Gallery: Greatest Hits of 'A Sandwich A Day': Top 6 Vegetarian Sandwiches

Halloumi Sandwich at Macchiato
Halloumi Sandwich at Macchiato

I was struck by the savory meatiness of the halloumi cheese, firm and a bit squeaky, much like the cheese curds found in Montreal's poutine. The simplicity of the other sandwich elements (a swipe of cream cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickle) perfectly complimented the halloumi and let its buttery umami flavor shine.

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Macchiato Espresso Bar: 141 East 44th Street, New York NY 10017(map); 212-867-6772; www.macchiatocafe.com

Veggie Sandwich at Bierkraft
Veggie Sandwich at Bierkraft

Mozzarella di bufula, cured eggplant, and olives on a baguette spread with hot pepper relish and a basil and Marcona almond pesto. Right now, you can add roasted ramps to any Bierkraft sandwich—their grassy, oniony flavor brought something special to this one.

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Bierkraft: 191 5th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217 (map); 718-230-7600; www.bierkraft.com

Mumbai Xpress's Green Grilled Cheese
Mumbai Xpress's Green Grilled Cheese

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.

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Mumbai Xpress: 256-05 Hillside Avenue, Floral Park NY 11001(map); 718-470-0059

Clean Slate at Saltie
Clean Slate at Saltie

Warm housemade naan is warmed and smothered with hummus, quinoa, and matchstick-cut pickled beets. To finish, yogurt, a handful of shaved fennel, parsley and toasted sesame seeds. A colorful affair, to say the least!

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Saltie: 378 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211 (map); 718-387-4777; www.saltienyc.com

Panino Greco at Grandaisy Bakery
Panino Greco at Grandaisy Bakery

Fresh stecca bread is smothered with skordalia, an garlic-y puree with Greek origins. It's velvety, pungent, and the ideal base for a scattering of whole chickpeas, fragrant with thyme and bay leaves.

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Grandaisy Bakery: 250 West Broadway, New York NY 10013 (map); 212-334-9435; www.grandaisybakery.com