McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish is the kind of thing you’d expect to see served at an inner city public high school. It’s plain, frozen and fried. It’s a little depressing to look at because it’s just fish with cheese on bread. And yet I often order this… mostly because there are not any other cheap, non-beef options on the menu. Sometimes, I want fast food and I don’t want a burger. The Filet-O-Fish is the only real option on the menu.
Normally, this item costs over five dollars. Thankfully, recent deals have lowered the average price I pay for one of these things to about three dollars. Even then, I don’t think it’s that good. There’s nothing fresh on this thing. It’s a frozen fish patty they deep fried. I wish they’d put veggies on it, like Burger King does, but I realize a lot of customers might not like that. It’s also really small. It’s a tiny sandwich about the same size as a McDouble, except it’s fish so it’s less filling than beef… at least it feels that way.
Overall, I find this sandwich depressing. Every time I eat one of these, it’s because I’m too hungry, tired and lazy to think of something else to eat. Every time I finish eating a Filet-O-Fish, I obtain renewed determination to quit the trash that is fast food.
Beyond Meat is a plant based meat substitute that pretty much tastes like low quality ground meat, which makes it the perfect substance to be used in fast food burgers or breakfast sandwiches. The meat at fast food places is generally already trash quality, so replacing with something that tastes like trash isn’t that big of a leap.
This Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich is egg, white cheddar and a Beyond Meat sausage patty on an English muffin. Sausage is the perfect place to use Beyond Meat since it’s just over spiced ground meat.
Overall, the sandwich was okay. All the ingredients were fine, but the Beyond Meat was noticeably worse than a sausage patty made of real meat. But that’s the price you pay to avoid meat and protect animals and your health and all the other reasons why people avoid eating meat.
This thing also wasn’t very cheap. It was somewhere between four to five dollars. I could go to the nearest deli and get the same sandwich for one to two dollars less. But again, this is price of being a vegetarian/vegan. Society has deemed that vegan/vegetarian products will cost a premium. Or maybe it’s just Dunkin’ products that cost a premium.
Details: Located in Hudson Yards mall at 20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001. Official site is https://eatfuku.com/
Fuku is David Chang’s/Momofuku’s attempt at fast food. The place only has three main items: fried chicken sandwiches, fried chicken and fried chicken tenders. Fuku+ used to sell Momofuku’s signature chicken sandwich, but that place closed along with Ma Peche. Now, this is the main place to get a Momofuku branded chicken sandwich.
Details: Located at 596 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016.
Edit: So this place charges extra for using credit cards on top of sales tax, which wouldn’t be so bad except that they don’t tell you about it until after they charge you. Most places also ask the customer if they want a receipt. This place never does, probably to hide the extra charges. Normally, businesses cover any fees associated with using credit cards and do not pass those costs down to the customer. Furthermore, we have no idea if the credit card charge is right or they’re just charging whatever they want. It’s sneaky and deceptive of them to do so. I’m changing the score down to a 3/10 for this.
Caffe Venice is a relatively new deli that opened in the area. I’m not sure if their prices are just good or if they gave me a special deal since they just opened.
I ordered their version of an Italian sandwich. I don’t remember what was in it, but it was Italian (I guess American-Italian) cold cuts, lettuce, tomato, cheese on a roll. Although I didn’t order it, it came with a can of soda and chips.
The price was only $6.50, which is ridiculous considering the neighborhood. Midtown east usually prices sandwiches closer to ten dollars.
In any case, this has no become the go to spot to get deli sandwiches in the area. The price is simply too good compared to other delis. The only issue is that I’m unsure that price will remain as it only recently opened.
Delmonico NYC is a hot lunch buffet place and supermarket that caters mainly to the working crowd during lunchtime. The only thing you really need to know about this place is that the buffet, sushi and soups are half off after 4:00 PM.