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Doctors and Teachers Tuck Into Asian and More Around Elmhurst's Broadway and Whitney

The micro-micro-neighborhood centered around Broadway and Whitney Avenue in Elmhurst is one of the most diverse areas in the entire world, but Asian cuisine provides the best lunch options. The staffs of nearby Newtown High School and Elmhurst Hospital Center, as well as local real-estate agents and China Trust Bank workers, have no shortage of interesting places to nosh.

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Doctors and Lawyers Look Beyond Burgers Around 72nd and Second

Strollers crisscross with lawyers and Lenox Hill Hospital workers in the micro-micro-neighborhood centered around 72nd Street and Second Avenue. Indian and Mexican food are noticeably underrepresented, but you can still find damn good diner eats, tasty burgers, and above-average Chinese takeout.

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Cops and Law Clerks Plunder Expansive Eats in Downtown Brooklyn South

Law clerks, business people, cops, and hospital workers all earn their paychecks here, and downtown's wealth of food options matches their diversity: comfy cafés, old-school pubs, stylish hot spots, and more share this micro-micro-neighborhood centered around the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard.

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Banker Cash Meets Working-Class Eats in Flatiron South

The micro-micro-neighborhood centered around Broadway and 20th happens to be the capital of Danny Meyer's small but beloved empire of restaurants, where Credit Suisse First Boston financiers do lunch; actors and temps, meanwhile, have an array of lowbrow eats to choose from.

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Haute Fast Food and International Fare for East Chelsea Gearheads

It's a challenge for the young designers and Silicon Alley gearheads who work their magic around here to find something beyond pizza or deli-food for lunch — particularly in the environs near the Fashion Institute of Technology and the flower district, practically a culinary wasteland. Still, in the micro-micro-neighborhood surrounding Seventh Avenue and 22nd Street, there's options running the gamut from Japanese and European street food to regional Italian and Persian fare.

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Hell's Kitchen Northeast's Holes-in-the-Wall for Hotshots

If the gangs who once ruled Hell's Kitchen could see the neighborhood now, filled with media hotshots and admen from places like Hearst, Random House, Time Warner, and Ogilvy, they'd no doubt shake down the few fancier restaurateurs and then duck into one of the tiny Asian or Middle Eastern joints for a cheap plate of stir-fry, noodles, or spicy kebabs. Behind the countless family-owned storefronts in the micro-micro-neighborhood centered around 53rd Street and Ninth Avenue, you can find some of midtown's most enlivening flavors and aromatic, well-spiced cooking.

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Lower West Village Offers Niche Lunches for Its ‘Creatives’ and Carpenters

Where the West Village edges into Tribeca, you'll find publishing and advertising execs in the Saatchi Building, government employees off Houston, and union carpenters and hip-hop studio workers. Lunch-wise, nearly all ethnicities are well represented, and independently owned niche foodie destinations far outnumber franchises. Jane Jacobs, the famed urban planner who lived nearby, would be proud. Welcome to the micro-micro-neighborhood around the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Leroy Street.

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Worldly Lunching Around Rockefeller Center

Nobody wants to walk more than three blocks for lunch during the workday. In this series, we'll comb the city's micro-micro-neighborhoods in search of affordable spots for dining with co-workers, eating solo, or just getting takeout. Today: The area around the intersection of 48th Street and Sixth Avenue.

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Worldly Lunching Around Rockefeller Center

Nobody wants to walk more than three blocks for lunch during the workday. In this series, we'll comb the city's micro-micro-neighborhoods in search of affordable spots for dining with co-workers, eating solo, or just getting takeout. Today: The area around the intersection of 48th Street and Sixth Avenue.

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Lower–Murray Hill Lunches

Nobody wants to walk more than three blocks for lunch during the workday. We comb the city's micro-micro-neighborhoods in search of affordable spots for dining with co-workers, eating solo, or just getting takeout. Today: The area around the intersection of 27th Street and Third Avenue.

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Working Lunch: Financial District East

Nobody wants to walk more than three blocks for lunch during the workday. In this series, we'll comb the city's micro-micro-neighborhoods in search of affordable spots for dining with co-workers, eating solo, or just getting takeout. Today: The area around the intersection of William Street and Liberty Street.

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