A Sandwich A Day: 'Uncle Alex' at 5th Avenue Market in Brooklyn

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

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.


[Photograph: Carey Jones]

The all-hours bodega with a nearly endless menu of sandwiches—every New York neighborhood needs one. And 5th Avenue Market does everything it's supposed to. It's open 24 hours. The sandwiches are massive and relatively cheap. And they're greasy and satisfying in a way that makes the most of deli meats and a hot griddle. For the "Uncle Alex" ($7), it's ham, roast beef, and Turkey that all get heated up and crisp-edged, with a melty core of both Swiss and American. It's salty and drippy and there's nothing refined about it; but who wants refinement from a bodega?

5th Avenue Market

185 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217 (map)

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