Leave your computer monitor and work stress for an hour, it’s lunchtime! That one hour where you can refuel and re-energize after hours of working in front of a screen, filing reports or running around getting everyone coffee. It’s exhausting, and the prospect of leaving your desk haven to trudge outside, wait in line, get your food, have it and continue to work seems rather tiresome. But you need it and you’ve got to get it! Whether you’re well rested from sleeping all night back home in Queens or hungover after a night in Bushwick, partying hard, you need this meal and you need it STAT!
Here’s a list of lunch spots where you can find the most delicious and affordable mid-day meal:
1. Birds of a Feather
How to reach: 191 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
What to eat: Pork Dumplings in Chili Oil. This tiny Sichuan spot offers amazing pork dumplings, made to order and steaming hot right into your plate. A meal like this will satisfy you but won’t leave you feeling stuffed. Get it? Stuffed.
How to reach: 95 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA
What to eat: Beef Pad See Yue. A Siamese wonder with fresh flat noodles and spiced beef jerky tossed with housemade sauces and vegetables, ask them to make it spicy, you will be hooked. Try the Tom Yum soup here as well, is amazing.
3. Kotti Berliner Donner Kebab
How to reach: CITY POINT, 445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
What to eat: Donner Kebab Sandwich. A Middle Eastern flatbread sandwich stacked high with donner kebab pieces, shallots, cucumbers and feta cheese. Not too greasy, not very healthy but really delicious.