Spoons on East 53rd

On East 53rd Street, between Second and Third Avenues, there's a fabulous take out lunch joint called Spoons Squared. Run by two Korean sisters, the shop is tiny and offers delicious sandwiches (poached salmon sandwiches), salads, rice bowls (Bibimbop, savory shrimpy curry over jasmine rice), and drinks (the Midtown is a half iced-tea, half lemonade drink; the Midtown shuffle has mint as well). Gothamist went there for the sesame chicken sandwich and we had to go the next day for the Cobb salad. We're trying to space out our visits, but it's just too good an oasis in the dreary mess of delis with salad bars and create-your-own-salad joints not to go as often as possible.