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Mar 2, 2009 10:20 AM

Eggplant sandwiches (NOT parms)?

Any recommendations for eggplant sandwiches in this city, especially ones made with tasty, thinly-sliced, fried eggplant? I'm not looking for eggplant parm sandwiches -- anything else would be great. Thanks.

The Vegetarian New Yorker:

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  1. I like the eggplant at Maoz on Union Square - I get it as an addition to the falafel sandwich. A caveat: go during the day when the place is busy, so the food will be fresher. Here's the website, which is VERY STUPID AND ANNOYING.

      1. re: chow_gal

        came on here to say Defontes too, but its an outer borough. Moreover, I don't know how I'd like it as a vegetarian option without that roast beef!

        1. re: secondbecky

          there is one in Manhattan now. Have it without roast beef and SHAZAM, vegetarian.

          1. re: chow_gal

            i know what vegetarian is lol! i just think that the eggplant is only a second fiddle to the roast beef.
            anyways, I did hear that it was in Manhattan now, just forgot! sorry.

      2. The sabich sandwich at Taim would be perfect for what you're looking for.

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        1. re: Miss Needle

          The eggplant in the sabich sandwich sandwich isn't fried as OP wanted, but it is definitely delicious.

          1. re: kobetobiko

            Actually, I think the eggplant is fried. It's just not breaded like they do in the style of eggplant parm. If it's not fried, there's an awful lot of oil.

          2. re: Miss Needle

            I immediately thought of Taim, as well.

          3. not fried, but 'wichcraft makes a marinated eggplant sandwich with chickpeas, roasted peppers, and watercress.

            1. Cafe Mogador makes a good sandwich for lunch with roasted eggplant, tomato, boiled egg, tahini, and parsley. I know that's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's good, and at $6.50, a fair value.