A Sandwich a Day: Cauliflower Sandwich at Animals
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.
Cauliflower sandwiches are a tricky sell, but the one on Animals' menu was hard to resist: curried cauliflower in large chunks, walnut paté, pickled onions, frisée, cucumber, mint and hot sauce (mayo made with puréed cauliflower).
Like its Pulled Bacon counterpart, this sandwich is dominated by a chewy baguette that struggles to hold its fillings. But bready issues aside, the mild flavor of the cauliflower takes well to the curry spices, a subtle sweetness that balances out the nutty paté and slightly tangy onions. With cool mint and cucumber, and creamy mayo, this is a surprisingly complex vegetarian sandwich that delivers on its promises. At $10, it's on the smaller side, but you could always ask for extra animal crackers if it's just not enough.
Animals doesn't have a phone line or website yet, but is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.
138 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009 (map)