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.

related venues
Xi'an Famous Foods 24 W 45th St, New York, NY
Desi Galli 101 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
Taim 45 Spring St., New York, NY
Xe Máy Sandwich Shop 96 Saint Marks Pl, New York, NY
Dominique Ansel Bakery 189 Spring St, New York, NY
Uni One Gourmet Deli 3153 Broadway, New York, NY
Xi'an Famous Foods 67 Bayard St., New York, NY
Thelewala 112 Macdougal St, New York, NY
The Queens Kickshaw 4017 Broadway, Astoria, NY
Tacos Morelos Avenue A, New York, NY
Xi'an Famous Foods 81 Saint Marks Pl., New York, NY
Estrellita Poblana III 2328 Arthur Ave, The Bronx, NY
Usha Foods Inc. 255-03 Hillside Avenue, Floral park, NY
El Mariachi Restaurant 3311 Broadway, Astoria, NY
109 Gourmet Deli 990 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY
Olympic Pita 58 W 38th St, New York, NY
Xi'an Famous Foods 41-28 Main St., Flushing, NY
Biryani Cart 46th St & 6th Ave, New York, NY
Taim 222 Waverly Pl., New York, NY
The Smile 26 Bond St, New York, NY
Bite 335 Lafayette St., New York, NY
Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop 129 Rivington St, New York, NY
Shopsins General Store 120 Essex St, New York, NY

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