A Sandwich A Day: Chicken Shawarma from Karam Restaurant

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]

I'd long thought chicken shawarma was pretty much, well, chicken shawarma—once you had not-dry meat and not-stale pita, it'd always be reasonably good. But when I asked Adam Kuban to recommend one sandwich in Bay Ridge, he insisted I try the chicken shawarma ($6) from Karam on Fourth Avenue. The man knows a winning sandwich when he tastes one. The juicy shreds of spit-roasted chicken are as good as you could hope for, but it's the lemon-garlic sauce, pungent enough to stay on your breath for hours, that makes this sandwich a real knockout.

Karam Restaurant

8519 4th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11209 (map) 718-745-5227 ‎