Searching For The Best Sandwich

sand⋅wich –noun Two or more slices of bread or the like with a layer of meat, fish, cheese, etc., between each pair. Trying to find the best sandwich out there!
New York City: Ditch Dog at Ditch Plains
This is one over the top, wonderful creation. I always had cut up hot dogs in my mac n cheese as a kid so I’m surprised I never thought to reverse it like this! The hot dog itself had such a good char and crispy snap with a very juicy inside. On top, the mac n cheese was very creamy and delicious!
http://ditch-plains.com/

New York City: Ditch Dog at Ditch Plains

This is one over the top, wonderful creation. I always had cut up hot dogs in my mac n cheese as a kid so I’m surprised I never thought to reverse it like this! The hot dog itself had such a good char and crispy snap with a very juicy inside. On top, the mac n cheese was very creamy and delicious!

http://ditch-plains.com/

New York City: Everything Bagel with Lox and Cream cheese from Terrace Bagels
The bagel itself was great and chewy, but the ratio of lox to cream cheese was off, too much cheese and not enough lox.

New York City: Everything Bagel with Lox and Cream cheese from Terrace Bagels

The bagel itself was great and chewy, but the ratio of lox to cream cheese was off, too much cheese and not enough lox.

New York City: Eggs Ranchero at ‘wichcraft
On paper this sounded delicious (eggs, black beans, guajillo chili crema, queso fresco, avocado), but in execution it was very flat in flavor, and the eggs were cold and rubbery.
http://www.wichcraftnyc.com/

New York City: Eggs Ranchero at ‘wichcraft

On paper this sounded delicious (eggs, black beans, guajillo chili crema, queso fresco, avocado), but in execution it was very flat in flavor, and the eggs were cold and rubbery.

http://www.wichcraftnyc.com/

New York City: An Offer You Can’t Refuse at Pizza Plus
Good proportions on this massive Italian sandwich. The creamy Italian dressing had nice flavor, and the bread was really good and chewy. The only complaint is the tomato and lettuce didn’t add much taste wise and kind of made the ingredients slide out a lot.
http://www.pizzaplusmenu.com/

New York City: An Offer You Can’t Refuse at Pizza Plus

Good proportions on this massive Italian sandwich. The creamy Italian dressing had nice flavor, and the bread was really good and chewy. The only complaint is the tomato and lettuce didn’t add much taste wise and kind of made the ingredients slide out a lot.

http://www.pizzaplusmenu.com/

Everywhere: BLT with Cheese at Cracker Barrel
Not a good one here, the cheese was cold American, and overall didn’t taste like much when you put it all together.
http://www.crackerbarrel.com/

Everywhere: BLT with Cheese at Cracker Barrel

Not a good one here, the cheese was cold American, and overall didn’t taste like much when you put it all together.

http://www.crackerbarrel.com/

New York City: Short Rib at Bergen Dean Sandwich Shop
The second sandwich I’ve had from here and they did not disappoint. While not as good as the Porchetta, the meat was tender, and had a nice mix of sweet and spice from the peppers and beets. As mentioned before, one of the best parts here is still the bread, wonderfully soft and chewy!

New York City: Short Rib at Bergen Dean Sandwich Shop

The second sandwich I’ve had from here and they did not disappoint. While not as good as the Porchetta, the meat was tender, and had a nice mix of sweet and spice from the peppers and beets. As mentioned before, one of the best parts here is still the bread, wonderfully soft and chewy!

New York City: Tuna Melt at Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop
A classic NYC spot, this sandwich appears on a lot of best lists. The bread was perfectly buttery and toasted, and the tuna itself was flavorful, and very smooth. If you want to do this right, mix it with an egg cream soda. The old school lunch counter atmosphere here makes it even better!
http://eisenbergsnyc.com/

New York City: Tuna Melt at Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop

A classic NYC spot, this sandwich appears on a lot of best lists. The bread was perfectly buttery and toasted, and the tuna itself was flavorful, and very smooth. If you want to do this right, mix it with an egg cream soda. The old school lunch counter atmosphere here makes it even better!

http://eisenbergsnyc.com/


New York City: Beef Meatball with Mozzarella and Pesto at The Meatball Shop
Of all the combinations I’ve had here, this is my favorite. The beef meatballs I found more moist and flavorful than the pork ones, and then add that delicious pesto and you’ve got a seriously great sandwich!
http://www.themeatballshop.com/

New York City: Beef Meatball with Mozzarella and Pesto at The Meatball Shop

Of all the combinations I’ve had here, this is my favorite. The beef meatballs I found more moist and flavorful than the pork ones, and then add that delicious pesto and you’ve got a seriously great sandwich!

http://www.themeatballshop.com/

New York City: Lavo Burger at Lavo
The meat itself was a little dry but overall it had nice flavor. Garlic aioli was a nice touch, bacon was well cooked, and the bun was nice as well which is rarely the case by the time you get to eat a take out order!
http://lavony.com/

New York City: Lavo Burger at Lavo

The meat itself was a little dry but overall it had nice flavor. Garlic aioli was a nice touch, bacon was well cooked, and the bun was nice as well which is rarely the case by the time you get to eat a take out order!

http://lavony.com/

New York City: Mortadella, Capicola, Salami, and Provolone at Park Italian Gourmet
Since the sandwiches you get here are up to you to come up with, they will be as good as your creation is. However, when they make it, they always have solid ratios of ingredients, and great chewy soft bread. This place is a great no frills, fresh and reliable deli option.

New York City: Mortadella, Capicola, Salami, and Provolone at Park Italian Gourmet

Since the sandwiches you get here are up to you to come up with, they will be as good as your creation is. However, when they make it, they always have solid ratios of ingredients, and great chewy soft bread. This place is a great no frills, fresh and reliable deli option.

New York City: Cold Henry at Angela’s Sandwich Shop
While this place gets credit for being one of the few fresh made to order sandwich spots near my office in Midtown, this sandwich fell short. The meat was turkey and pepperoni but really just tasted like the pepperoni. The chipotle mayo was weak as well, I really hoped for more spice there. The bread was really good though!

New York City: Cold Henry at Angela’s Sandwich Shop

While this place gets credit for being one of the few fresh made to order sandwich spots near my office in Midtown, this sandwich fell short. The meat was turkey and pepperoni but really just tasted like the pepperoni. The chipotle mayo was weak as well, I really hoped for more spice there. The bread was really good though!

New York City: Coscia at Toasties
Prosciutto and Mozzarella sandwiches should normally be kept simple to let those flavors shine. On this they added lettuce which was completely unneeded and only muddled the taste. Both the prosciutto and mozzarella didn’t seem very fresh, and the tomato spread I never even tasted. 
http://www.toastiesnyc.com/

New York City: Coscia at Toasties

Prosciutto and Mozzarella sandwiches should normally be kept simple to let those flavors shine. On this they added lettuce which was completely unneeded and only muddled the taste. Both the prosciutto and mozzarella didn’t seem very fresh, and the tomato spread I never even tasted.

http://www.toastiesnyc.com/

Everywhere: Firecracker Chicken at Uno Pizzeria
Not a great sandwich overall. The spice flavor of the sauce was best part, but the chicken did have a nice char. The guacamole however looked and tasted kind of old and browning.
http://www.unos.com/

Everywhere: Firecracker Chicken at Uno Pizzeria

Not a great sandwich overall. The spice flavor of the sauce was best part, but the chicken did have a nice char. The guacamole however looked and tasted kind of old and browning.

http://www.unos.com/

New York City: Turkey Breast Club at Treehaus
I’ve been coming here a lot lately, but this was the first semi-miss I’ve had from Treehaus. It wasn’t very flavorful, most of the taste came from the pepper mayo. Nice texture from the bacon and onion but there was way too much turkey.
http://www.treehausnyc.com/

New York City: Turkey Breast Club at Treehaus

I’ve been coming here a lot lately, but this was the first semi-miss I’ve had from Treehaus. It wasn’t very flavorful, most of the taste came from the pepper mayo. Nice texture from the bacon and onion but there was way too much turkey.

http://www.treehausnyc.com/