A Sandwich a Day: Baked Chicken from Soutine Bakery

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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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Soutine on the Upper West Side is, first and foremost, a bakery. But on some days, at certain hours, you'll find pieces of baked chicken, warm out of the oven, resting at the bakery counter. I pointed at the chicken and asked how it was sold. By the piece, of course! Yes, you just buy a piece of chicken (among towers of cakes and cookies), and you eat it. Oh, just like that? I pointed to a few pre-made sandwiches they had off to the side. "Can you make me a sandwich with the chicken?"

"I don't see why not!"

And so, $7 bought a baked chicken sandwich to order—two pieces, peppery and crisp, flanked by a fresh crusty baguette, sliced tomatoes, and lettuce. Simple and homey. Don't leave without their signature concord cake for dessert.

Soutine Bakery

104 West 70th Street, New York NY 10023 (map)
soutine.com