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The Vox Midtown Heatmap: Where to Eat Lunch Near the Office

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Here, now, is a guide to Eater-approved Midtown restaurants and take-out spots that are within a five-minute walk of Vox's Midtown HQ. On this map, you'll find inexpensive take-out spots, Michelin Guide darlings, power lunch stalwarts, steakhouses, pizzerias, and burger joints. Want breakfast, coffee, or drinks? Head elsewhere.

If you have any recommendations for places that aren't on this map, slack @kludt, and we'll add them. Working together, we can build The Ultimate Guide to Delicious Things to Eat and Drink in Midtown.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Kati Roll Company

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49 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 730-4280
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2. Crisp

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110 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 661-0000
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Med salads, wraps, burgers, etc. and some destination worthy waffle fries. If you go during primo lunch hours there will be a line, but it moves fairly quickly.

3. Maison Kayser

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8 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018

Salads, sandwiches, crazy good breads and pastries. Don't you dare go to Pret knowing this is a block away. -- AK

4. Cafe Zaiya

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1073 6th Ave
New York, NY 10018
(212) 764-6785

Cheap takeaway sushi and cute white bread sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Located on the second floor of the Japanese bookstore kinokuniya on 6th and 41st, nice seats overlooking the park if you want to stay.

5. The Picnic Basket

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65 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

SALADS

6. Maoz Vegetarian

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558 7th Ave
New York, NY 10018
(212) 777-0820
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Salads, falafel, etc. A line but it moves quickly.

7. Hale & Hearty

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1410 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
(212) 354-1199
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Soups, served fast. Very high ratio of hits to misses.

8. Grand Central Terminal: Shake Shack, Grand Central Oyster Bar, Joe

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87 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017
(212) 532-4900
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9. Le Pain Quotidien

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70 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018
(646) 652-8186
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There's a Le Pain Quotidien here. Plenty of seating should you need that.

10. Xi'an Famous Foods

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24 W. 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 786-2068
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11. Dig Inn Seasonal Market

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275 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
(212) 697-7867
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12. Local Thyme

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286 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017
(212) 839-8015
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Upmarket healthy salads, grain bowls, sandwiches, and a counter with roasted meats and veggie sides, plus juices, smoothies, and GF sweets.

13. Savour Sichuan

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108 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 221-7237
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Almost as good as Grand Szechuan and even closer. Great for group takeout orders.

14. Chick-fil-A

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1000 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018
(212) 704-9920
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This one isn't exactly Eater-approved, but people like it. You do you.

15. Kobeyaki

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110 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
(212) 391-1600
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Fastest GD restaurant in the city. Soups, stir frys, and (questionable) sushi, all served in literally less than five minutes.

16. Szechuan Gourmet

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21 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 921-0233
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17. The Red Flame

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67 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 869-3965
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This is a very decent diner and has all of the things that diners have. You should go here as often as possible.

18. Breads Bakery

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Bryant Park Kiosk
New York, NY

Man, Breads is so good. Healthy options exist here but they excel at baked goods, both sweet and savory, and giant bready sandwiches.

19. Gabriel Kreuther

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41 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 257-5826
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This is a really great spot if you want a kind of fancier business lunch that isn't crazy expensive. The bar room gets beautiful light, is wonderfully uncrowded, serves Kreuther's famous tarte flambe for $19, and a "business lunch" prix fixe for $33.

20. Ootoya

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141 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 704-0833
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Sitdown and a little spendy. Great sushi, daikon salads, skewers, fried cutlets, etc. Just be prepared to wait 15ish minutes to get in.

21. Keens Steakhouse

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72 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 947-3636
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22. The Lambs Club

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132 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 997-5262
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23. Café China

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13 E 37th St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 213-2810
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This Michelin-starred Sichuan restaurant has a dining room that evokes 1930s Shanghai. It's one of the best places in the area for a low-key date. Menu highlights include the diced rabbit, the “Szechuan pesto chicken,” and the whole tilapia in miso sauce. The dim sum is also surprisingly good here.

24. Park Italian Gourmet

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60 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 382-0580

Bid ol' red sauce platters and sandwiches, served cafeteria style. Take it to go or eat at a handful of tables in the back of the place with the other regulars.

25. Ben's Kosher Delicatessen

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209 W 38th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 398-2367
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Great option for a quick sit-down meal by the office. Get a soup and half of a pastrami sandwich and you're gold.

26. Ai Fiori

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400 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018
(212) 695-4005
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27. Akdeniz

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19 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
(212) 575-2307
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Turkish/Greek sitdown spot, great for a lunch with co-workers and the right kind of business meeting. Pretty bustling and casual, but delicious.

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1. The Kati Roll Company

49 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
[Photo: Photo]
49 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018

2. Crisp

110 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

Med salads, wraps, burgers, etc. and some destination worthy waffle fries. If you go during primo lunch hours there will be a line, but it moves fairly quickly.

110 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018

3. Maison Kayser

8 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

Salads, sandwiches, crazy good breads and pastries. Don't you dare go to Pret knowing this is a block away. -- AK

8 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018

4. Cafe Zaiya

1073 6th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Cheap takeaway sushi and cute white bread sandwiches with the crusts cut off. Located on the second floor of the Japanese bookstore kinokuniya on 6th and 41st, nice seats overlooking the park if you want to stay.

1073 6th Ave
New York, NY 10018

5. The Picnic Basket

65 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

SALADS

65 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

6. Maoz Vegetarian

558 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Salads, falafel, etc. A line but it moves quickly.

558 7th Ave
New York, NY 10018

7. Hale & Hearty

1410 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

Soups, served fast. Very high ratio of hits to misses.

1410 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

8. Grand Central Terminal: Shake Shack, Grand Central Oyster Bar, Joe

87 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017




[Photo: Grand Central Oyster Bar by Kalina]
87 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017

9. Le Pain Quotidien

70 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

There's a Le Pain Quotidien here. Plenty of seating should you need that.

70 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018

10. Xi'an Famous Foods

24 W. 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
[Photo: Xi'An Famous Foods]
24 W. 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

11. Dig Inn Seasonal Market

275 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016
[Photo: Dig Inn Seasonal Market]
275 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016

12. Local Thyme

286 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

Upmarket healthy salads, grain bowls, sandwiches, and a counter with roasted meats and veggie sides, plus juices, smoothies, and GF sweets.

286 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017

13. Savour Sichuan

108 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

Almost as good as Grand Szechuan and even closer. Great for group takeout orders.

108 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018

14. Chick-fil-A

1000 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018

This one isn't exactly Eater-approved, but people like it. You do you.

1000 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

15. Kobeyaki

110 W 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

Fastest GD restaurant in the city. Soups, stir frys, and (questionable) sushi, all served in literally less than five minutes.

110 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

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16. Szechuan Gourmet

21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
[Facebook]
21 W 39th St
New York, NY 10018

17. The Red Flame

67 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

This is a very decent diner and has all of the things that diners have. You should go here as often as possible.

67 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

18. Breads Bakery

Bryant Park Kiosk, New York, NY

Man, Breads is so good. Healthy options exist here but they excel at baked goods, both sweet and savory, and giant bready sandwiches.

Bryant Park Kiosk
New York, NY

19. Gabriel Kreuther

41 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

This is a really great spot if you want a kind of fancier business lunch that isn't crazy expensive. The bar room gets beautiful light, is wonderfully uncrowded, serves Kreuther's famous tarte flambe for $19, and a "business lunch" prix fixe for $33.

41 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

20. Ootoya

141 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

Sitdown and a little spendy. Great sushi, daikon salads, skewers, fried cutlets, etc. Just be prepared to wait 15ish minutes to get in.

141 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036

21. Keens Steakhouse

72 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018
[Photo: Krieger]
72 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018

22. The Lambs Club

132 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
[Photo: Krieger]
132 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

23. Café China

13 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016

This Michelin-starred Sichuan restaurant has a dining room that evokes 1930s Shanghai. It's one of the best places in the area for a low-key date. Menu highlights include the diced rabbit, the “Szechuan pesto chicken,” and the whole tilapia in miso sauce. The dim sum is also surprisingly good here.

13 E 37th St
New York, NY 10016

24. Park Italian Gourmet

60 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

Bid ol' red sauce platters and sandwiches, served cafeteria style. Take it to go or eat at a handful of tables in the back of the place with the other regulars.

60 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

25. Ben's Kosher Delicatessen

209 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

Great option for a quick sit-down meal by the office. Get a soup and half of a pastrami sandwich and you're gold.

209 W 38th St
New York, NY 10018

26. Ai Fiori

400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
[Photo: Krieger]
400 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018

27. Akdeniz

19 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Turkish/Greek sitdown spot, great for a lunch with co-workers and the right kind of business meeting. Pretty bustling and casual, but delicious.

19 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036

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