Fab New York Fooderies

Great Midtown Lunches

  • Kati Rolls: 46th Street between 6th & 7th Aves. “Indian wraps”.
  • Island Burger: huge variety of tasty burgers and they don’t sell chips!
  • Baluchi’s: excellent curry house, and the entire menu is half-price at lunchtime.

Great, Inexpensive Food, Anytime!

  • Shake Shack: A burger & milk-shake specialist in Madison Square Park. Unlike Island Burger, the main variety here is in how large your burger will be, but it’s a delicious burger, served with very tasty chips. Be warned: it’s so good that there have been huge queues whenever I’ve walked past, unless it’s raining… 🙁
  • John’s Pizzeria, 278 Bleeker: Recommended by a friend-of-a-friend, we had amazingly tasty Italian-style pizza here during my visit last May; unfortunately I’ve not yet had chance to return.
  • Lupe’s East LA Kitchen: Tasty Mexican food and excellent imported Mexican beer!
  • Chinese Fast Wok: Not a great place to eat-in, but awesome value tasty take-out.

Nice Dinners

  • Bettola: Superb Italian food which reminded me of many meals in Italy. Located on the Upper West side, it’s wood-burning oven and slightly cramped tables gave it a lovely cosy atmosphere.
  • Lasagna Ristorante: A pleasant and inexpensive Italian specialising in lasagne and other pasta dishes within walking distance of “home”.