Melt Shop founder Spencer Rubin has opened a new made-to-order sandwich shop, Make Sandwich, located near Union Square.

“Make stemmed from a conversation about extending Melt Shop’s menu offerings,” said Rubin in a press release. “We kept coming up with these out-there ideas of what could be sandwiched between two slices of bread, and next thing you know, we’re coming up with an entirely new restaurant idea.”

The culinary director is Josh Sharkey (of Bark Hot Dogs), who also worked under chefs Gray Kunz, David Bouley, and Floyd Cardoz. The menu runs the gamut from steak sandwiches to banh mi and tortas, made using ingredients sourced from speciality purveyors such as Golfera Mortadella, Salumeria Biellese Salami, Creekstone Beef, and Pain d’Avignon.

The Pork and Pickles, for example is made with chile-mustard pork belly, Asian pickles, koji mayo, and cilantro on a ciabatta; the Steak and Salsa Verde combines Creekstone Beef roasted tri-tip, salsa verde, and Tunisian olive oil on a baguette; and the Spinach and Artichoke consists of roasted artichoke, Parmigiano-Reggiano cream, and spinach on a baguette.

Banh Mi. (Courtesy of Make  Sandwich)
Banh Mi. (Courtesy of Make Sandwich)

A make-your-own-sandwich option is also available.

Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Make Sandwich
135 Fourth Ave. (near East 13th Street)
Near Union Square
212-398-2602
MakeSandwich.com