Slideshow: Staff Picks: New Sandwich Finds in NYC That Have Us Inspired

Tuesday Night Patty Melt at Parm
Tuesday Night Patty Melt at Parm
Parm has a new Tuesday night special, a patty melt that's just awesome. They cook it to a perfect medium rare without me having to tell them, and the beef has some great funk. Though I do wish the bread were a little thinner, it comes with these amazing potatoes that are salt-boiled, smashed, and fried into crisp bites of utter deliciousness.—Ed Levine

Parm: 248 Mulberry Street, New York NY 10012 (map); 212-993-7189; parmnyc.com

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Shakshuka Sandwich from Taboonette
Shakshuka Sandwich from Taboonette
This is the sandwich Max brought into the office one morning that turned into all of us canceling our plans to go to Taboonette for dinner that same night. Usually served in a heavy cast-iron pan for breakfast, shakshuka here comes in a pita body. And it's an excellent pita body: airy and soft but thick enough to not sog up despite the hearty, sloppy-in-a-good-way fillings. Egg and soft, roasted tomatoes that are deeply spiced with garlic, onion, and harissa. Shakshuka you can eat with your hands!—Erin Zimmer

Taboonette: 30 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003 (map); 212-510-7881; taboonette.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Short Rib Panini at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Short Rib Panini at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
I spend a lot of time thinking about the Slow Roasted Short Rib Panini ($18) at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. It's so obscenely rich that I don't know if I could eat more than a quarter of one at a time—the inch-think slab of slow-roasted short rib is insane, and the copious amount of melted gorgonzola only boosts it. An onion agrodolce is sweet and sour enough to cut all that richness a little. It's a crazy creation, but honestly one that stole my heart.—Carey Jones

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria: 53 Great Jones Street, New York, NY 10012 (map); 212-837-2622; ilbucovineria.com

[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Broccoli Rabe Hero at Buon Appetit
Broccoli Rabe Hero at Buon Appetit
Though Buon Appetit isn't my favorite Astoria deli, it does make what may be my favorite Astoria sandwich, a 12-inch hero stuffed with fresh mozz and perfectly tender-but-bright broccoli rabe. The sweet, bitter greens are well washed with olive oil and spiked with enough chili and garlic to keep vampires away. It's a powerful but balanced sandwich that shows just how good simple greens, tender cheese, and a few seasonings can be.—Max Falkowitz

Buon Appetit: 36-12 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria NY 11105 (map) 718-726-2794; buonappetitny.com

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz]

Lengua Cemita from El Tenampa
Lengua Cemita from El Tenampa
I first wrote about El Tenampa's lengua cemita last November. The Internet's response: hollow silence. Well. I'M NOT GIVING UP ON SPREADING THE GOOD WORD OF LENGUA CEMITA. I ate one last weekend and it was still as awesome as ever.—Robyn Lee

El Tenampa: 706 4th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11232 (map); 718-369-7508

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Soft Shell Crab Banh Mi Hackwich
Soft Shell Crab Banh Mi Hackwich
Of course the most magical sandwich to arrive in my life this year was the soft shell crab banh mi from Great NY Noodletown (the crab) and Banh Mi Saigon (the banh mi). The full story of how this got madeBen Fishner

[Photograph: Dave Katz]