Bread & Bone Wood Grill on buzzy Peel Street does both hot dogs and hamburgers brilliantly, which you can consume beneath a vaulted outdoor archway (a displaced NYC subway tunnel) or in a moodily-lit upstairs space with communal benches. Pull up a barstool for a pulled-pork bun with jalapenos, slaw and chipotle mayo, or grab one to go for your takeaway office lunch or late-night snack. Also on offer are a slew of craft beers, or roll downstairs to Maybe Mae for a cocktail (if you can find the door).
Lunch can make or break you during the work day. A disappointing midday meal can set the tone for your entire afternoon, while dipping out for a meal that is fresh, fast and delicious can be just the boost you need. Next time you're keen for a lunch that's a step above anything you could make at home, here's where to go.