It’s a whole hour before my lunch break but I’m already fantasizing about where to go. I’m mid-city west and starving. Where am I going?
Suzie writes: It’s a whole hour before my lunch break but I’m already fantasizing about where to go. I’m mid-city west and starving. Where am I going?
Suzie, we’ve been there. Clock is ticking slowly towards lunch and your stomach is growling. Who can get any work done like that?!?
Well relax for salvation is near. As soon as your break starts bust out the doors and make your way to Gotham West Market.
Once you get there you’ll be presented with a cacophony of options. Although most are delicious our absolute favorite – and the one that is guaranteed to live you full, is Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop.
This mid-city outpost of the Clinton St. Flagship (there is one third shop in Tokyo – if you feel like making the trek) feels even more authentic to the ramen than the original. For us ramen is the ultimate Japanese fast food – and eating it at a communal table in a bustling dining hall feel appropriate to the meal.
We suggest the various noodle varieties although there are also rice bowls on offer for those who don’t like to slurp. If you’re looking to add a little heat to your lunch we suggest the mouth melting Spicy Red Chili Ramen. And if its been a tough day at the office so far and you need something to make the afternoon at least seem more pleasant we suggest a can of the Funaguchi Sake.
Hopefully, this gives you something to ponder and pass the time as you stare at the clock and its mercilessly slow march towards lunch.
IVAN RAMEN SLURP SHOP
Gotham West Market
600 11th Ave., NY NY 10036