My usual visits to Dominique Ansel Bakery consist of pastry followed by cake followed by ice cream. That is, until I discovered the sandwiches. Namely, the Chicken Salad Sandwich ($9.50), which is anything but ordinary. Unlike many chicken salads, this chicken breast here is actually moist and consistently tender. It's mixed with a good balance of housemade mayonnaise and a dab of Dijon mustard. Tiny snippets of chive are folded in for color and bite, as well as toasted pistachios. The chopped pistachios complement the salad perfectly, rounding it out with a bit of crunch. When tucked into a fresh house-baked brioche—a decidedly buttery plush round—this goes down easy.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.