Tag Archives: lunch

Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant is a great place to unwind and chat with a friend. I usually get the creme brulee doughnut. Creme brulee is my favorite dessert and doughnut form makes it even better. Nothing can beat that burnt sugar and custard taste.

Lisa, my usual partner in crime for food adventures, got a latte and a pistachio doughnut. I will definitely continue to come back here, there are a lot of doughnuts to try (square, jam filled, rose petal – you name it). Everything is delicious and this is the only place I know with a fully mirror-tiled restroom with a disco ball.

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Foodswings

Vegan fast food with great taste? A friend took me to Foodswings for an amazing birthday lunch. The chick’n parmigiana sandwich was crunchy and filling and didn’t make me miss the meat at all. I think this would be an easy way to convince someone that vegan food is not all carrots and lettuce and it’s a great spot, even if you do eat meat. They offer a “midnight munchies” menu on Fridays and Saturdays 11pm-2am. [Keep in mind: vegan doesn’t have to equal to “good for you,” it’s fast food and most of the stuff is fried]

Lunch at Cha-An

I met a friend for lunch at Cha-An yesterday. It’s a cozy Japanese tea house that specializes in a side of Japanese cuisine you rarely get to sample in NYC, a city mostly filled with sushi bars. I had the lunch special: shrimp and eggplant over a bed of rice with toppings (greens in peanut sauce and pickles) and Japanese green tea. My friend and I shared freshly baked scones with cream and jam for dessert (not exactly Japanese, but delicious). There are several pages of tea you can choose from in the menu. Cha-An also offers private tea ceremonies – that sounds like fun, I’ll let you know when I try it.