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]

At the recently opened Lafayette Espresso Bar and Marketplace in Soho, the petite Herbed Portabella sandwich runs $4.95. Pre-made and served chilled on multigrain bread, the sandwich alternates layers of watercress with basil and portabella mushrooms, thinly sliced, with chives. The highlight of the sandwich, however, is not the mushrooms but the chunky white bean spread, mixing whole white beans with partially smashed and pureed ones. It elevates an unmemorable sandwich to something quite good, if not necessarily destination-worthy. Now if they served it warmed, and pressed with manchego cheese—then we'd be talking!

Lafayette Espresso Bar and Marketplace

189 Lafayette Street, New York NY 10013 (map)
212-431-3538

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