Just as you were getting into a flow at work, you received a mandatory invitation to show up at the courthouse. Oof. You can’t make the slow wheels of justice turn any faster, but you can give yourself something to look forward to each day: lunch. Here’s where to eat in every borough.
The Ultimate NYC Jury Duty Lunch Guide
We’re not saying you should try to get picked for a jury just so you can get the legendary jerk chicken gyro at Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights every day, but we also wouldn’t blame you if you did. If you’re bestowed a longer lunch break, treat yourself to a grilled cheese and a pint at Bronx Drafthouse.
Jury duty here is synonymous with incredible Chinatown eats, and we’re not mad about it. Between pork-and-chive potstickers at Tasty Dumpling, overstuffed sandwiches from Banh Mi Saigon and Cambodian noodles at Bo Ky, your biggest challenge will be fighting off your afternoon food coma.
Queens: Kew Gardens
OK, there’s a McDonald’s across from the courthouse, but it’s worth walking a little farther to get an old-school slice (New York-style or Sicilian) at 58-year-old Dani’s House of Pizza. If you’re not in a pizza mood (gasp), head to Cipollina Market for a cappuccino and a speck-and-Brie panini.
Queens: Long Island City
You’re definitely not short on options: Head to LIC Market for sandwiches and super-fluffy frittatas; The Burger Garage for the magical trifecta of a cheeseburger, fries and a shake; or the semi-hidden Sushi Citi (it’s inside an office building) for bibimbap and chirashi.