A Sandwich a Day: Sigmund Pretzel Shop's Smoked Salmon with Dill Cream Cheese

A Sandwich a Day

A new sandwich every day.

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.


[Photograph: Ava McAlpin]

I entered Sigmund Pretzel Shop planning to order the roast beef, horseradish and red onion pretzel sandwich ($7), but they didn't have it that day. I wasn't too disappointed, because the intense humidity that day made roast beef seem a little too heavy—their smoked salmon sandwich (also $7) appealed quite a bit more.

It turns out that soft pretzels offer a delicious, and marginally lighter, alternative to the traditional bagel used for a cream cheese nova sandwich. Sigmund's lathers on a dill-flavored cream cheese, and cucumbers add a cooling touch. The salmon is slightly too salty, however, and masks some of the pretzel flavor. Luckily the sandwich pretzels are only lightly dusted with salt or else it would have been overkill on the saline. Although a pretzel sandwich may offer more of a meal, I think I still prefer them simply as a snack with one of Sigmund's free dip options that let the perfect, chewy twists shine.

Sigmund Pretzel Shop

29 Avenue B, New York NY 10009 (map) 646-410-0333