If you don’t want to eat lunch at your desk, but you also shouldn’t really be away from your desk, go to Pathos Cafe, an all-day Mediterranean spot that’s less commitment than most sit-down lunch spots, but still nicer than fast-casual options. The bright corner space a few blocks north of the UN has sidewalk seating, where you can get fresh-air while eating a salad with calamari, shrimp, and octopus, or a flatbread with tons of prosciutto, arugula, and melted mozzarella.
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