(between 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas) 

New YorkNY 10019

Midtown East

151 E 49th St Frnt
New York, NY 10017

(212) 319-6876
Galway Hooker is Today’s Lunch Spesh

Unfortunately, the lunch special menu isn’t available on the weekends, but the NFL Special Menu is available on Sunday’s which offers some good wings.  Galway Hooker also offers a good selection of beer to accompany a tasteful NFL menu while watching your favorite New York Football Team.

Type of Food: Bar Food

Neighborhood: NYC - West Village & Midtown East

Rating: GOOD

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Ratings Guide:

  • No Thumbs: Ehh
  • One Thumb: GOOD
  • Two Thumbs: MAD GOOD
  • Three Thumbs: OFF THE CHAIN

Today’s Lunch Spesh: Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wings

Address:

West Village

133 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014

(212) 675-6220

(212) 982-3691

Midtown East

7 E 36th St
New York, NY 10016

(212) 725-2353
Breakfast Spesh @ Brooklyn Roasting Company (BRC) in DUMBO, BK
BRC knows what they’re doing when it comes to coffee.  A great cup of Nicaraguan blend coffee in a BRC mug with a Pumpkin Spice Donut from Dough in Bed-Stuy.  Thankfully, BRC carries these amazing donuts so I don’t have to schlep to Bed-Stuy although it would be worth the ride for one of these donuts.
Coffee and donut for $5
Address:
25 Jay StBrooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-2664
Saigon Grill is Today’s Lunch Spesh

Finding a great lunch spesh on a weekend is a bit harder than doing so on a weekday, but Saigon Grill offers tasty dishes at good prices.  With an extensive Vietnamese inspired menu, Saigon Grill is a good bang for your buck.

Type of Food: Vietnamese 

Neighborhood: NYC - Union Square/Greenwich Village & Upper West Side

Rating: GOOD

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Ratings Guide:

  • No Thumbs: Ehh
  • One Thumb: GOOD
  • Two Thumbs: MAD GOOD
  • Three Thumbs: OFF THE CHAIN

Today’s Lunch Spesh: Bo Xao Dau Que (Sauteed sliced beef with string beans in garlic sauce and a touch of peanut oil) @ $13.25

For a tasty appetizer to share, Cha Gio (crispy fried spring rolls with nuoc cham sauce) @$6.25

Address:

Union Square/Greenwich Village

91 University Pl
(between 11th St & 12th St) 
New YorkNY 10003

(212) 982-3691

Upper West Side

620 Amsterdam Ave
(between 90th St & 91st St) 
New YorkNY 10024
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
(212) 875-9072



is it lunchtime yet???