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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?

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Milano Market
1582 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

Carteles
443 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

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  1. 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.

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    Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop
    127 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

    Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches
    150 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009

    1. Sunny and Annie's on B and 6th.

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      1. re: bookhound

        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.
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        Sunny & Annie Deli
        94 Ave B, New York, NY 10009

        1. re: bookhound

          +1 Sunny & Annie's. When I lived in that 'hood, i'd eat there 4-5 times a week. In fact, their 'signature' sandwich, the Pho Real, made a recent NY Mag list of the "101 Best Sandwiches in NYC"

          http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2010/05... (#98

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          Sunny & Annie Deli
          94 Ave B, New York, NY 10009

          1. re: bookhound

            Another vote for Sunny & Annie's.

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            Sunny & Annie Deli
            94 Ave B, New York, NY 10009

          2. 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.

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            Alidoro
            105 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

            Num Pang Sandwich Shop
            21 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

            1. If you do want to go Italian market, Russo's on 11th near 1st does very decent sandwiches.

              1. 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.

                1. I've never tried them, but I think Crosby Connection is still in the Bleecker Street Theater lobby. 45 Bleecker.

                  In the LES you have Cheeky's, Georgia's, and Tiny's. There's also Whole Foods on Houston.

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                  Crosby Connection
                  284 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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                  1. re: sugartoof

                    LOVE Crosby Connection! The people who work there are so nice too, and the meats and breads always seem super fresh. I'm pretty sure it's just open for lunch, though. They're really good about customization of any of their sandwiches...my favorites are the turkey/brie/pear and the meatball.

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                    Crosby Connection
                    284 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

                    1. re: sugartoof

                      Re: Crosby Connection

                      Note that they are only open Monday through Friday, 11am-4pm.

                      http://www.45bleecker.com/?page_id=791

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                      Crosby Connection
                      284 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

                    2. not really in the east village but not too far out is torrisi. ive never been but ive heard it was good. also i think the super heebster at russ and daughters is amazing.