Inexpensive food by the Empire State Building
I'm interning in the Empire State Building for 3 weeks which gives me 15 days of NY lunches (or really only 13 left as it's Tuesday night).
I've so far eaten at Cafe Zaiya (one of my favorites) twice and found the Treat Truck for a delicious butterscotch bar. I think I'm going to make the trek out to Momofuku (as you all rave so much about it), but generally I'd like to stay between 54th and 14th (+- 20 blocks) and 2nd and 8th (+- 3 blocks).
Where do you guys all grab lunch! :-)
18 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017
That's a huge radius, you must have some sort of cushy internship! Most people I know will walk 5 minutes, maybe, and run back to their desks with take out.
DEFINITELY check out the Midtown Lunch site which has essentially cornered the market on documenting the cheap eats for lunch under $12.
Nearby you are:
Bon Chon, Kyochon, Baden Baden, and Mad About Chicken
Szechuan Gourmet and Lan Sheng
'wichcraft kiosk at Herald Square
No. 7 Sub
Searches for "Empire State Building" "ESB" and/or "Herald Square" may turn up more.
21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
12 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001
319 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
60 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
No. 7 Sub
1188 Broadway, New York, NY 10001