The Best Turkey Sandwiches in Midtown
I will admit, I’m not a big fan of turkey sandwiches- or turkey in general for that matter. In a lot of ways, Midtown Lunch is completely anti-turkey sandwich. Every day I post lunch recommendations so you don’t have to go to a place like Cafe Metro for a turkey sandwich. But there will be no turkey hate this week… and while nobody will want to eat turkey for lunch next week, there are probably a lot of people who can’t wait for Thursday to get their turkey on. So, here are three turkey sandwiches I can wholeheartedly recommend- if you can’t wait for Thanksgiving Day.
The turkey sandwich at City 75 (on 51st btw. 5+6th). $6.45. Every day this otherwise generic Midtown deli roasts a whole turkey (sometimes 2) and carves it up fresh for turkey sandwiches. There isn’t any stuffing or gravy or cranberry sauce, but it’s still a big notch above Boar’s Head.
The cranberry sauce and stuffing option is after the jump…
The H1 at Lenny’s (alternate choice, the G4) $7.50 to $8. Overall, I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Lenny’s. They make a decent product, and I am all for the addition of cole slaw and russian dressing into any sandwich, but it’s just too expensive for what it is. That being said, they deserve big points for their H1, a Thanksgiving sandwich served all year long. Roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. How can that be bad? Too close to the big day for you? I also like their G4, a hot grilled sandwich with turkey, ham, swiss, russian dressing and cole slaw (in the sandwich of course.)
And finally, the turkey sandwich at Sophie’s Cuban (on Lex btw. 40+41st.) $6.95. Roast turkey with mayo and onions… naturally, it gets outshined by the most excellent cuban sandwich and the fried pork and plantain sandwich- but it is awesome in its own right (and probably the best of the three turkey sandwiches in this post.) While Tina’s Restaurant- the Sophie’s offshoot- doesn’t have the turkey sandwich on their menu, they can make the sandwich for you on Mondays because they offer roast turkey as one of their specials. They’re working on getting a turkey sandwich on their menu full time.
Got your favorite turkey sandwich? Post it in the comments.