A Sandwich a Day: Mumbai Xpress's 'Grilled Cheese'

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.


[Photo: Joe DiStefano]

I've been reading about Mumbai Xpress's signature sandwich since Sarah DiGregorio wrote about it for the Voice last year. Described simply as a "grilled cheese with coriander chutney and onions," it sounded intriguing, though not necessarily worth a bus ride to the Nassau County border. After trekking out to Floral Park to try it I am here to say that Mumbai Xpress's signature sandwich is much, much more than a mere grilled cheese with a bit of chutney and onions, it is a work of edible art.

Just like the first time trying a banh mi, my initial experience with this triple-decker involved a culinary paradigm shift. In addition to crunchy raw onions and that psychedelically green-colored coriander chutney, there's a shmear of Amul butter and Amul cheese, and a layer of thinly sliced potatoes and green peppers. It's one of the tastiest sandwiches I've ever eaten, vegetarian or otherwise. I'm still kicking myself for splitting the $3.99 sandwich with my buddy. Next time, I'm ordering two.

Mumbai Xpress

256-05 Hillside Avenue, Floral Park NY 11001 (map)

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