A Sandwich a Day: Lani Kai's Cheddar-Egg Sandwich

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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Served at both lunch and brunch, Lani Kai's Egg Sandwich ($9) is a simple, no-fuss classic done well. Toasted white bread and two fried eggs, complete with lightly browned and crisp edges, meet a generous helping of melted cheddar cheese; there's a smother of aioli on one side, with Bibb lettuce and thinly sliced red onions to top. Satisfying but not excessively rich, it's paired with your choice of green salad or chips; we prefer the latter, well-salted purple and white taro chips.

Lani Kai

525 Broome Street, New York NY 10013 (map) 646-596-8778