Carnegie Deli describes itself as a sub and sandwich deli, however the sandwich we’re all familiar with takes on an entirely different format, more akin to a wedge than a 2-slice bread-and-butter job. Fillings range from grilled knockwurst, hot sauerkraut, muenster cheese and the infamous fresh green pickles, along with salmon, sturgeon, cream cheese and onions, beckoning you to create your own monster sub or sandwich. Still have room for more? Try a slice of the formidable Seven Layer Chocolate Cheesecake – you’ll never feel like eating again!
Specializing in sandwiches and subs, the Meatball Shop is unique in that they literally create their own balls from scratch. Fusions include jambalaya with andouille sausage, spicy buffalo chicken, and pork with cherry peppers. Black Trumpet Mushroom Risotto and Romaine Salad present tasty alternatives to bread and balls – all served in the contemporary, yet rustic style which has made The Meatball Shop a favorite with locals.
Yukon Gold potatoes are the secret to the popularity of Pommes Frite’s popular fries, but it’s the plethora of toppings that really make this place special. Every variant of mayonnaise you can think of is available for tailoring your fries to taste. Wasabi? You got it. Lemon Dill Mayo? They serve it. The War Sauce ( peanut satay and raw onion) sounds controversial, but proves popular with the regulars.
Coal-fired, brick oven pizza baking doesn’t come any more authentic than at Brooklyn-based Grimaldi’s, where they’ve been creating home-baked, stone-baked pizzas for decades. Choose from authentic toppings such as Basil, Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Roasted Peppers, along with a selection of cured meats to create the ultimate bespoke pizza, which is then cooked before you within the huge capacity oven. The wine list includes Bolla and Chianti – perfect for washing down a simple, but delicious Italian Calzone.
The Shack Burger is almost as iconic a New York landmark as the Empire State, only it’s edible, competitively low-priced, and rivals the big-brand burger chains when it comes to thickness, juicy-ness and taste. Shack ravers also recommend the trademark ‘Concretes’ – an odd blend of frozen full-dairy custard, with hot fudge, bananas and peanut butter. The ‘Pooch-ini’ presents a similar option intended for hungry canine palates, replaced hot fudge with dog chews and bone treats. Eat in and take away available.