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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    Georgia's Eastside BBQ

    192 Orchard St.

    Lower East Side

    Cuisine: Barbeque

    $$

    Whether you’re a homesick Georgia transplant or a jaded Lower East Side tenant, Georgia's Eastside offers the kind of stick-to-your-ribs soul food everyone craves on a winter day. 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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    Piccolo Cafè

    157 Third Ave.

    Gramercy

    Cuisine: Italian

    $

    Most of their business is takeout, and if you do eat in, the utensils and plates are plastic, but with truffle egg sandwiches, homemade tiramisù, and daily specials like zucchini Parmesan on the menu, who could care? Coffee snobs will be pleased to know that the organic beans imported from Trieste can be had nowhere else in the U.S. 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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