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Mar 24, 2010 08:27 AM

Best sandwiches in Chelsea

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

      1. 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

        1. Would a hamburger from Shack Shack be considered a sandwich?

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          1. re: pbjluver

            Absolutely - if the line isn't too long.

          2. 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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            1. re: piegirl74

              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)


              1. re: LeahBaila

                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.

                1. re: piegirl74

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


                  1. re: LeahBaila

                    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.

                    1. re: piegirl74

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


                      1. re: LeahBaila

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