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Best sandwiches in Chelsea

LloydG Mar 24, 2010 08:27 AM

I usually avoid sandwiches since I prefer calories from sources other than bread. Howefver, I've always had a rebellious tradition of eating at least one sandwich each day of Passover, and this year Passover begins next week. So, since I work on 6th Avenue and 23rd Street i'm looking for some recommendations for the best sandwiches in the area.

On my list so far is a banh mi from Baoguette and perhaps a torta from the hole-in-the-wall but oh so deliciious Mexican place on the SW corner of 6th and 23rd, but I am totally willing to revise if anyone has any better ideas.

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    stephaniec25 RE: LloydG Mar 24, 2010 09:12 AM

    Switch has great pressed sandwiches (that might be a little more meatpacking district, but close enough!)

    1. daffyduck RE: LloydG Mar 24, 2010 12:05 PM


      1. CantStopEating RE: LloydG Mar 25, 2010 10:17 AM

        You should try the sandwiches from Ronnybrook Milk Bar, and wash it down with a "Choco-Latte". I know it's a bit of a walk, but their fresh ingredients come straight from the farm itself and is certainly worth every step of the way.


        Ronnybrook Milk Bar
        75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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          pbjluver RE: LloydG Mar 25, 2010 11:11 AM

          Would a hamburger from Shack Shack be considered a sandwich?

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            LloydG RE: pbjluver Mar 25, 2010 12:33 PM

            Absolutely - if the line isn't too long.

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            piegirl74 RE: LloydG Mar 25, 2010 12:09 PM

            I work in the nabe and my favorite go-to sandwich places are:

            Sala One Nine (19th betw 5th/6th) for the tuna or tortilla sandwichs (Im a vegetarian, but have heard their pork and duck breast sandwiches are also great).

            Grey Dog (16th betw 7th/8th) for the veggie burger. Homemade with mostly beans and veggies (it's not heavy from too much rice). Topped with roasted tomatoes - YUM.

            'itchcraft (20th near Broadway) for the chickpea and olive.

            Sala One Nine
            35 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011

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              LeahBaila RE: piegirl74 Mar 25, 2010 12:24 PM

              Second Grey Dog (though I've not tried the veggie burg...I love their sandwiches made on that amazing homemade bread)
              Adding: The Corner Cafe (get a bfast sandwich on one of their awesome homemade bagels)


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                piegirl74 RE: LeahBaila Mar 25, 2010 01:53 PM

                I love that some of Grey Dog's entrees come with "a cute salad". Have heard the fish tacos are yummy.

                Leah, have you tried the baked oatmeal? Sounds divine, but Ive never tried it.

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                  LeahBaila RE: piegirl74 Mar 25, 2010 03:41 PM

                  Never had the baked oatmeal...but I'm intrigued! Tell me more! :)


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                    piegirl74 RE: LeahBaila Mar 26, 2010 06:55 AM

                    Indeed! The menu (at least at the Chelsea location) has Baked Oatmeal - with cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins and milk. Im picturing it put in a dish and then baked in the oven so it's crunchy on top and all creamy underneath (bread pudding style).

                    I will be sure to ask them next time Im there.

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                      LeahBaila RE: piegirl74 Mar 26, 2010 06:57 AM

                      Holy god...that sounds AMAZING. May have to check that out tomorrow! Thanks for the tip, piegirl!!


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                        daffyduck RE: LeahBaila Mar 26, 2010 11:01 AM

                        it does sound great. can u get the oatmeal at anytime

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              rpweber RE: LloydG Nov 15, 2010 08:18 AM

              Bottino was voted #5 (on a list of 8) on best sandwiches according to Food Network Magazine, and it's at 10th avenue and 24th street.

              You can see some of the details here: http://www.hotspotrobot.com/business/...

              246 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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                InfoMofo RE: LloydG Nov 15, 2010 10:52 AM

                During the week they sell sandwiches at Dickson's Farmstand Meats in Chelsea Market. The menu is unpredictable, but the sandwiches are usually fresh and inventive.

                Dickson's Farmstand Meats
                75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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