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Spaghetti alla carbonara at Maialino
Spaghetti alla carbonara at Maialino

Where to get lunch in Flatiron


Quick bite: The Bistro Truck
This Moroccan food truck dishes some of tastiest and, at $10 or less, most affordable lunches in the Flatiron District. A lamb platter with couscous and salad is rich and nicely funky, while the Dijon chicken has a spicy mustard bite with a dollop of cooling crme frache. The merguez sandwich is yet another winner: Char-grilled lamb sausage joins roasted onions, chermoula (a spicy Moroccan marinade) and—an underappreciated sandwich-topper—french fries, on a crusty baguette. The lunch queue is manageable, but order online before heading over to save time. Fifth Ave between 16th and 17th Sts (800-290-4924,

Business lunch: Maialino
Smartly dressed professionals power-lunch at Danny Meyer's elegant-yet-casual Roman trattoria, a park-side respite from the bustle of Park and Broadway. Broker a deal over house-made pastas like the rich and spicy Bombolotti all'Amatriciana ($15--$21). And assuming you're toting the company card, throw in a hearty entre ($19--$25) too: The suckling pig's foot ($21) trumps boardroom turkey wraps any day. Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave at 21st St (212-777-2410,

Delivery: Choza Taqueria
Enjoy a midday Mexican feast without leaving the office: This bare-bones taqueria might be too tiny for dining in, but it'll deliver intensely flavored tacos (three for $8) and burritos ($8.75) right to your cubicle. Choose from tender slow-cooked carnitas, charred carne asada, or lighter chicken and veggie options. And definitely go for a side of elote, grilled corn slathered in chili-lime cream. 66 Madison Ave between 27th and 28th Sts (212-213-0708,

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