A Sandwich A Day: The Arctic Char at No. 7 Sub

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: Kathy YL Chan]

Now, judging from the mad scientist sandwiches which No. 7 Sub is best known for, you didn't think this would be just an Arctic Char Sandwich ($9), did you? Of course not. Here, the arctic char is poached in olive oil until it's silky and tender—an effortless bite. It's stuffed tight into their soft, wheaty (and slightly sweet) custom-made loaf, with hummus on the bottom where one would ordinarily expect mayo. A smatter of crisp fried shallots offer a fragrant and needed crunch factor, and sweet shishito peppers are piled right in for a truly kooky combination that's still somehow tasty. The only complaint one could have is the lack of texture—except for the fried shallots, it's a soft, soft sandwich. But with all those flavors in simultaneous action, that's a complaint that can be easily forgiven.

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No. 7 Sub

1188 Broadway, New York NY 10001 (map) 212-532-1680