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.
Mainly known for its sweets (we love the Cheeto-colored badana) and for serving some of the best chaat in the city, Rajbhog, in Jackson Heights, also makes a tasty samosa sandwich ($5). It's an excellent instance of truth in advertising. A samosa gets split in half, then smooshed into a toasted bun that's been painted green with mint chutney and sprinkled with chopped onions. For all their outward portability, samosas can be messy things to eat on the go; in this sandwich you get all of the flavor of a samosa---soft, spicy, starchy, crunchy---but in a neater, more texturally interesting form.
Rajbhog Sweets and Snacks
About the authors: Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler have been eating out together since 2002 and writing We Heart New York since 2006.