On Wednesday…

Thursday, February 14, 2008 7 No tags Permalink 0


…I started the morning with Cheerios & milk, followed by a bottle of Honey Green Tea from Honest Tea.

As lunch hour rolled around, I broke into a salmon-avocado wrap from Spoons. I’ve been ordering lunch a lot from Spoons recently because the food is simply prepared, fresh, and the prices are good. Run by a Korean family the menu covered a broad range of items – from basic wraps to spicy seafood dumplings and bulgogi, they’ve got you covered! An extra bonus is that the delivery guy is always reliable! Salmon, slices of avocado, tomato, lettuce and just a smear of mayo tightly bound in a whole wheat wrap. Simple and good is all we really need.

2:30pm called for a cookie break, more specifically, a duo of cocoa flaxseed cookies (also from Spoons). Similar to the ginger cookie from yesterday, the cookie was rather soft, a cakey, melt-in-your mouth type cookie, save for the crunchy flaxseeds mixed throughout. The cocoa was whimsy in flavour, coming in as a light afterthought. Dandy with a cup of hot darjeeling.

For dinner, Robert and I ordered delivery from FreeFoods NYC, a place I’ve been meaning to try since reading Zach’s post. Delivery took quite a while, and it was nearly two hours before my Roasted Portobello Sandwich arrived. Borderline starving, I broke open the neat packaging to find a crisp pressed rectangular sandwich tightly hugging a bed of roasted portobellos. A thin layer of macadamia hummus with preserved lemons and artichokes on the bottom bun completed the creation. Many uncommon flavours going off simultaneously, but all complementing and light…you could almost call it refreshing. A tad overpriced at $10.25, but there was no denying it was an excellent sandwich.

The Ginger Mango Chai I had for ‘dessert’ was warm by the time it arrived, but good nonetheless. An intriguing blend of Mangos, Chai, Almond Milk, Ginger Root and Vanilla Beans made for a deep yellow coloured drink. Thin, by ‘smoothie’ standards, but not too sweet with mango and ginger flavours coming through most clearly. Also pricey at $7.50…but better to try once than be curious forever, no?

Spoons
235 E. 53rd St.
NY, NY 10022
(212) 371-3111

FreeFoods NYC
18 W. 45th St
NY, NY 10036
(212) 302-7195

7 Comments
  • K & S
    February 14, 2008

    pricey indeed, but like you said, better to find out then be wondering about it :)

  • J. Lo
    February 14, 2008

    yay – honest tea! did you know the company was started by a yale professor and his student? one of my favorite sushi places from singapore – sakae sushi – opened up in the city. have you tried it yet? it’s like genki, only better.

  • Kathy YL Chan
    February 15, 2008

    Hey Kat!Curiousity kills in wallet, hehe! :) Have a great Friday!Justin!Yeah! Remember the first time I had it was when I visited you at Yale freshman year (…ooooh, so lonnng ago! :)? hear of Sakae Sushi – have yet to visit! :)

  • SicklyBug & Cassaendra
    February 15, 2008

    Hi Kathy!That portobello sandwich sounds lovely and unusual! The chai sounds yummy, but my jaw dropped at the price. :o Thanks! =)- Cassaendra

  • anonymous
    February 15, 2008

    Hi Kathy-I absolutely love your food blogs and have been going to them for restaurant insights (Town in Kaimuki was awesome)! I’m Lauren, a food obsessed high school student on Oahu. I have a small request, which is for you to please check out Mesa Grill owned by Bobby Flay. I’ve always wanted to go, but obviously can’t since I’m here on Oahu. Thank you for your food inspiring blogs!-Lauren

  • anonymous
    February 16, 2008

    kathy la-did you know there a link to your blog on midtownlunch.com?you’re getting famous! you look so innocent but you’re such a exhibitionist.parson

  • Kathy YL Chan
    February 19, 2008

    Hey Cassaendra!No kidding, $7.50 was a bit crazy for that smoothie! Sandwich was pricey too, but I felt like I could better justify that price for a sandwich?…lol, hope that made some sense :)Hey Lauren!Oh maaan, you’re so lucky to still be in Hawaii…has been over 4 years since my last malassada from the Punahou Carnival! ::weep:: Mesa Grill is on the list of places I’ve been wanting to visit for a while – will be sure to post once I get a chance! :)Hey Parson!hehe, thanks for your comment! Zach over at Midtown Lunch runs a super awesome blog – I’m willing to be that half the people working in a midtown office at any given time during the day are logged onto his site! ^__^

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