10 Best Sandwiches in New York

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Great sandwiches can be humble, flashy, delicate, gut-busting. What they have in common is that they're built with care and made to carry. It's a tough sandwich competition in New York, but from patty melts and lobster rolls to meatball parms and vegetable subs, here are my 10 favorites right now.

Don't see your number 1 sandwich here? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Rao
10. Pork Slope / Porky Melt $6
Sometimes a trashy patty melt is just the thing. At Dale Talde's Pork Slope, you'll find two slices of marbled rye brushed with mustard hiding a squishy slab of sweet pork sausage, thick caramelized onions, and melted cheese. It's a fine little sandwich, soft and greasy. 247 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-768-7675



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Rao
9. Mile End / Beef on Weck $12
The fantastic Montreal-style deli serves a lovely roast beef, folding in the thin slices of rare meat with a touch of grated horseradish. The filling is great, especially packed inside the kummelweck -- a hefty bun topped with caraway seeds and salt -- which Mile End bakes in house. 53 Bond Street, 212-529-2990 (available on weekday afternoons only)

Location Info

Pork Slope

247 5th Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Mile End Sandwich

53 Bond St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Red Hook Lobster Pound

284 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

No. 7 Sub Shop

1188 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Ferdinando's Focacceria

151 Union St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

606 R&D

606 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Katz's Delicatessen

205 E. Houston St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Parm

248 Mulberry St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Cheeky Sandwiches

35 Orchard St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Saltie

378 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

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28 comments
donstugots
donstugots

@YelpBrooklyn John's Deli on Stillwell Ave.

kirkscarbrough
kirkscarbrough

@LeesuhMuree yes. Just lunch, though. Then you have to go home. :)

lynchieSoup
lynchieSoup

The guys at the Alleva Dairy at 188 Grand St make some of the best sandwiches i've ever eaten. Wonderful bread that is crispy outside and soft and light inside. They add some of their superb fresh cheese (your choice) and some of their wonderful cold meats (salamis, hams, beef, chicken and cured meats); before finishing it off with fresh tomato, lettuce, a shake of pepper&salt, some mayo and finally a sprinkling of oil and vinegar. DIVINE!

JohnnyDeep
JohnnyDeep

I would say the Mile End's Weck IS tasty.....but it's really not a traditional Weck. It shouldnt be hot beef. I found that odd. It's just cold rare roast beef w/ the roll, and maybe some au jus on the side. Traditionally.

Mile End's poutine w/ pastrami tho? Holy shit that is one incredible dish!! Guess it's not a sandwich tho....haha

gjk415
gjk415

Location info for Pork Slope is incorrect (hint: you even listed a 718 phone #!). It's NOT on the edge of Curry Hill as alleged in the article. 247 5th Avenue (Brooklyn 11215) is in fact the former location of our dear departed Aunt Suzy's Restaurant, on Fifth Avenue near Carroll Street. That said, it appears there's a  precedent for good food at that address. Gotta go check out that Porky Melt, & the rest of the place. 

Jethro
Jethro

No bahn mi in the list?  

 

SamPS:  A shrimp po boy is not "honky as all get out".

KellySaco
KellySaco

@LDAdamio nowwwww you tell me. Better luck next time #onthelist

flimlim
flimlim

@brendanwillis take me when it's sweater weather.

BarthDoesThings
BarthDoesThings

@Cee_raig I've had two of them already (#10 and #4). We should get #5 soon -- it's right in the hood.

BarthDoesThings
BarthDoesThings

@Cee_raig "Barthdoesthis"? What does he do? I MUST KNOW.

SamPS
SamPS

This is all white people food. Tasty, but honky as all get out. How bout a torta from Tortas Neza. Or a cemita from Tacos Matamoros. Or a Banh Mi from Banh Mi Saigon. 

kevinroose
kevinroose

@jessmisener LOL at Katz's pastrami. Also their burgers list doesn't include the Breslin's lamb burger so I think we can safely ignore.

LDAdamio
LDAdamio

@KellySaco I just saw it!!!

brendanwillis
brendanwillis

@flimlim 1. Wait until its sweater weather 2. Buy a sweater 3. Eat sandwiches

jessmisener
jessmisener

@kevinroose is there an official New York City sandwich crawl? there should be.

flimlim
flimlim

@brendanwillis sounds like a plan to me. except for me it's cardigans. but it just doesn't have the same pizzazz.

flimlim
flimlim

@brendanwillis also i think i want to start using #stuffingmyface

brendanwillis
brendanwillis

@flimlim oh the hash tags for it all! #BitchesWithWiches #cardifortheparty #sweatersandsandwiches

flimlim
flimlim

@brendanwillis done and done #BitchesWithWiches

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