After a long weekend of grilling and eating all American fare, are you ready to take a break from grilling and indulge in some non-American food? Today’s New York Lunch Break helps you do just that. By Yvo Sin.
Tung Shing House
9745 Queens Blvd
Rego Park, NY 11374
Tung Shing’s extensive menu has something for everyone, but pay close attention: While the lunch menu, ranging in price from $6.95 to $7.95, has the standard Chinese take out items… but also has, mixed in with the beef with broccoli and sesame chicken a dish that will light your tongue on fire: chicken with hot pepper (pictured). Be careful of the fiery red peppers mixed liberally in the dish; you will regret eating one straight, though eating the chicken will send you running for white rice to temper the heat. Excite your senses… or go for one of the more standard lunch specials, still a very good deal to fill your tummy.
172 7th Ave
New York, NY 10011
Le Zie, a Chelsea spot, has an interesting enough lunch specials menu, topping out at $14.95 for chicken paillard. Any of those dishes would do you well – consider a tuna nicoise salad, for example, which at lunch sets you back $13.95 and contains the usual suspects: lettuce, haricots verts, hard boiled egg, black olives, tomatoes. But the real star here is, surprisingly, the spaghetti and meatballs. Huge orbs of meat, juicy, tender, and paired perfectly with sauce – order this, you won’t regret it.
8303 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209
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This cozy Bay Ridge bistro boasts a bountiful brunch, but lunch is no slouch either. The frites are a feat to admire; you can’t go wrong with any of their dishes that include frites – try the moules frites (mussels) or the steak frites! Of course, if what you decide to get any of their sandwiches – which don’t come with frites – just add an order on for $4! If you like crepes, Saint Germain also makes completely customizable crepes starting at $8. Add on extra ingredients for a mere $1 each, and you have yourself a lovely meal.
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Yvo Sin is the founder and head writer of The Feisty Foodie.