A Sandwich a Day: Veselka's Reuben at Veselka

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.


[Photograph: Craig Cavallo]

On Veselka's Reuben ($12.95), a manageable amount of thinly sliced Krakovska, a lightly smoked sausage not unlike bologna or mortadella, replaces the traditional mountain of corned beef. Veselka gets theirs from nearby J. Baczynsky's Meat Market, and then adds the usual suspects of sauerkraut and Russian dressing. Swiss cheese shows up in a double dose and anchors everything to two pieces of seeded seven grain bread.

It's a cheesy, vinegary, and porky take on the classic. Not as weighty as some others, and just as satisfying.


Locations in the East Village and on the Lower East Side