A Sandwich A Day: Country Ham Biscuit at Made Fresh Daily
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.
The South Street Seaport is a strange land; when you're wandering around quaint cobblestone streets lined with Abercrombie and Pizzeria Uno, it's hard to know where to stop for a bite. So I was quite happy to stumble into Made Fresh Daily one recent cold afternoon, a soup-and-sandwich cafe that sells products from some of Manhattan's better shops: Doughnut Plant doughnuts, bagels and bialys from Kossar's, and the like.
But most of their food is made in-house, like the buttermilk biscuit of the Ham Biscuit ($9.75). While the biscuit itself, though tasty enough, was a bit dense and scone-like, the cider-roasted, thick-cut ham paired nicely with Swiss and a honey-dijon butter that soaked into the biscuit's every cranny. It's a bit pricey, to be sure; but money better spent than a $15 seafood entree at any of the sub-par restaurants around the corner. The shop feels genuine—which you just can't say of most of the Seaport.