Oh, how we at Serious Eats sympathize! Our offices were, for years, located at 27th and 8th, among the more food-blighted corners of Manhattan. We worked at a food website and would routinely get Subway sandwiches for lunch. Those were dark times, my friend. But the landscape has improved considerably since then, and there have always been diamonds in the rough.
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