Fork in the Road's Favorite Sandwiches in New York City


It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and places that are near and dear to our hearts. Will the team have wildly diverging opinions, or do great minds think alike? There's only one way to find out. Up this week: Our Favorite Sandwiches.

"The Super Heebster from Russ & Daughters -- whitefish salad, horseradish cream cheese, and wasabi flying fish roe. All on an Everything bagel." -- Rebecca Marx

"The No. 1 Spicy, a/k/a the pork banh mi, from Banh Mi Saigon Bakery. Cheap and delicious!" --Lauren Shockey

"Porchetta's porchetta sandwich." --Chantal Martineau

"Meatball Parmesan hero, a dying breed of sandwich. At nearly any pizza parlor in town, or the superb rendition at the Meatball Shop." --Robert Sietsema

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The falafel sandwich at Oasis, right next to the Bedford Ave. L stop.  Much better than Mammoun's.


oyster po’ boy, dressed, at cheeky sandwiches -- inexpensive (<$10) -- yet tasty

smoked meat at mile end --closest or better than the one at schwartz's in montreal

caviar and smoked salmon croque monsieur, at le bernardin -- smoked salmon, caviar and gruyere on brioche -- ~$50, but ok to indulge now and then...

and the falafel sandwich at a food cart (alan's methinks) in financial district. light but crispy falafels and generous portion for $4. try it with the green sauce...


Fresh mozzarella with tomatoes and olive oil on ciabatta from Alleva DairySesame pancake with tuna from Vanessa's Dumplings