A Sandwich a Day: Hawallan Tortas at Puebla Mini Mart

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.

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The Hawallan torta ($5.99) at Puebla Mini Mart takes its tropical name from a thick slice of grilled pineapple that lies within the center of this massive sandwich. It's surrounded by slices of griddled ham, spicy carne enchilada, quesillo (think Mexican string cheese), refried beans, chipotles in adobo, tomatoes, onions, avocado, and pickled jalapeño—all stuffed into a soft bolillo roll and pressed until warm and crisp. The tortas at Puebla Mini Mart are not for the faint of heart, but they are definitely worth a trip to Sunset Park.

Puebla Mini Mart

3908 5th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11232 (map)

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