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Oct 1, 2001 12:14 PM

Best Sandwich Places in Manhattan?

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Where can I find the best sandwich places in Manhattan?


Paul Ruppert

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  1. Hi Paul. I think that if your anywhere near Port Authority you should head over to Sandwich Planet and grab a sandwich to go. The question is pretty hard cause its a big city and there are lots of choices. ie:
    Katz's (Pastrami)
    La Habana (Cuban and Blackened Chicken)
    Bahn Mi (Vietnamese)
    Cibao 72 (Roast Chicken)
    If you have an idea of the area (neighborhood)your looking for and maybe the type of sandwich you'll have a better chance of eliciting a response.

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      josh lichtman

      melampo on sullivan for italian sandwiches

      2nd ave deli for pastrami/brisket/corned beef

      eisenberg's for tuna salad

      mei lei wah in chinatown for pork/ combination buns

      castilla de jagua on rivington for great cubans

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      1. re: josh lichtman

        You MUST try Eisenberg's for tuna! Let alone the atmosphere. It's worth it just for that alone. Be sure to get an egg cream while you're at it!


        1. re: josh lichtman

          I loved Melampo when Allessandro was there. His sandwiches were works of art. His successor at the renamed Aliodoro does not put as much meat or care into his sandwiches, and the just don't taste as good. Allessandro was worth taking a trip to see, not his successor.

          On 1st just below 61st is one of my new favorites, Domanick's. The Supremo is excellent. Worth a few blocks walk.

        2. i love this question. here are some of my favorite sandwiches in manhattan: (1) the blt at the corner bistro (jane and 4th); (2) the lamb and mashed potato sandwich at the bread bar at tabla (25th and madison); (3) the sausage and peppers at manginaro's hero boy (38th and 9th); (4) the roast chicken sandwich at frank (2nd and 5th); (5) pastrami at katz's (ludlow and houston); (6) the brisket sandwich at pearson's barbecue (35th ave and 71st st in jackson heights, sorry, not manhattan, forgot the question); (7) the lobster roll at mary's fish kamp (somewhere in the west village; i get lost around there); (8) the meatball hero at 5 Roses (11th and 1st); (9) the humus and babaganoush at damask falaffel (5th and A); and (10) the peking duck (if you count pancakes as bread for sandwiches) at shun lee (55th bet lex and 3rd). hope this helps...

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          1. re: bradley

            you're absolutely right about that lamb and mashed potato sandwich at Tabla's Bread Bar--delicious.

            can't wait to try all these sandwiches. thanks.


            1. re: bradley


              Can anyone tell me anything more about this BLT (the one at the corner bistro, 4th and Jane), or any other great BLTs in New York?

              Thanks much, michele

              1. re: michele

                i always get sucked into the burgers and nothing else when i go to corner bistro, but on a recent visit, waiting for takeout, i saw how they make their grilled cheese. not sure about the BLT. they broil the bread to toast, instead of grilling it on a pan of butter. it looked quite good and relatively more healthy than normal grilled cheese. i believe you can get bacon on it as well, and make it unhealthy again. i think next time i go, i'll check it out.

            2. I agree with others who recommended the pastrami at Katz's.

              For panini, I've enjoyed Pepe Giallo and have previously recommended it.

              If you want just plain very good bread and jam, consider Le Pain Quotidien on Grand St. in Soho.

              1. I love the puerco enchilda torta sandwich at Taco Taco on 2nd between 89th and 90th.