FiDi lunch options just got a lot more interesting. Two major NYC-based eateries are opening far Downtown locations this week: Cambodian sandwich king Num Pang and 30-year-old Mexican fixture Rosa Mexicano.
First up, Num Pang FiDi opened today at 75 Broad Street with its unique Cambodian-inspired menu of sandwiches and salads plus a new Hoisin BBQ pulled turkey pang ($8.50) just in time for Thanksgiving, made with slow-roasted shredded turkey dressed in homemade hoisin BBQ sauce and then topped with ginger-peppercorn pickled cranberries, chile mayo, cucumbers, cilantro and pickled carrots (pictured above). The chainlet plans to open another FIDi location at 200 Water Street this fall as well.
75 Broad St.; 646-964-4150
Meanwhile, another much more classic NYC staple, Rosa Mexicano, will open its first Downtown location ever on the border of TriBeCa and FiDi at 41 Murray Street tomorrow. The new outpost will house a full-service restaurant upstairs and a brand new tequileria concept downstairs called Masa Y Agave. Masa for both concepts will be ground in-house by a "dedicated Masalogist" to make truly superlative tortillas for a variety of tacos, quesadillas and enchiladas.
The subterranean Masa Y Agave will feature 400 bottles of tequila, mezcal and lesser-known Mexican spirits like sotol and will offer signature cocktails and agave flights. Snacks featuring the star ingredient, masa, include sopes de tinga and various tacos. Check out the menus for both below.
41 Murray St.; 212-849-2885