Best sandwich in Manhattan?
I'm coming to town for a long weekend and am looking for a couple great sandwich places. I know this is a huge question for this city, so it might help guide you to think about "classic" NYC spots (my friend has never been there, and I haven't been in 10 years).
It could be a deli, or something more unique, but quintessential New York is what we're looking for. Any suggestions?
It is indeed a huge question. The quintessential sandwich could be a bagel with smoked salmon, pastrami on rye, perhaps one of the creations from Defonte's, a banh mi, a more nouveau creation, the pork or lamb burger from Xian Famous Foods.
It really depends if you want European, American, Asian or pork, beef, chicken, turkey, vegetables, something else?
Have you seen these threads?
Don't leave NY without eating these foods
please help me eat during a month in new york
sgordon's top 5 sandwiches:
really good sandwich
East Village Sandwich Shop?
Sandwiches in Manhattan
Or these links?
101 Best Sandwiches in NYC
If you find the slideshow version of that NY Mag list too tedious, try these:
A sandwich a day from Serious Eats
Xi'an Famous Foods
88 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
Katz's - pastrami on rye
Saigon Bakery - banh mi
Minetta Tavern - Black Label Burger
Pearl Oyster Bar - lobster roll
Cafe Habana - cuban sandwich
Tipsy Parson - BLT
Vanessa's Dumplings - duck scallion pancake
Barney Greengrass/Zabar's Cafe/Russ and Daughters (take out only) - nova, cream cheese on a bagel
229 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012
113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
156 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
for quintessential NY ill echo everyone else's responses with katz and russ & daughters or barney greengrass (sturgeon is my favorite thing there)
for something unique i like the cubano christo at carteles in the east village. its a cuban sandwich dipped in egg batter and deep fried.
There are slim pickings in Midtown so if you find yourself there I would suggest Xie Xie over on Ninth Ave around 45th St..... it is quintessential NYC perhaps only in the sense that it is a real chef (Angelo from the current "Top Chef") adapting asian flavors for a really good high end sandwich. I particularly like the Vietnamese beef, also the "1000 year old egg" ice cream sandwich, or something like that, is also excellent.