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.
We at Serious Eats have tried our fair share of sandwiches from the often-wacky No. 7 Sub. Still, we wondered how Tyler Kord and friends would handle a classic: the ham and cheese sandwich. The core of the Ham ($9), mild sliced deli ham from Schaller & Weber and melted muenster cheese, is standard enough, but the sub veers into bizarre territory with its toppings: pickled red onions and (surprisingly good) pickled blueberries, crinkle-cut potato chips and a healthy dose of not-too-spicy jalapeño mayonnaise.
Despite these oddball additions, the sandwich tastes surprisingly familiar with its mix of mayo, meat and cheese. Together the chips and crackly custom hero roll add some welcome crunch while the pickles help cut through the rich, fatty components. Though it could benefit from a bolder ham choice, the sub is a solid take on the deli sandwich, tasting different without abandoning its conventional roots. Note: Office workers line up out the door during lunchtime at the Broadway location, so come early or late if you dislike long waits.
No. 7 Sub
1188 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 (map)