A Sandwich a Day: Avocado and Sweet Potato at Nectar

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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[Photograph: Stephanie Klose]

Nectar, the tiny sandwich, salad, and smoothie shop on Court Street in Cobble Hill, has plenty of meat-based dishes on the menu, but their inventive vegetarian sandwiches are where it's at. The avocado and sweet potato ($6.50) is filled with an array of vegetables, including the titular ingredients—plus tomato, sprouts, and red onion—but it's saved from spartan healthfulness by the additions of jack cheese and a spicy horseradish mustard vinaigrette. The toasted multigrain bread is sturdy enough to stand up to the fillings and tasty enough to eat on its own. A side of tangy, mayo-less slaw is the ideal accompaniment to a sandwich that manages to be both wholesome and indulgent, the perfect lunch for those days when you want the nutrient punch of a salad, but need something more.


198 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map) 718-855-6166