super quick lunches, manhattan

photo: grubstreet 

photo: grubstreet 

You were blessed to live in a city with some of the best fast-casual concepts in the world. I can't promise short lines, but I can promise fast service. Here is a list of food guaranteed to break up the monotony of the work day and bring a smile to your face: 



Made to order greek pitas, bowls & salads with tons of fixins 

143 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003


Indian build-your-own bowls & wraps with a choice of proteins.

1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010



made nice

Counter-serve spot by fine-dining vets for salads, meat & veggie combos 

8 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001

photo: los tacos

photo: los tacos

Los Tacos No.1

Street-style taqueria serving tacos & quesadillas 

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011


the hall, union fare

Gastro hall serving a mix of pizza, burgers, poke, and baked goods 

6 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003


The Pok├ęSpot

Hawaiian-style poke bowls 

120 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

photo: tasting table 

photo: tasting table 

little beet  

Modern counter serve offering cold-pressed juices plus veggie-focused gluten-free fare & sweets.

Address: 1140 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

(multi location)

photo: daily provisions 

photo: daily provisions 

Daily Provisions

Bakery/cafe for breakfast items, sandwiches & late-afternoon rotisserie chicken.

103 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003


melt shop 

Grilled cheese, burgers, tater tots & other comfort-food faves.

55 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010 (multi location)




Made to order hand-held sushi burritos, bento boxes & other treats. Fish is delivered daily, never frozen

12 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010 (multi location)

photo: serious eats

photo: serious eats

korilla bbq

Korean/Mexican build-it-yourself wraps, rice bowls & salads.

23 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003


2nd city

Filipino-style tacos, burritos & sandwiches

525 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014



Sandwiches, salads, shakes & other American diner classics 

23 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010 (multi location)

photo: sweet green

photo: sweet green

sweet green

Organic salads, soup & bowls.

1164 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 (multi location)


luke's lobster 

Maine-style lobster, shrimp & crab rolls

5 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010 (multi location)



Ffried chicken sandwiches the size of your head

163 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003 (multi location)


Mighty Quinn's 

Killer BBQ with inventive sides 

103 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (multi location)

photo: taim 

photo: taim 


Falafel & other vegetarian Israeli fare.

45 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 (multi location)


xi'an famous foods 

Xi'an-style Chinese fare like hand pulled noodles & cumin lamb dumplings 

81 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003  (multi location)

photo:  GreenHopping

photo: GreenHopping

mulberry & vine 

Cheery bi-level cafe for world-influenced fare with health-focused, carefully sourced ingredients.

73 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

(multi location)