A Sandwich A Day: Rosemary White Bean Spread at The Smile

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.


[Photo: Robyn Lee]

Even to a bean-lover like myself, a white bean sandwich doesn't necessarily sound promising; you've got to dress up beans a lot before they're a filling that's strongly flavored enough to shine between two pieces of bread. But that's just what The Smile does with their Rosemary White Bean Spread sandwich ($10.50). The tender beans meet rosemary and a good bit of lemon and salt for a taste that's vibrant and sandwich-worthy, helped further by marinated Swiss chard and tomato jam. On multigrain bread, it's substantial and hearty without resorting to meat or cheese—a nice option for vegetarians or for anyone else.

The Smile

26 Bond Street, New York NY 10012 (map) 646-329-5836 thesmilenyc.com