A Sandwich a Day: Shrimp Souvlaki at Snack Taverna

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: Robyn Lee]

"Souvlaki" is a term usually reserved for skewered grilled meat, sometimes fish, but at Snack Taverna in the West Village, you can get a Shrimp Souvlaki ($12) instead. It's a pita wrap sandwich dressed with not-too-briny taramasalata, crunchy romaine, red onion, and large hunks of warm, slightly grilled tomato.

The shrimp themselves are large, plentiful, and quite well cooked—tender and crisp with a bit of smokiness from the grill. They pick up some tomato juices on the way, which reduce to a proto-glaze for added flavor. It's messy eating for a sandwich, particularly if you take it to go, but the toasty pita still holds up to all the fillings.

Snack Taverna

63 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014 (map)

About the author: Max Falkowitz is the editor of Serious Eats: New York. You can follow him on Twitter at @maxfalkowitz.

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