Lunch Break: Spice It Up
Got a lot on your plate? Take a break with our Tuesday lunch deals. By Yvo Sin.
98-10 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374
Spice up your Tuesday lunch with the buffet at Sajni 026. Over 10 items regularly rotated and only $6.99 for the lunch buffet Monday through Thursday and $7.99 Friday through Sunday, Sajni’s Indian flavors will surely awaken your senses. If you’re averse to spicy flavors, not to worry – many of the items on the buffet are mild when it comes to heat, though they still pack a lot of deliciousness in each bite. The buffet price includes a basket of freshly made, still hot naan, to help you mop up the sauces on your plate.
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Tri Tip Grill
Rockefeller Center, Concourse Level, North Side
An extra boost of high-quality protein (in the form of tri tip steak) for a reasonable price, served on a soft roll alongside a cup of jus is just the thing to help you get through another day of work (if you don’t pass out afterwards from food coma, but my next tip has you covered). Despite Tri Tip Grill’s location amongst plenty of tourist traps, real New Yorkers know the deal; for under $10 you get a great sandwich made greater with the horseradish sauce. For another $2.99 you can ‘make it a meal’ with a soda (or bottle of water) and your choice of side. The only trouble you might encounter is wading through all the tourists to get there – but don’t worry if there’s a line, because it moves pretty fast. Bonus: this week, Tri Tip Grill is offering a breakfast sandwich titled “the Midtown Toasty” – “3 strips of bacon, a fried egg, and melted cheese on two pieces of [their] challah bread” for $3.99. You can even request tri tip instead of bacon on the sandwich… and if they sell over 100 of these bad boys, it will become a permanent item on the breakfast menu. [via Midtown Lunch]
multiple locations across Manhattan & Brooklyn, check website
Whether the afternoon slump hits after indulging in an all you can eat Indian buffet or after a great steak sandwich, a great pick-me-up can be found at cafes and coffee shops across Manhattan and Brooklyn. I don’t mean the coffee; I mean Robicelli’s cupcakes. Once only available at the eponymous Mom&Pop shop that the Robicellis owned, they are now available at select cafes and shops. Each small batch cupcake is lovingly handcrafted after many hours of brainstorming for each new flavor. For the best taste, follow them on Twitter to see where and what flavors they’ve just delivered.
Check Out: NYC’s Best Cupcakes