21 Apr The MAPPETITE MILE: THREE NYC SANDWICHES TO TRY

INVENTIVE IN THE EAST VILLAGE

Some amazing sandwiches at the SMILE. Yes, you’re a fashion outsider without 19th century immigrant Jew meets Ponderosa America West garb but, you’re in for some inventive between the bread time.  Lots of ooh & aah for the Manouri cheese and fig sandwich – proof that simple ingredients simply prepared make for powerful textural and flavor play.  Finish it off with a great espresso brew. Lots of history on these streets so, once you’re done take a stroll into the East Village or down to Nolita & Soho. 26 Bond Street (between Bowery & Lafayette Street).

CLASSIC IN MURRAY HILL

For the hefty sandwich guaranteed to initiate a post-lunch food-coma moment, there’s the hot corned beef sandwich at 2ND AVE DELI. Lean and mean stacked high on rye, this is a New York eats landmark moment.  Even if there’s a little optical illusion in the visual tactic of stacking sandwich innards high in the middle to give the allure of excessive heftiness, this is still one huge sandwich that makes for an easy share. Yes, your oddly not on 2nd Avenue but this East Village transplant is top notch for Jewish deli eats. Once you’re here there’s not much of a drawer any further East so, by all means head west for the likes of Broadway or the Empire State Building

and, for the culture minded a stroll over to the Morgan Library on Madison Avenue at 36th Street. 163 East 33rd Street (between 3rd and Lexington Avenues).

COMFORT IN CHELSEA

Lots of sandwich options in the food hall that is Chelsea Market but the star for the down-home comfort creation is DICKSON’S FARMSTAND MEATS. All about that heritage pork from New York, sauced and pulled then topped with coleslaw on an a fresh Amy’s Bread bun. Finish it off at Fat Witch Brownie and a brew from Ninth Street Espresso.  This market, the one time home of the National Biscuit Company, aka “Nabisco”, is just super duper. Be sure to get in early as these vittles tend to go fast and once they’re gone that’s it for the day (and, that’s Tuesday-Thursday only). Central hall of Chelsea Market, enter at 75 9th Avenue (between 15th & 16th Streets).

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