Whether you are feeling really hungry, looking for something large enough to split with a friend for lunch or are simply looking for big sandwiches to feed your hard working NYC movers, there are a few establishments you want to check out that are well-known for the massive size of their sandwiches. You won’t gobble your lunch up and stare at your plate, wondering where it all went. You will know when you just ate a sandwich from one of the following places. That is, if you can actually finish the entire thing!
854 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Founded in 1937, the Carnegie Deli has become a landmark of the city, and it sure didn’t get its reputation by selling small portions. Their gargantuan sandwiches come stuffed with at least one full pound of meat, and they are primarily known for their corned beef, brisket and pastrami.
Washington Heights, NY 10034
When Serious Eats, My Fox New York, The New York Times, Manhattan Times, The Village Voice and Gothamist all sing the praises of sandwiches at the same restaurant, you know something has to be good. They are well-known for the Venezuelan Patacones. Unfold the foil wrapper to a huge sandwich made with chewy fried green plantains instead of bread and stuffed with a myriad of optional ingredients, like shredded beef, fried cheese, roasted pork, carne aside, grilled steak and more.
105 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
Before Alidoro moved in, Alessandro Gualandi, a phenomenal Italian sandwich maker, once found his place here in his own venue, known as Melampo. The name may be different, but the sandwiches are the same. Although all their sandwiches are pieces of art, the Romeo appears to be about a mile high. There is no neat way of eating this sandwich, so expect to make a mess. If you are looking to impress your date, order something different. The Romeo is stuffed full of smoked chicken breast, arugula, M. bel paese and hot peppers.
Defonte’s Sandwich Shop
261 3rd St.
New York, NY 10010
This is a simple restaurant with a friendly owner. This place is consistent, so you won’t have an extra-large and delicious sandwich one time and then go back a week later to order the same thing and walk away disappointed. Sandwiches are made to order on their freshly baked Italian bread. They have both cold and hot options, with the Hot Roast Beef being a favorite, stuffed with roast beef, fried eggplant, fresh mozzarella and natural jus.
205 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10002
Chances are good that if you ask your NYC movers about Katz’s Delicatessen, you will see mouths water. This establishment is known all over the city for their mouth-watering pastrami. The meat is tender with a peppery, flaky crust, and there is a lot of it! Be warned though, this place attracts a lot of tourists, so if you are happy to get a table, you may be waiting a long time. Take out is always quicker!
Where do you enjoy the biggest sandwiches in NYC?
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