Sometimes the simplest deli sandwiches are the best. The trick? Stick to what that deli does best. At Leo's Latticini in Corona, one of the neighborhood's last bastions of Italian American food culture, that means great fresh mozzarella.
Pisillo Italian Panini is a Financial District deli we already know do huge, tasty sandwiches. The Roma, with porchetta, mozzeralla, and show-stealing pickled peppers, keeps the deli's winning streak going.
The Blue Ribbon from Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is the restaurant's first foray into the world of fried chicken sandwiches. With a good crust and spicy peppers, it certainly has something to offer.
Papa John's Deli on City Island may not serve up the seafood shack fare the maritime community is known for, but its sandwiches are way better.
Like the chupacabra, the perfect goat sandwich remains elusive, but if you're looking for a taste of the stuff in midtown, now you know where to go.
In the land of the steam table deli, The Picnic Basket proudly focuses on fresh, healthy food. Their sandwiches, largely updated deli classics, are a worthwhile option for a lunch around Harold Square.
Lightly smoked tuna, wasabi cream cheese, crunchy pearls of flying fish roe—there's a lot going on in this sandwich, but it's excellent.
At over a foot long, the sandwiches at Pisillo Italian Panini certainly delivers on size. The Cagliari, with sopressata and artichoke hearts, delivers flavor to match the heft.
In the depths of winter each year, when most of us are clutching yet another bowl of soup, the wizards at 'wichcraft somehow manage to unleash a roster of new sandwiches that make the best of the season's offerings. We tried them all and found much to talk about.
Blue Olive is a neat place to have near Grand Central for some specialty groceries and a quick lunch. But be sure to check your order before you leave.
You won't find many frills at A&A Coffee Shop. What you will find is a tasty, affordable breakfast lunch, and that's good enough for me.
A fat sandwich is what you get when you cross a burger and/or a cheese steak and/or a gyro and/or bacon and/or eggs and/or dump on a sports bar appetizer platter—namely mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, and fries—and douse it all in a sauce or two.
Untamed Sandwiches recently opened near Bryant Park, where they're specializing in hefty braised meat sandwiches with a selection of beer and wine.
Trust Coppelia to get fried chicken right. The cutlet in this Torta de Milanesa ($9.95) is juicy and greaselessly crisp. On top go creamy black beans, creamier guacamole, a delicately smoky chipotle mayo, gooey, salty cheese, and strips of fresh lettuce and roasted green chili.
Some days, nothing will do but a greasy sandwich. And should you find yourself wandering the East Village on such a day, JoeDough would be a good start. The tiny shop sticks outlandish versions of classic sandwiches, and their Breakfast Sandwich elevates the basic bacon, egg, and cheese just enough to make its $6 price tag count.
Finding a good deli in Midtown is notoriously difficult. Could Park Italian Gourmet, with its Little Italy charm and no-frills decor, make sandwiches better than the ubiquitous steam table joint competition?
Ayvalık Tost is a popular Turkish sandwich, named for the Aegean resort town, containing some variation of sausage, more sausage, cheese, tomato, pickle, and Ayvalık bread. Luckily, if you ever feel such a craving locally, there's a place in Midtown that can help you out.
While the sandwiches as Melange all generally left a bit to be desired, it's a solid spot for the area, and considering the prices, a reasonably good value, too.