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.
The falafel ($5.75) at The Falafel Shop may be petite, but it's far from delicate. The small falafel balls, spaced evenly through the depth of the pita pocket, have a substantial crunch and tender, moist innards full of herb and spice. Accompanying tahini is especially fine and rich, and it's brought to life by the crunch of thinly sliced cornichons. As for the pita, it's poofy and fresh, substantial enough to keep the sandwich together but pillowy and light. One quibble: we'd like to see that pita served warm.
This is a smaller sandwich than nearby Taim's gutbusting version, but it's a filling lunch all the same.