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.
Fika is the Swedish coffee break, and expertly brewed coffee is undoubtedly the star at this small Midtown cafe. (Can we get a Hallelujah for good coffee in Midtown?) But their menu of traditional Swedish pastries and sandwiches are worth trying. The Göteborg ($9) is particularly filling with its row of Swedish meatballs topped with beet salad, mayonnaise and parsley on a dark seven grain roll. Take note: this isn't a meatball sub. The meatballs are cut in thin slices, not presented whole. As a result, they're almost overwhelmed by the beet salad, which I would have minded if the salad hadn't been creamy with a slight tang and large, sweet chunks of beet. The seven grain roll is hefty, but deliciously dark and damp with a surprisingly flavorful crust of onions baked into the top. So if you stop by Fika, feel free to turn your coffee break into lunch.