Working near Jay St/Boro Hall. Seeking mexican, thai, ...
I just started working near the Jay St Boro Hall A train stop. I have a break from 12-4 and would like to explore. (Mexican food is a favorite as are other highly seasoned cuisines.) I don't know the area at all except for a bit of Atlantic Ave around Sahadi's and I'm not a great fan of middle eastern cuisines so I would love recommendations.
You may not have to write off Thai entirely. Haven't tried it, but have been following the details on Em Thai's new "spicy" menu:
We've convinced them to deliver to Dumbo at lunchtime; they may do downtown. (I live on Schermerhorn and have no problems getting delivery there.)
Try Justin's, a Guyanese-Trini place on Lawrence with really good roti: chicken, goat, oxtail, shrimp. Their peppa (hot sauce) is great. There's 'pie' - actually a macaroni and cheese casserole - and other things on the steam table.
If you're in the mood for vietnamese sandwiches, I'd walk a couple blocks further to Hanco's (Bergen/Smith), I think theirs are better.
(Nicky's vs. Hanco's is somewhat of a religious argument... perhaps you should try them both and make your own informed decision...)
85 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
A four-hour lunch break? That's a chowhound dream come true! You could walk straight down Jay Street, which becomes Smith Street. Places that are open for lunch include:
Bar Tabac - French - 128 Smith, at Dean St.,
Chance - Chinese/fusion place, 223 Smith, at Butler St.
and Oaxaca -- tacos, etc., 251 Smith, between Douglass and Degraw.
(There's also Zaytoons at 283 Smith, but you're not big on Middle Eastern.)
Of the ones I mentioned, Oaxaca best fits your bill.
In a different direction (Montague St. in Brooklyn Heights), Lantern Thai is okay.