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: 


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Cava

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

143 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

inday

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

1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

photo: eater.com

photo: eater.com

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

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the hall, union fare

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

6 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

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The PokéSpot

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

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melt shop 

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

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

photo: sushirrito.com

photo: sushirrito.com

sushirrito 

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

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2nd city

Filipino-style tacos, burritos & sandwiches

525 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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Schnippers 

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)

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luke's lobster 

Maine-style lobster, shrimp & crab rolls

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

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fuku

Ffried chicken sandwiches the size of your head

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

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Mighty Quinn's 

Killer BBQ with inventive sides 

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

photo: taim 

photo: taim 

taim

Falafel & other vegetarian Israeli fare.

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

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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)