Serious Eats: New York
A Sandwich a Day: Smoked Tofu Sandwich at Birdbath, Soho
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.
Meet Birdbath's smoked tofu sandwich ($7.50). Get a bite of the tofu by itself, and it's a strange, somewhat curious thing: firm slices of tofu with a sort of faint smokiness, such that you might think you're getting something like Gouda, but then... no, that's tofu. But once it's paired with good, seedy grain bread, thin slivers of red onions, sharp, peppery watercress, and a brightly flavored edamame spread, it's a creative and quite enjoyable vegan lunch.