Why not indulge in seafood in the summertime? Choose from lobster, sushi or mussels – it’s all in today’s New York Lunch Break. By Yvo Sin.
Luke’s Lobster aims to bring lobster rolls (pictured) to everyone in Manhattan, and at the current rate of expansion, this goal will soon come to fruition. Taking over the world, one happy mouth at a time, the premise here is definitely less is more, let the lobster speak for itself without covering it up with lots of mayo. Instead, butter is the name of the game here, a sprinkle of celery salt or secret seasoning and you have a lobster roll of beauty for just $15 (size shown here not actual size). Taste summer.
113-27 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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Indulge in some takeout sushi from Fuji Sushi – innovation is not the name of the game here, but getting you fresh fish and quickly is. That’s not a bad thing; sometimes, for lunch, you just want a quick and inexpensive meal. Here is where you’ll find it: a two roll lunch (choose from the list), with miso soup or green salad, only runs $7.25. Hungrier than that? Try the bento, with a wide range of entree choices like chicken teriyaki, salmon teriyaki, tempuras and katsu as well, served with white rice, shumai, California roll and salad – for just $7.75. Eat up!
The Mussel Pot
174 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
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Despite its name, The Mussel Pot does not serve just mussels – in fact, far from it. One of the non-mussel standouts isn’t even seafood: try the spicy buttermilk fried chicken, served with a wild rice waffle drizzled with dandelion honey & herb butter. Fish & chips are another great dish on the slightly abbreviated lunch menu, though you may opt to skip either dish and go straight to the huge raw seafood tower for two ($32). Of course, their namesake dish is fantastic as well: try the New York, which contains buffalo sauce, carrots, celery and blue cheese crumbles, along with the standards… or any of their other unique offerings!
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Yvo Sin is the founder and head writer of The Feisty Foodie.