Downtown Brooklyn Eats
Just switched to a new job and I'll be in Downtown Brooklyn fairly often. I'm looking for some good lunch options beyond Mile End (smoked turkey is so much better than the smoked meat imho). On my walks over there, I've passed a Mexican grocery serving tacos/tortas/cemitas, so I'll probably check that out at some point, but I would really like something beyond the nasty chains closer to Borough Hall.
97 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Mexican grocery you refer to is Fast and Fresh Deli. Definitely a good option. If you are heading to Sahadi's, Damascus (almost next door) also makes good falafel sandwiches and Waterfalls (one block down) is a good, cheap Middle Eastern sit down restaurant, unlike Sahadi's and Damascus, which are stores.
187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Fast and Fresh Deli
84 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
If you have occasion to eat a bit upscale Queen on Court St. is open for lunch and has excellent Italian food, both standard and more contemporary dishes.
84 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
When the weather's nice, it's lovely to eat outside on the Promenade. Lassen & Henning's Deli on Montague is a good place to pick up a sandwich on the way.