We talk an awful lot about sandwiches on Serious Eats; and it's little surprise that some of this city's best restaurants make mighty fine sandwiches. But for an everyday lunch, you don't want a $15 lamb sandwich, no matter how good it is—you want to hand over a few bucks and get something awesome in return.
So here, we present you with our favorite sandwiches, six bucks and under. Lamb and vegetarian, Trinidadian and Vietnamese, prosciutto-laden and fried to a crisp: it's all in the slideshow above.
Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.
Pate Thit Nuong at Ba Xuyen, Sunset Park »
Doubles at Ali's Trinidad Roti Shop, Bed-Stuy »
The Super Hero from Joe's Italian Deli, the Bronx »
Egg and Potato at Salumeria Biellese, Garment District »
The Mujadara from Kalustyan's, Murray Hill »
Roaster Beef at Roll-n-Roaster, Sheepshead Bay »
Pork Burger at Xi'an Famous Foods, Flushing, Chinatown, East Village »
Tortas in the Flatiron »
Sesame Pancakes at Prosperity Dumpling, Chinatown »
BZ Grill's Gyro, Astoria »
Fried Pimento Cheese at Hill Country Chicken, Flatiron »
Chicken Shawarma from Karam Restaurant, Bay Ridge »
Eggplant Egg Sandwich at Farm on Adderley, Ditmas Park »
Pernil Sandwich at El Gran Castillo de Jagua, Prospect Heights »
'Panini Sandwiches' at Rose & Joe's Italian Bakery, Astoria »
Fresh Ham Sandwich at La Taza de Oro, Chelsea »
Fried Cauliflower at Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma, Union Square »
Sesame Pancakes at Vanessa's Dumpling House, Chinatown »
Roast Duck Bun in Flushing »
Ham and Avocado from 'wichcraft »
Cuban Sandwich at Margon, Midtown »
Hawallan Tortas at Puebla Mini Mart, Sunset Park »
Mumbai Xpress's 'Grilled Cheese,' Floral Park »
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