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Good Panini Near NYU?

carlywood May 7, 2007 08:43 AM

I'm looking for a good, hot sandwich (not a Philly cheesesteak or Quiznos)...

Any suggestions?


  1. Uptownflavor May 9, 2007 08:45 AM

    They were pretty decent (and popular) at a place called Good Food on Waverly Place close to Mercer.

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      billyboy May 9, 2007 02:30 AM

      gotta give a 3rd to BITE on Bleecker and Lafayette. Try the turkey, swiss and pesto panini or the mozzarella, proscuitto, and sun-dried tomato panini. I posted a review of it (with pictures) on Roadfood.com under the "sandwich shop" category.

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        jdream May 8, 2007 11:44 AM

        Murray's Cheese on Bleecker has great pressed sandwiches-- really good quality, not too expensive, interesting combinations...

        1. megaepicure May 7, 2007 08:39 PM

          If you want to take a short walk, check out Palacinka on Grand between Sixth and Thompson.

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            billyeats May 7, 2007 07:02 PM

            'ino is definitely the place. if you're looking for something casual and are willing to pick up and take elsewhere, i really liked the panninis at murray's cheese shop. have them pressed and take em down the street to the tiny winston churchill park and eat there.

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              nokitsch May 7, 2007 11:53 AM

              There is a tiny kiosk called Bite on Lafayette/Bleecker - awesome and inexpensive. That's where I go when I get sick of sitting at the NYU library. The small place next door called Sparky's serves good comfort food, too.

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              1. re: nokitsch
                big o May 8, 2007 06:24 AM

                I'll second Bite. The panini with prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, sun dried tomatoes, basil, and olive oil is fantastic. Grab a bench over on the Mulberry side (I haven't yet tested Sparky's willingness to share their Lafayette seating).

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                DonnyMac May 7, 2007 10:51 AM


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                  Katherine H May 7, 2007 10:17 AM

                  Abbondanza's - good hot sandwiches, though not exactly panini
                  Amy's Bread
                  Grey Dog
                  Press Toast

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                    Lucia May 7, 2007 09:30 AM


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                    1. re: Lucia
                      cjd260 May 7, 2007 10:03 AM

                      Pretty much hands-down.

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