“People who love to eat are always the best people.” -Julia Child
No matter where you go in the world, there will never be anything that comes close to a good New York sandwich. Seriously-ask any New Yorker what NY does best and they will say, “food.” Pizza, sandwiches, or any type of food that involves bread or meat or cheese (ok, so like all of it) just tastes like home when it’s made in New York. Why? I’m not sure, but I’ve been told countless times it’s “because of the water,” whatever that means.
I’ve been around the world and have enjoyed incredible cuisine from all different cultures: Asian, Mediterranean, European. It’s fresh and delicious and perfect in every way. However, when my inner New Yorker craves a bacon, egg, and cheese on a bagel (usually after a night out), a west coast breakfast burrito or an assortment of all the exotic fruits in all the world can’t fill that void.
That is the kind of food I am speaking of when I say New York food is the best; it’s the so good but so bad for you kind, like these sandwiches you can find in Westchester:
1.) The Hashtag from Rocky’s Deli, Millwood.
- Hashbrowns, chicken cutlet, bacon, egg & cheese on a roll. Disgusting or delicious? Don’t knock it until you try it.
2.) Classic Corned Beef Sandwich from Epstein’s, Hartsdale.
- Hot corned beef. Extra mustard on that baby. #Kosher
3.) The Melt Away from Lange’s, Bronxville.
- Hot pastrami, melted Swiss, cole slaw and garlic mayo.
4.) The Pork-U-Pine from Melt Mobile food trucks.
- Cheddar, bbq pulled pork, caramelized onions, and sliced Dill pickles. SO CHEESY.
5.) Chicken Mini (Wednesdays only) from Silvio’s Restaurant & Pizza, Thornwood.
- So simple but so good, chicken minis are miniature versions of the daily chicken deluxe wedges put out by Silvio’s, with chicken cutlet, lettuce, tomato, dressing & mayo.
6.) BLTA Wrap from Valhalla Crossing, Valhalla.
- A giant whole wheat tortilla filled with crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, tomato & avocado and a hint of mayo.
7.) Classic Burrito from Sundance Deli, Pleasantville.
- Choose between chili meat, chicken, steak or vegetables. Stuffed with rice and beans, lettuce, cheese, guac., pico de gallo, sour cream & salsa.
8.) The D.O.A from Buon Amici, Scarsdale.
- With chicken cutlet, tomato, onion, jalapeno peppers, jack cheese & mayo, this panini is to die for (or die of).
9.) The French Onion from Melt Sandwich Shop, White Plains.
- Not to be confused with Melt Mobile, Melt Sandwich Shop gives French onion soup a run for its money with sliced steak, sautéed onions, gruyere cheese and au jus.
10.) The Original Boss from Gianfranco’s, Bedford Hills.
- Penne vodka AND chicken parm. It’s a dream come true.
11.) Pane (Brioche) & Gelato from Pane & Gelato, Eastchester.
- Creamy gelato + fresh baked brioche = the best ice cream sandwich ever.
12.) The Chickwich from Mason Sandwich Company, Eastchester.
- Forget chicken & waffles; how about buttermilk fried chicken with spicy maple syrup and pickles on a bun?
13.) The Stuffed Grilled Cheese from The Wooden Spoon, New Rochelle.
- A burger covered in mac & cheese and stuffed between two pieces of grilled Texas toast.
14.) The Godfather from Russo’s Deli, Ardsley.
- Italian cold cuts like salami, ham, pepperoni, and sopresatta (to name a few) and sharp provolone topped with hot peppers, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar on fresh baked bread from Arthur Ave.
15.) The Spicy Spy from Rocky’s Deli, Millwood.
- Rocky’s makes a comeback on the list for their spicy chicken cutlet, bacon, munster cheese and Russian dressing.
16.) The B Panini from Dante’s Deli, White Plains.
- Chicken cutlet, prosciutto, mozzarella, roasted peppers, EVOO and pesto, with balsamic on toasted ciabatta. Magnifico.