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.
The curried chicken salad sandwich ($10.95) at Sweet Melissa is a fall special, a deviation from their usual tarragon chicken salad. Studded with currants, the blend had a very prominent (and very tasty) curry flavor, but was overall a little too sweet for my taste. (Maybe to be expected from a pint-sized bakery that excels in sweet pastries and desserts.) Still, the chicken chunks were moist and tender, and the croissant on which the sandwich was served was an excellent vehicle for the messy salad filling. The croissant wasn't quite flaky enough to be my ideal breakfast pastry, but the slightly more solid construction was just right for sandwich purposes.