GUIDE: New York

Sandwich Specialists

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    Cipriani Le Specialità

    110 E. 42nd St.

    Midtown West

    Cuisine: Italian

    $$

    For breakfast, lunch or an early dinner, La Spcialità makes it easy to trade the brown bag for a picnic in the piazza. READ REVIEW

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    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

    700 West 125th St.

    Harlem

    Cuisine: Barbeque

    $$

    When you arrive you’ll find the best barbecue in town, or at least you’ll encounter the most fun you can have while eating barbecue anywhere in town. Find a seat at one of the picnic tables and as the sign says, “If you leave hungry, it’s your fault.” READ REVIEW

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    Hank's Juicy Beef

    84 Chambers St.

    Tribeca

    Cuisine: Sandwich

    $

    The man behind the meat is Henry Tibensky, a Chicago-area native who found himself in NYC over a decade ago with no place to score the beloved Italian beef sandwiches that were a staple during his youth in Oak Park, Illinois. READ REVIEW

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    Hill Country

    30 W. 26th St.

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Barbeque

    $$

    Hill Country has become the superlative city ’cue, its Texas dry-rub style—smoked “low and slow” over post oak—even making some critics’ national best barbecue lists. READ REVIEW

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    Hill Country Chicken

    1123 Broadway

    Flatiron

    Cuisine: Barbeque, Southern

    $$

    Marc Glosserman's respite for homesick Texans took Manhattan by storm with Hill Country Barbecue back in 2007 and still goes strong, channeling his father’s Lone Star roots. READ REVIEW

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    Mile End Delicatessen

    97A Hoyt St.

    Boerum Hill

    Cuisine: Deli

    $$

    Montreal’s Jewish delis are famous for their fatty, oak-smoked slabs of pastrami. Try some with a side of poutine, knowing “you won't find a bigger or more satisfying heap of grease, salt, protein, and starch anywhere in Boerum Hill.”—Village Voice READ REVIEW

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    Murray's Cheese Bar

    264 Bleecker St.

    West Village

    Cuisine: American, New American

    $$

    Already a beloved NYC institution—75 years and counting—in 2012 Murray’s Cheese Shop opened up the Cheese Bar a few doors down on Bleecker Street. From summer salads to pulled pork–pimento mac and cheese, cheese gets the spotlight. And what a compelling, delicious star it is. READ REVIEW

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    Num Pang

    Multiple Locations:
    Financial District, Financial District

    Cuisine: Cambodian, Sandwich

    $

    There aren’t a lot of Cambodian places in New York (like one, now that Kampuchea has closed), so drop by this “cheerful little café” that has “eight stools, a couple stand-up counters, and a rotating roster of sandwiches, from peppercorn catfish to hoisin meatballs.”New York magazine READ REVIEW

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    Sarge's Deli

    548 Third Ave.

    Murray Hill

    Cuisine: Deli, Sandwich

    $$$

    Those who delight in the intricacies of classic, New York–style Jewish deli are in luck, as this is one of the last remaining spots that braises a brisket better than anyone’s grandma. And if you’ve never tried it, well, there’s no better time than now to get initiated into a whole new kind of comfort cuisine. READ REVIEW


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