A Sandwich a Day: The Norvegian from Macaron Cafe

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.


[Photo: Carey Jones]

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.)

Macaron Cafe

161 West 36th Street, New York NY 10018 (map) (212) 564-3525