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: Robyn Lee]

Some would argue that any good sandwich starts with good bread. Grandaisy Bakery respects this philosophy, then transcends it. The Panini Sardo ($7.50) is on a small loaf of Grandaisy's ultra crusty ciabatta, and despite several fresh fillings, the bread is the standout player. Baked in house, this is unlike any ciabatta I've had from a sandwich place—not a somewhat crusty loaf with an airy crumb, but rather a crackly, perfectly baked masterwork.

Grandaisy's fresh bread contrasts nicely with the insides: thin-sliced roasted zuchinni, ricotta, dried currants, olive tapenade and fresh mint. Bites of full mint leaves might be a bit intense, but this sweet, vegetarian mixture works well in this sandwich. The slightly bitter and salty combination of zucchini and ricotta is particularly tasty. For a refreshing lunch on the go in unrelenting summer heat, this sandwich is a great choice.

Grandaisy Bakery

Multiple Locations in Manhattan (map)

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