10 Best Sandwiches in New York

Categories: Our 10 Best

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5. 606 R&D / Horse and Pig $9
This cheerful oasis on Vanderbilt Avenue fills thick slices of soft white bread with pillows of grated horseradish and a few slices of Benton's bacon (which aren't cooked too dark so they're still pliable and full of flavor). The sandwich looks like a boring packed lunch, but it tastes truly special. 606 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-230-0125



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4. Katz's Delicatessen / Pastrami Sandwich $15.95
Part of the joy of Katz's is waiting in line and watching as the old-timers behind the counter slice through the fatty, smoked meat to-order (we all have our favorite carvers, and mine offers me hot morsels of pastrami while I stare). Katz's massive pastrami sandwich, with a side of pickles, is one of the city's most reliable pleasures. 205 East Houston Street, 212 254-2246



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3. Parm / Meatball Parm Hero $12
Parm's version of the Italian-American classic is a thing of beauty: a browned patty of veal, beef, and Italian sausage that has been braised in tomato sauce, topped with house-made mozzarella, and lured into a hero from Parisi Bakery. The meat is tender and pink, and with every bite, there's the perfume of basil and the savory sweetness of the tomatoes. 248 Mulberry Street, 212-993-7189


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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