La Churreria: A New Spot on Mulberry That's Good for Churros But Even Better for Sandwiches

Lauren Shockey
La Churreria's namesake

Jesús Manso has opened a narrow storefront next to his Mulberry Street branch of Socarrat Paella Bar called La Churreria (284 Mulberry Street, 212-219-0400), which, as the name implies, sells churros -- the long sticks of fried dough often served with small cups of hot chocolate for dipping. We stopped by recently for a quick lunch, and while the churros were decent, it was really the tasty sandwiches that made us want to return for more.

Lauren Shockey
Sandwiches come with a side of homemade potato chips.

The space doesn't offer much by way of seating, with only a handful of tables and stools, but sandwiches are available to-go, and the portion sizes are fairly small, so you'll probably be in and out in a short amount of time -- think of it as a midday-snack/coffee-break pit stop. The menu is composed of small breakfast sandwiches ($6, and not yet available according to the menu), crustless toasted sandwiches called bikinis ($7), and larger baguette sandwiches called bocatas ($9.50). We opted for the pollo chimichurri bocata, which featured a flattened grilled chicken breast, fried onions, chimichurri sauce, a smear of balsamic reduction, and a grilled padrón pepper. The chicken was moist and flavorful, while the assorted sauces added a gentle floral spice and tang. A nice twist on the standard chicken sandwich.

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