Best panini / sandwich in East Village?
I live in the East Village and am currently having a sandwich kick. However, I've really been drawing a blank as to where to go when my sandwich craving kicks in!
I pretty much make it to Porchetta and that's it - otherwise I need to go down to the LES to Tiny's or Ronnybrook and/or Amy's Bread at Chelsea Market. I've wanted to go to Terroir, but they're only open for dinner/snacks, and unfortunately my sandwich desires strick at lunchtime.
Where can I go in the neighborhood to get yummy sandwiches?
I love porchetta, but I also love
Banh mi at Momofuku Ssam
Banh mi at baoguette - I know, it's not in the EV, but it's worth it to walk a few blocks north.
Cafe Orlin has a delicious hanger steak sandwich, which they may have at Mogador as well.
I hear Abracao has great sandwiches, and they do have the best coffee in the neighborhood (though Orlin and Mogador are no slouches in that dept.).
Sunny & Annie's bodega on 6 & B has seriously awesome sandwiches. I'd recommend the "Pho Real" (their twist on a bahn mi) or their classic turkey club on a hero.
Some of their sandwich names, such as the 'Bloomburga', 'Bush Sandwich' and 'Joe-Bama' and their associated fillings give an interesting political statement.
Politics between two slices of bread (or in a wrap sometimes)
Caracas on 7th btw 1st and A is worth checking out for Venezuelan-style sandwiches called Arepas. Toasty, crepe-like shell with choice of filling.
Definitely try Terroir--their bruschettas are also very good.
If you're on the LES, you should try 'inoteca as well.