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.
"We're a shop of indulgences," smiled the gentleman behind the counter at the cozily cluttered Blue Apron Foods in Park Slope. And that's about right. It's inviting and warm and packed to the brim with enticing edibles, Brooklyn foodstuffs and carefully chosen imports—the kind of place where it's easy to spend an accidental fortune on lunch; the prices back up the shopkeeper's "indulgent" quip. But there's nothing wrong with indulgence every now and then.
The sandwiches, displayed behind the counter, are as prettily appealing as anything else in the shop. This Italian sandwich of sorts ($9.75) has mortadella, salami, prosciutto, and fresh, creamy mozzarella layered onto a thick wedge of focaccia from SCRATCHbread. Though the corners of the bread were the slightest bit tough, it's appealingly salty and springy with a such a generous soak of olive oil that the sandwich almost had the effect of a muffaletta—the salami's meaty oils fusing with the olive's fruity, grassy ones. It's a pricey sandwich, but an awfully delicious one.
Blue Apron Foods
814 Union Street, Brooklyn NY 11215 (map)