A Sandwich a Day: The Classic Chicken Salad at Oro Bakery

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.

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[Photo: Robyn Lee]

I went to Oro Bakery for the sweet sausage sandwich, but alas, I went too early. Only served after 5 p.m., this sandwich was out of my reach for now. So, I turned to the man behind the counter; what would he recommend as a good substitute? He spoke highly of the Classic Chicken Salad ($7.50) sandwich, so I had to have it.

This sandwich was a winner. The chicken salad had a mayonnaise dressing, but not too much of it, which was definitely to my taste. There was a little mustard as well, adding a nice zing and keeping the salad from being too creamy. The bread was airy and looked great, and had a nice chew. And the chicken was in giant chunks, making for quite a substantial meal. This is a large sandwich, and is a bit difficult to compose into a coherent bite—but it is delicious even as it crumbles slightly onto your plate.

Oro Bakery and Bar

375 Broome Street, New York NY 10013 (map) 212-941-6368