Shukos is a Guatemalan food truck that’s especially good to know about if you want to briefly change up your lunch routine to something that involves cut-up hot dogs on homemade corn tortillas. It lives on the corner of 41st and 3rd Avenue, and you can get a ton of food for under $10 - including the mixtas tortilla and a pile of fries with steak and mayo on them.
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Run by the same folks that brought Totto Ramen to Midtown, Hide-Chan also opened this summer and we’re glad to report that it’s another solid addition to Midtown eating.
BLT Steak is a joint where suits, business folk, tourists, and Upper East Siders can all dine in harmony. The food is outstanding, but because they don't solely use dry aged beef, they fall short of the BLT Prime-level 8.6 rating.
For a quick and not-too-expensive sit-down meal inside Grand Central, Prova Pizzabar is worth knowing about.
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La Isla Cuchifritos
We love La Isla Cuchifritos for the fact that a) it’s cheap and delicious, and b) it sort of feels like you’re grubbing in tropical Puerto Rico rather than not-so-tropical Brooklyn.
A local Infatuation mainstay, Esperanto’s got that little something special that that’s kept it in heavy rotation since before Ave. C was cool.
El Floridita Restaurant
Floridita is a Cuban spot in Washington Heights that serves one of the best Cubano sandwiches in the city.
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Gai Chicken & Rice
Gai is a tiny takeout spot in Midtown East specialising in Hainese-style steamed chicken. It’s great for a quick, simple lunch.
Le Petit Parisien
Le Petit Parisien roughly translates to “place with good sandwiches on baguette.” Or maybe not. Either way, stop by for a good sandwich in Midtown.
Marinara Pizza Midtown East
The Midtown East location of Marinara Pizza serves a big variety of round and square pies, and is a good option for a quick lunch or delivery.
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