A Sandwich a Day: Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Tomato at Westville West

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.


This is an "after" shot; trust us that it was tasty, despite how strange cheese looks after a trip to the office to photo, okay? [Photograph: Shell Tu]

It may not come from the Milk Truck, and it may not have any unusual cheese combinations, but the grilled cheese sandwich at Westville West (one of three Westville establishments on the island) can certainly hold its own against New York's other melty sandwich options.

The sandwich comes on a base of what Westville refers to as a "Portuguese muffin," basically an English muffin that has traded in its chewy texture for one softer, lighter, and ultimately more bready. Its mix of cheddar and gouda is rich without feeling fancified, and the addition of bacon adds to the juicy-greasy factor (though really, not in a bad way). The bacon is thick-cut and smoky, echoing the char on the muffin's edges. Your best bet is to eat it in-store. While a grab-and-go style lunch may be enticing on a busy day, the cheese grease and bacon fat tend to render the muffin soggy and flat.

Westville West

210 West 10th Street, New York NY 10014 (map) 212-741-7971