A Sandwich A Day: Halloumopita at Artopolis
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.
Astoria's Artopolis may best be known for its pastries, but you shouldn't miss out on its savory breads. That includes this weird little sandwich-that-isn't-quite: halloumopita ($4.50), bread studded with chunks of halloumi, cooked onion, and cilantro.
Unlike other Greek "X-pitas," halloumopita is made with yeasted dough—not a flaky phyllo wrapper—that holds chunks of filling. The inclusion of cilantro takes this decidedly out of "Greek food we're used to" territory, but it's the perfect compliment to lightly sweet onions and meaty chunks of chewy, salty halloumi. Ask for it warmed up for the perfect light lunch or midday snack. Light, that is, until you order some baklava to go.