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May 3, 2007 08:34 AM

Excellent Sandwich around 16th St. & 5th Ave

Anyone know where I can find one? I'm not a huge sandwich eater but when I crave one I want a really good one. Any suggestions for places to check out?

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  1. I wouldn't call any of these excellent, and some may be further afield than you're willing to go, but 71 Irving, Swich, and Amy's Bread (in Chelsea Market) all have good sandwiches.

    1. I had a really good sandwich from the panini bar at Whole Foods in Union Square the other day.

      Toasties right on the West side of Union Square does a pretty fair sandwich.

      For some classic options (tuna on rye, hot pastrami, etc), Eisenberg's on 5th Ave between 22nd & 23rd is great.

      Spoon has some great sandwiches, they're on 20th between 5th & 6th.

      There's a newly opened 'wichcraft on 20th between 5th and Broadway - I really want to like them, but often I just don't.

      Pain Quotidien also makes a very good sandwich, I forget the cross street, but they are between Broadway and Park one or two blocks above the north end of Union Square.

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      1. re: ballulah

        Thanks for the suggestions. They give me some direction.

      2. Tisserie on Bwy and 17th/ of my favorite sandwich places in town!

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        1. re: LFeinberg

          Forgot about that one, that's a goodie too. I usually go in for something sweet.

          1. re: LFeinberg

            Darn...I keep meaning to go in there! Thanks. Maybe tomorrow.

          2. Check out a little place called The Adore, on 13th, between 5th and University. Outstanding sandwiches.

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            1. re: nokitsch

              I didn't know The Adore had food. I thought they only had tea.

              1. re: jackieparis

                Go back during lunch time - it's outstanding. There is a dining room on the second floor, very quaint.

                1. re: nokitsch

                  I'll have to check them out. How are the sandwiches here?

                  The bread they used for the tuna fish looked good but I didn't want a tuna fish and the other breads looked hard.

                  1. re: Uptownflavor

                    I'm a big fan of Petite Abeille--I really like their croque monsieurs. I'm not sure what you mean about "hard" bread. It's crusty, but not in an unpleasat way.

                    1. re: Uptownflavor

                      I'm a big fan of this place also, but I can't say I've had a sandwich. There are times when a girl needs a steak (or a bowl of garlicky mussels) and I usually go here for steak frites (or Moules Marinieres). The nicoise salad is good, I would imagine they'd do a good sandwich. But I know what you mean by hard bread, it's super crusty baguette and stuff, sometimes you really have to wrestle with bread like that.

                      1. re: ballulah

                        Cool! Thanks everyone for all the great feedback.

                      2. re: Uptownflavor

                        Not sure if you count a hamburger as a sandwich (I don't), but it's very good at Petite Abeille. And good fries.

                        1. re: Uptownflavor

                          Like others, I like Petite Abeille for a quick solid unpretensious meal, but I've never had sandwiches there. Mussels and burgers washed down with fine Belgian beer are a go!

                  2. I gotta throw BITE into the mix. Its on 14th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves. A little bit off your path, but very tasty sandwiches. I wrote a review of them (the downtown locale) on (with pics)! I've been to 14th St many times and just as good. My favorite, which I had again today is the Spicy Middle Eastern Turkey Sandwich. They've also got some wicked paninis too.