I was at Panino'tecca 275 in Brooklyn yesterday, and (as I was eating one of my favorite sandwiches) I started compiling a list of my favorite sandwiches in the city. Here it is, in no particular order. Note that I work around Park and 26th street, so many of the choices are around the Grammercy/Flatiron area.
BLT from Scopa to Go (28th b/t park and mad). Too expensive, but so good.
Tuna Melt on rye from Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop (5th ave. b/t 22nd and 23rd). What they do with tuna, rye, and american cheese is nothing short of alchemy.
Egg Salad with Bacon from Eisenberg's. Ditto.
Bahn Mi #1 from Bahn Mi So 1 on Broome b/t Mott and Elizabeth. For the record, this is my wife's favorite sandwich ever.
Italian Tuna sandwich from 'Wich Craft. Another that is a little too expensive, but you'll never find tuna treated so well - crusty bread, black olives and preserved lemon suit the pink italian tuna perfectly.
Mujadarra Sandwich from Kalustyan's. So good. I'm tempted to put this one on twice. For the unitiated, Mujadarra is a lentil, bulgar and fried onion mix that is out-of-this world. If you haven't left your desk yet, do so now.
Artichoke, Fontina, Roasted Garlic, and Sopresseta panino from Panino'tecca 275 on Smith Street in Brooklyn. You should take the f train there this saturday and have this with a glass of wine. (note: this wasn't as good yesterday as it had been in the past and the bread seemed different - anyone else notice a change?)
Chicken Shwarma from Zaytoon's on Smith Street in brooklyn. Heaven on a pita.
Falafel Sandwich from Rainbow Falafel on 19th Street. More coriander than most falafel I've had, and very, very good.
Shack Burger from Shake Shack in Madison Square Park. Don't roll your eyes - it's the tastiest non-fancy-pants burger I think I've ever had. (note: the shack sauce seems really garlicky this year - I prefered it when it was more like normal "special sauce" - anyone else find this?)