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Aug 17, 2009 05:37 PM

Best Eggplant Parm Sandwich?

In my opinion, a good eggplant parm has fried to order, (not soggy) eggplant. Fresh mozzarella is always a nice touch. For anyone who has had it - my ideal sandwich is at the Goodfellas of Brooklyn and Staten Island. Where can I find this in the city?

Many thanks

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  1. this might help:

    for future reference, the "Search" function here on Chowhound is incredibly useful. chances are, someone has already asked pretty much whatever question you can come up you can typically find at least one or two answers on the boards already. at the very least you'll usually find a place to start.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      saw that post, and had some from Maffie - very disappointed - it was standard pizzeria fare. I should also mention that I am looking for a place that is open outside of Lunch Hours

      1. re: afinemetsfana

        what about Bruno's? it sounded to me like the winner on that page.

          1. re: notsochubbychubette

            hmm, well i think the OP didn't want to have to go back to Brooklyn, but it looks like s/he may not have a choice.

            ok afinemetsfan, get thee to Defonte's!

              1. re: notsochubbychubette

                you threw me with the name! it's Defonte's "of Brooklyn," right?

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  yeah that's the name...The original is in Brooklyn....i should have specified.

    2. Defontes, of course.
      Defonte's of Brooklyn
      261 3rd Ave

      1. While you can't eat there... I really like the eggplant parm at the Parisi Bakery on Elizabeth St. They also have these really great roasted red peppers which are marinated in fresh garlic that go really well on the sandwich if you choose to forgo the sauce.

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          1. re: notsochubbychubette

            From where I am it is too far for me to travel to at lunch. I'm not the original poster on the eggplant quest, I am happy enough with the eggplant closest to me at Parisi, and feel lucky it is so close to me. :)

            1. re: michele cindy

              ohhh, gotcha. I will have to try parisi then!

            2. re: michele cindy

              Wow...wish I'd known about that sandwich when I lived in NYC! I absolutely love the combo of fried eggplant with roasted and marinated red pepper.