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.
Panade Cafe has a tiny storefront that's quite easy to miss as you walk by. I'm a huge fan of their fresh cream puffs (particularly the raspberry), but they also serve sandwiches with some classic fillings—turkey, prosciutto, ham—on "bread" that's really just a larger puff. They're sold by half ($4.00) or full ($7.00) with the option of a plain or an herb puff with dried oregano and basil.
Paired with spinach and creamy avocado, the turkey sandwich needs something to up the flavor a bit, but we like the Parma prosciutto sandwich. The meats and cheeses are from Italian specialty store Di Palo, explaining the high quality of both; the balsamic vinaigrette adds a bit of acid against the salty meat. That it's all on a puff just makes it more fun.