A Sandwich A Day: Sabich at Chick-P in Brooklyn
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.
I'm going to have to try the falafel at Chick-P on Bergen Street a few more times before I decide if I prefer it to neighbor and fellow newcomer Kulushkät, but so far, I'm quite happy with Chick-P's sabich ($8). Thick, fluffy pita is stuffed with hard-boiled egg, fresh and crunchy Israeli salad, super-salty pickles, and their excellent hummus and tahini. The tahini is the strongest flavor here, which I don't mind at all, both through the quantity of the sauce itself and through its presence in the hummus. But my favorite part is the cooked-down eggplant, sweet and oily and incredibly concentrated in flavor. I wish there was a little more of it, and that it didn't all cluster at the bottom. Still, there are worse problems than slightly too little of a very good thing.