When we first tried City Sandwich in Hell's Kitchen, we loved their crisp, sandwich-perfect crusty bread (from a Portuguese bakery in New Jersey), the unusual sausages they often use, and the general construction of their sandwiches: stuffed full but never overstuffed. The Portuguese bent of the menu comes through chef Michael Guerrieri, born in Naples but living for several years in Lisbon and many more in New York. "I have been working with the Portuguese community in New Jersey," the chef says, "to find those delicious ingredients I was surrounded by in Portugal since 1998."
They've recently launched a breakfast menu with a dozen sandwiches (as well as endless options for meat, cheese, and vegetable add-ons), made with either a thin omelet as the egg base or one with just egg whites.
While they initially planned to serve full-sized sandwiches, they've gone with smaller, 5"-ish breakfast sandwiches for $4.50 each. "Hopefully this will get some people off of McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts in the morning," said Guerrieri.
Check at the slideshow for a look at their breakfast sandwiches.
This post may contain links to Amazon or other partners; your purchases via these links can benefit Serious Eats. Read more about our affiliate linking policy.