East Village Sandwich Shop?
Hey all, I'm struggling to find a good versatile deli that makes great sandwiches in the neighborhood. Seems like every place in this neighborhood has a schtick: This Little Piggy (roast beef), Carteles (Cuban sandwiches), Katz's (terrible pastrami), etc etc. I've tried Paradis and Barnyard; both are great, but the options are so limited. I'm looking for something like Defonte's or Milano Market -- not necessarily an Italian deli, but a solid deli with a broad range of fresh meats and tasty options. Do we have anything like that?
1582 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128
443 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009
It might be too shickey for you, but there's Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop. Lots of different sandwiches there. I'm also a big fan of the panini at Atlas Cafe on Clinton Street and Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches for bahn mi.
Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop
127 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches
150 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009
Sunny & Annie's has been my go to deli/sandwich shop for 9 years now; they've saved my bacon on many a drunken night, I love that place! They have a wide range of cheese & meats. Don't be shy, create your own sandwich & they'll make it for you asap.
Sunny & Annie Deli
94 Ave B, New York, NY 10009
I recently went to Sunny and Annie's on Ave B and 6th. It's a normal Korean deli, but their custom sandwich menu is pretty extensive. Lots of yelpers like the Pho Real and BBQ Kimchi sandwich, but they have selection that is more on the conventional side as well - def not on par with Defonte's but if you live within walking distance, it does the job. Not trek worthy.
On the schticy side, I'd add Num Pang to flower_poppy's selections. If you live closer to LES, I say sesame pancake sandwhiches at Vanessa's count in the 'extended' sandwhich category
When I want to treat myself to a good sandwhich I actually trek all the way to Alidoro in edge of SoHo. I prefer their Il Capitano sandwhich on grandaisy bread to what I get at Defonte's. however, my most recent visit had me bit concerned as the white bread that I got seemed like a regular italian bread instead of the usual.
105 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
Num Pang Sandwich Shop
21 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
I've found myself in the same boat-- I've been going to Chomp for soup and sandwiches and they're pretty decent. The grocery store on the main stretch of St. Mark's also does good deli style sandwiches, and it's open 24 hours.