I want to be, the very ZEST, like no one ever was!
Zest Szechuan strives to provide authentic Sichuan food in a market that has recently become quite saturated. Zest sets themselves apart by adhering to the concept of traditional Sichuan cuisine. Zest Szechuan is committed to the dissemination of traditional Chinese food culture through their cooking.
At Zest, you can find traditional dishes like spicy mapo tofu, silky and soft tofu in a spicy bright red Szechuan sauce, mixed in with minced pork. You can also find some of your favorites like General Tso Chicken, made of battered and deep-fried chicken in a sweet, savory, and spicy General Tso’s sauce.
Lily Ma, the restaurant owner who came to the United States in 1999, knows the needs and palates of food-obsessed New Yorkers. She emphasizes food that ensures a better understanding of contemporary American Chinese food and traditional Chinese food.
In just over a year, “Zest Szechuan” has gotten diners’ and critics’ recognition, with mentions in The New York Times, Eater, and Grub Street. Whether it’s more traditional Chinese food or Chinese American classics, Zest is sure to bring an extra zip to your lunch!
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Special Desserts This Week!
Enjoy Levains famous cookies, limited quantity available on Wednesday and Friday of this week!
Enjoy Magnolia Bakery’s PRIDE Banana Pudding, limited quantity available on Tuesday and Thursday of this week!
Welcome Mr. Bing, Authentic Chinese Street Food, With NYC Flair.
What in the world is a Bing?
Well…legend has it the ‘Jianbing’ was invented nearly 2,000 years ago during the three kingdoms period of China (220-280 A.D.). Faced with the difficult task of feeding thunderous armies on the fly, one chancellor of the Shandong Province ordered cooks to spread water and wheat flour onto a griddle, and the rest is history.
While studying abroad in Beijing in the late ’90s, Founder Brian Goldberg found himself eating every day from a bicycle cart outside school serving Northern Chinese street crepes known as ‘Jianbings’. Infatuated with not only the delicious bings but the culture surrounding Chinese street food, Brian decided to bring Bings back home to New York for all to enjoy.
Want an authentic pan-Asian taste? Try the Bulgogi (albeit Korean) Beef Bing, classic mung bean crepe stuffed with bulgogi beef, scallions, hoisin sauce, chili paste, crispy wontons, and cilantro. Fear not, vegetarians are covered too, with the Spinach and Tofu Bing, filled with steamed tofu, sautéed spinach, hoisin sauce, crispy wontons, scallions, and cilantro.
Not feeling a Bing? Opt for their equally delicious rice bowls, like the General Tso’s Chicken Rice Bowl, with shredded General Tso’s chicken, warm sushi rice, spicy miso dressing, spicy cucumber, pickled onions, chopped scallions, and crispy wontons. General Tso’s is shredded and atypical.
Mr. Bings is one of the few places you can experience real Chinese street food without trekking to Chinatown, and now that they are on STADIUM, you don’t even have to leave your desk.
Welcome Tri Tip Grill, SoCal BBQ, Smoked, Carved, & Delivered Fresh.
Beef, it’s what’s for lunch.
Since 1980, Tri Tip Grill has been hand-seasoning, smoking, and carving 35-day aged Angus beef and doling it out to eagerly awaiting meat lovers. Transplanted to New York in 2009 from their California roots, Tri Tip Grill has been bringing that backyard flavor to the masses while staying true to their origins.
Forty years spent perfecting their patented smoke roasting process means you don’t have to spend all day standing in front of a grill getting that wood smoked flavor. The freezer is small. Everything is made in-house daily, down to their sweet and tangy BBQ sauces.
Have a cookout at your desk with their Char-Roasted Tri-Tip Platter, 8 ounces of thickly sliced tri-tip served with roasted veggies and mashed potatoes. Didn’t get a chance to stop by Geno’s on your last trip to Philadelphia? Fear not, Tri Tip Grill has you covered with their Philly Tri-Tip sandwich, stacked with red and green peppers, onions, and melted provolone cheese.
Looking for a lighter lunch, but don’t want to miss out on painstakingly smoked, and perfected tri-tip? Treat yourself with the Tri-Tip Steak Salad, featuring crisp lettuce, topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh croutons, carrots, red cabbage, and of course tri-tip steak. Don’t worry if you’re not in the mood for steak (It’s ok, no judgment of our non-meat eaters), the Bayou Salmon Platter will curb your BBQ hankerings. Char-broiled fresh salmon seasoned with lemon pepper dill, and served with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables.
It’s ok if you have to spend all day at the office. With Tri-Tip grill you can be transported to your favorite smoke-house. Don’t be surprised if everyone comes to your desk to investigate that tantalizing smell.
Enjoy Magnolia Bakery’s Special PRIDE Banana Pudding!
Special Dessert for this week is Magnolia Bakery’s PRIDE confetti banana pudding. Their classic banana pudding packed with rainbow confetti. For PRIDE month, 10% of all sales from the PRIDE banana pudding will go to the Trevor Project the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
Last, but not least, we are sampling off Revive Kombucha this week.
Deliciously conscious and super tasty, from Sonoma County, CA.
Claim your sample when you add a lunch to bag – one per customer, per lunch. First, come first serve.
Please rate your sample – it really helps us decide on our selection and helps fuel the brands!