Nothing beats an Italian sub if you want to have something festive for lunch. With a portion of Italian ham, Genoa salami, mortadella, and a generous amount of mozzarella, this kind of sandwich makes it easier for a foodie to get lost in his terrain of succulent and savory thoughts.
Restaurants and deli that serve Italian sandwiches are slowly becoming extinct. Unlike a local Schnucks where you can find in almost every corner, you might need to get in touch with your inner Italian before you can find a great place that makes the perfect Italian sub.
Luckily, this is New York City and if a foodie gets lost in this area, chances are he will end up finding some of the amazing subs in existence. Check out this list.
1) Graham Ave Meats & Deli
Located in Williamsburg, this place has even the ambiance and setting of an Italian deli to the core. If you are a newbie that wishes to try the best seller, then “The Godfather” sandwich is what you would want to order. With three different meats in between a semolina topped with roasted peppers and basil, it is the homage to classic era of mob wars and gangsters.
2) La Panineria
Are you looking for a fabulous and unique Italian sub? If you are, then this deli in West Village can be the place you are looking for. With a menu item called “The Super Mario Sub”, you’d know that you are in for a quirky yet delicious sandwich experience. This sub may use the simplest Italian necessities like mozzarella, prosciutto, and tomatoes, but once you bite into it, you’d know you can die that instant as you have already tasted the best sandwich in your life.
3) Mike’s Deli
Old school and traditional, these words will be the suiting description you can call this quaint stand located behind the Arthur Ave Market Place in Belmont. But, never be deceived by the simple setup as it can offer a combo that makes your Italian dreams come true. Known as the “Big Mike’s Combo”, this sandwich has more than enough ham, salami, and mortadella to make a huge sub fit for a king.
4) The Original Sandwich Shoppe
A few steps from La Panineria in West Village, you will find this deli that offers a standout version of the Italian sub. While the combination does not stray away from the traditional fillings like Genoa salami, provolone, prosciutto, the addition of the red pepper sauce in between a hot and toasty baguette can be the cherry on top.