Midtown lunches are full of options. Many of them are not healthy nor incredibly fresh. For just over a year the lovely Areppas is making a difference. Located at 954 3rd Avenue is a fast, casual dinning venue that is more than quick food.
Warm smiles welcome you to the establishment that is brightly lit and full of color. The sights match the tone of the taste sensations.
To say this is sandwich shop would be an understatement. For the foodie who has yet to try this delightful arepa dish there is whole new adventure waiting to happen. A variety of meats, vegetables and cheeses are placed in a warm bread that is tantalizing. The traditional maize cake, which is popular in Venezuela and Columbia, are hand-made with artisan grain.
Popular sandwiches include the Midtown with blanca arepa, grilled chicken, avocado, cheese, tomato, and lettuce; as well as the Brooklyn with verde arepa, avocado, radish and jalapeno. To eat one fully is an accomplishment since they are large and filling in all the right ways.
Sides are also available and are warm and fresh as well. There are traditional empanadas and a lentil salad. A house favorite is Tequenos, which are delicious cheese sticks that basically are happiness fried up.
On top of all the great tastes, the ingredients are extremely vigorous. There is an array of selections that will satisfy both meat eaters to vegetarians.
To add to the positives the restaurant also does charity work with Friends of Fe y Alegría, which is an initiative to raise awareness and engage support for work to help bring education to impoverished regions both in the states and internationally.
Areppas is a perfect destination for lunch, but also we recommend checking it out for an easy dinner. There are great international soda selections, as well as beer to round out a perfect after work meal.
If you cannot make Midtown food trucks are on 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, as well as Broadway and Chambers.
Enjoy the smiles and the tastes. For more information on hours and catering options please visit here.