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.
Conveniently within walking distance of Serious Eats Headquarters, Macaron Cafe's quaint little storefront is truly charming. The menu items are written on a chalkboard in dainty handwriting, and the first thing you see upon entry is a huge pastry case filled with sixteen beautifully hued types of macarons. But we were after the Norvegian ($7.75), a sandwich filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, and herbs. A classic combination done right, the salmon was fresh and not overwhelmed by the herby cream cheese, and the capers added a briny bite but not enough to turn off the caper-averse. The Filone bread, as thick-sliced as it looks, was extremely light and airy—which allowed for the delicious ingredients to really shine. The sandwich tasted great, and was devoured quickly by the SE staff. (Generally a sign of excellence.)