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best sandwiches in lower manhattan?

so many delis, but where are the best sandwiches? please do not say katz.

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  1. well, what do you consider lower manhattan? Financial district? If so, consider Financier...but go to the Stone Street outpost. The other one, for some reason, isn't half as good.

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    1. re: dkstar1

      Downtown tradionally refers to the areas below 14th street all the way down kid.

      1. What shouldn't we say Katz's? What are you looking for?

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          1. I'm not sure what you mean by Downtown either, but if Broome counts as downtown, you've got 2 options quite near each other.
            Vietnam Bahn Mi So 1--As good as Saigon (yes, yes, some will disagree) without the hassle of waiting forever to get your sandwich. It's a little bit west of Bowery.
            Despana (sorry for the lack of a tilde)--I haven't notice this place getting that much mention on this board, but it's pretty great. All Spanish food, great suasages, and (for sandwiches) really good bocadillos. oh yeah, samples galore. It's just east of lafeyette.

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              1. re: jasmurph

                Despana (apologies as well for the lack of a tilde) is great, but I feel obligated to warn anyone against getting too excited for a bocadillo de tortilla because they don't have it! I was so excited to get one and was surprised that, of all bocadillos, they didn't have one of tortilla. Aside from jamon y queso that was the most common type I had in Madrid. No other complaints though, GREAT FOOD!