Sandwiches are a standard choice when it comes to eating lunch; and finding typical classics—such as a roast beef, turkey club, or grilled chicken sandwich—is a relatively easy thing to do in New York City. But sometimes you want to try something a little different, or try a new take on an old reliable. It’s NYC, and this city is filled with a huge variety of possibilities!
Here is the tiniest sampling of some eateries in NYC where you just might find your next favorite sandwich.
Pernil with a Twist
A Cuban sandwich stuffed with Pernil roast pork, sautéed onion slices, and fried nuggets of sweet plantain, mayo, and Sophie’s special green sauce ($6.95) is served at Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine. With a location in almost every area south of Central Park, visit their website to see which of the eight locations is closest to you. sophiescuban.com
Braised Beef Braciole
Thick garlic bread stuffed with rolls of thinly sliced beef that are wrapped around a Parmesan cheese, garlic and herb, breadcrumb stuffing, smothered in tomato sauce ($10); these sandwiches have been defined as so classic, they’re retro. Find them at Rubirosa, 235 Mulberry Street. rubirosanyc.com
Grilled Gouda Cheese
Definitely comfort food with a kick, this massive grilled Gouda cheese sandwich with black bean hummus, guava jam, pickled jalapenos on brioche, complimented with a green salad and jalapeno vinaigrette ($10) is served at The Queen’s Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway, Astoria, Queens. thequeenskickshaw.com
Don’t be fooled by the name. Although it is a turkey sandwich, it’s far from the established norm. Neatly placed turkey slices on buttermilk bread, with a savory jam of shallots and bacon, and a finish of garlic aioli ($12), this sandwich can be found at Stellina, 95 Allen Street. stellinanyc.com
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