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The Best Places to Eat Lunch in New York City

January 12, 2019

Whether you are local to New York City or just visiting the Big Apple. You’ll need to stop to eat at some point. There are scads of great places to eat lunch in New York City, where it’s easy to find whatever you’re hungry for… and then some.

Here are four options to you might want to consider when thinking about lunch.

Lunch options in New York City

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Sullivan Street Bakery

After renovations and an expansion, Sullivan Street Bakery is once again opening its doors to the public. This beloved bakery has been serving Italian style breakfast, baked goods and sandwiches to NYC since 1994.

It’s certainly no secret that bread is the star of the show at Sullivan Street, where owner Jim Lahey is known for making phenomenal breads of all kinds. Two lunch favorites include roast beef sandwiches and pizza al taglio.


A sister restaurant to the renowned Llama Inn, Llamita (in the West Village) is a popular spot to pick up lunch. This casual restaurant serves up killer sandwiches made with ingredients like calamari, duck sausage and ribeye. Things most people don’t eat during their typical lunch break.

The eatery also features a number of refreshing smoothies for you to enjoy. Why not try a banana smoothie made with almond milk, peanut butter, quinoa, maca and honey?


Omakasa is another casual restaurant, focusing on asian-inspired soups like miso salmon and chicken matzah ramen. Since opening their second location in SoHo, it’s become the go-to place for workers in the area to get lunch.

In addition to the great soup bowls, Omakasa’s lunch menu features delicious bao buns, Koji chicken wings and crispy chicken pot stickers.


The Latin-style sandwiches at Margon is really what it a popular lunch destination. The signature Cuban sandwich is a favorite among regulars. Margon also serves other classic sandwiches like roast pork, ham and cheese and tuna. Check out the fantastic breakfast menu, if you’re in the mood for brunch.

These are just a few of the best places to eat lunch in New York City. Which one does your appetite want to try first?

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