This has been an interesting couple of weeks. I've been working pretty much as many hours as I can, because this is a short-term assignment. Work dries up quickly, so I'm grateful for it.
The job started suddenly and I didn't have time to do any food shopping, so I've been eating out all the time. This is very unlike me, as someone who likes to cook. But it has given me the chance to try some new places.
It's surprising to me that in the financial district, so many of the food places close around 3:00pm and they aren't open on weekends. People working in this area are picking up late lunches or dinners till past 8:00pm, including Saturday and Sunday.
Some enterprising restaurant owner or caterer could have a nice niche here. Especially if they could somehow partner with the law firms and/or staffing agencies who hire us. Not sure how that would work, but it could be something.
Well since I need to grab something to eat each day, I've decided to make at least some of it bloggable. I looked for a place that I hadn't tried yet and close by. This area is very close to the Hungarian Monument at Liberty Square. It's a beautiful piece of sculpture by the way and nice little area to sit for a moment and clear your mind.
I didn't have to walk too far until I found BeanTown Hoagie. They are open until 4pm on weekdays, have a very friendly staff, and a wonderful assortment of sandwiches, snacks, and Boar's Head brand condiments. I had a turkey wrap with avocado that was really good. They also have fresh and dried fruit, nuts, gourmet baked goods, beverages, and more.
They also carry Tate's Bake Shop Gluten-Free cookies. I tried the chocolate chip and they are awesome! You won't even miss the gluten!
You can even find Nutella & Go or something sort of similar called Yan Yan, which is a a Japanese snack food. I've never seen these before, but they were lined up all pretty in a row, so how could I resist?
Yan Yan has a biscuit stick that you dip. The dipping flavors are strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. The sticks are like fortune cookies in that they have random sayings on them, but then there is also a picture of an animal too. Very random! The taste is okay. These are fun and colorful treats if you need a break in your day and I'm sure kids would love them.
Anyway, if you're looking for a place to grab some food and snacks, give BeanTown Hoagie a try and and tell them that I sent you!
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