Who says you have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to enjoy a turkey sandwich? At these four restaurants in New York City, the turkey sandwich is good all year round — not just at 2 a.m. when you’re poking through the fridge. By Jessica Allen.
Court Street Grocers
With two locations in Brooklyn and a sandwich emporium in Hell’s Kitchen, Court Street Grocers is definitely on to something. In fact, the Red Hook hero shop is on to two things: The Ollie includes roast turkey breast, broccoli rabe, Sriracha honey, provolone cheese, and mayo, while the less creatively named Turkey Sandwich also has roast turkey breast and mayo, along with red onion, arugula, and bread and butter pickles. Add bacon for $2.
Mile End Deli began life in a garage a few years ago when the owners began serving the Jewish comfort food of their youth in Montreal. Today, at its NoHo location, you can get chicken soup with matzah balls, beef brisket, sour pickles, chopped liver, and smoked chicken, among other items, including a turkey sandwich. The Grandpa combines turkey rillettes, smoked turkey, pickles, and mustard on—you guessed it—rye bread.
To make its version of the turkey sandwich, the folks at Parm begin by slow roasting a turkey in garlic, honey, and herbs. The meat is sliced, then piled on a sweet semolina roll or classic Italian bread (for a hero, as pictured), along with tomatoes, lettuce, and onions, and served in a basket. This restaurant specializes in Italian-American food, red sauce and gravy as well as sandwiches you can barely get your mouth around.
William Hallet, a bar/bistro in Astoria, serves a unique turkey sandwich nicknamed as a
“Hallett original.” The Turducken Meatloaf starts with meatloaf made from turkey, duck, and chicken (hence the name). Onto an onion roll it goes, along with bourbon ketchup and bacon. Only available at dinner, it comes with a side of fries. The sandwich is rich, satisfying and hearty all at once — not to mention tasty. So very, very tasty. Plus, it has a fun name!