Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 19 Sandwiches in NYC That Bring the Heat

A little kick can turn an alright sandwich into a great one. Be it a swipe of harissa, a topping of pickled peppers, or a dose of chilies cooked down with meat or cheese, spice adds balance and highlights that may otherwise be missing.

When we think about spiced-up sandwiches, we're not looking for those that blow our faces off with heat. Rather, we're after subtle and smart uses of chilies and hot spices that tickle our tongues and send us back for our bite.

Okay, and sometimes we want to blow our faces off, too.

So here are our picks for 19 sandwiches that bring a little heat along for the ride. See them all in the slideshow above or jump straight to what looks tastiest below.

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