Slideshow: SE Staff Picks: Our Favorite Recent Sandwich Finds in NYC

Bingo Sandwich from Shopsins ($13)
Bingo Sandwich from Shopsins ($13)
"Fried brussels sprouts, guacamole, jack, ciabatta." ...What? Oh, we're at Shopsins, home to hundreds of atypical, awesome-sounding dishes that you won't find anywhere else, like a sandwich with brussels sprouts as its central ingredient. And it works; you've got hot, tender sprouts with cool, creamy guacamole and gooey cheese on crisp-crusted ciabatta. Great if you're vegetarian, and great if you're not. —Robyn Lee

Shopsin's: 120 Essex Street (inside Essex Street Market), New York NY 10002 (map); shopsins.com‎

Chicken Francese at Rubirosa ($10)
Chicken Francese at Rubirosa ($10)
I'm usually not one to get excited about chicken sandwiches (in fact, I usually avoid them) but as soon as I tasted this Chicken Francese from Rubirosa, I was thrilled about the new location of our office just a few blocks from the restaurant. The chicken in this sandwich is crazy-juicy and full of tons of herb and wine flavor. You can't really pretend it's all that healthy (I'd guess that the secret ingredient is butter.) —Maggie Hoffman

Rubirosa: 235 Mulberry Street, New York NY 10012 (map); 212-965-0500; rubirosanyc.com

Manouri Cheese & Fig at The Smile ($10.50)
Manouri Cheese & Fig at The Smile ($10.50)
The bread is toasted sourdough from Amy's, with a nice mild tang and a compact crumb that takes well to toasting—good structure, but not so tough or cracker-like that it presses on the soft fillings of the sandwich. Inside you'll find a thick slab of manaouri—a creamy, ricotta-like cheese made from the spent whey of Feta production—a cheese that Executive Chef Melia Marden gained a taste for during childhood vacations in Greece. It's got a distinct saltiness that goes well with the sweet smear of fig preserves it's paired with, along with a few leaves of arugula. —J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

The Smile: 26 Bond St # 1, New York NY 10012 (map); 646-329-5836; thesmilenyc.com

Cheesesteak at La Cense Beef Burger Truck ($8)
Cheesesteak at La Cense Beef Burger Truck ($8)
Griddled up in the truck, the meat, onions, and melted cheese fuse together in a single beefy, gooey core, hugged by a barely crusty roll that sops up all the juices. The onions are sweet and soft, the American cheese totally melted, the meat amply salted and peppered and just, well, beefy—much more so than your average cheesesteak. That meat-cheese-onion trinity totally dominates; the roll is just enough to keep it all in line. —Carey Jones

La Cense Beef Burger Truck: Various locations; check Twitter

The Delight from Court Street Grocers ($9)
The Delight from Court Street Grocers ($9)
You can't really go wrong with any of the sandwiches at CSG but the Delight is, well, especially delightful. The corned beef has been brined for 14 days then gets layered with melted Muenster and crunchy, a tad creamy coleslaw. It somehow all fits between the slices of Orwasher's Pumpernickle. It's sure a hefty sandwich; half of it could easily constitute a whole meal, though we were all fighting for the last bite.  —Erin Zimmer

Court Street Grocers: 485 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11231 (map); 718-722-7229; courtstreetgrocers.com

Eggplant Parm at Torrisi Italian Specialties ($7 on a roll, $9 for a hero)
Eggplant Parm at Torrisi Italian Specialties ($7 on a roll, $9 for a hero)
I've been having a long, torrid, drawn-out affair with the turkey sandwich at Torrisi, but once in awhile I go for the eggplant parm; it's different enough to feel like a discovery. And it's really quite special. It's such an interesting experience to have something like their eggplant between two slices of bread; there's so much going on in the texture, and of course it tastes incredible. It's great both room temperature and warm, another bonus! — Amy Kantorwitz

Torrisi Italian Specialties: 250 Mulberry Street, New York NY 10012 (at Prince; map); 212-965-0955