Murray’s Salami Adding Special “Lunch Trays”; One Lucky ML Reader to Get $150 Worth of Meat

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It appears as if all of our sandwich making at Murray’s Salami in the Grand Central Market has gotten noticed. Starting this week, Murray’s is offering a selection of “Lunch Trays” for those interested in making their own sandwiches (but don’t want to gather three friends together to split the bill.) You’ll still have to provide your own bread and condiments, but the lunch trays will feature an assortment of meats and cheese hand picked to make a great sandwich. Here are some of combos already being offered:

  • The Italian Job (Prosciutto di Parma, Mortadella, Genoa salame, and Provolone)
  • Cubano (Pork loin, Niman Ranch ham, and Swiss Emmenthaler)
  • Some Like It Hot (Salumeria Biellese pepperoni, Columbus Calabrese salame, and chorizo)
  • The Classic Revisited (Niman Ranch applewood smoked ham, house-roasted turkey, and aged Cabot cheddar)

The packs will run you anywhere from $8 to $9, which admittedly doesn’t leave much room for bread and condiments to get you under the $10 Midtown Lunch price cap… but the packs have over 1/2 pound of meat, so you could easily buy two rolls and get two sandwiches out of it if you wanted.

But here is the best part: Murray’s is offering Midtown Lunch readers the chance to suggest the ingredients for a special “Midtown Lunch” tray, and the lunch’er whose creation gets chosen will win a huge meat platter.  Details after the jump…

Here’s the email I got from Murray’s:

In response to the Murray’s Real Salami “Sandwich Challenge” series of posts, the shop is granting Midtown Lunch its very own meat and cheese tray (“The Midtown Lunch”) — and you’re invited to create it. Just propose a pre-sliced tray of no more than four meats and cheeses, total, from any of Real Salami’s merchandise (except patés — sorry Zach, it’s too difficult to Cryovac with other items). The components should be complementary in a lunchtime sandwich or eaten straight from the tray, and include elements that collectively could be sold for $10 or less (i.e. don’t suggest the Jamon Iberico de Belotta, which retails for $99.99 a pound.) Entries must be in by 5 PM on Friday, December 19th. The winner will receive a custom charcuterie platter that feeds 10-15 people. It will consist of some of the most exciting products sold at the store, including: La Quercia Prosciutto Rossa; Surry Farm, Surryano; Vermont Smoke and Cure Boneless Ham; Creminelli Sopressata; Columbus Felino; Framani Salametto Piccante; Fabriques Delices Venison Pate, Mixed Antipasti; Tracklements Whole Grain Mustard; and Petites Toast Crackers. (Value: $150)

Alright… so you have your marching orders. Submit your suggestions in the comments below. If more than one person suggests the same combo, the comment that was submitted first will be the one eligible for the prize. Please be sure to include your email address in the email field so we have a way of contacting you (your email will not show up on the site). For a list of options, you can go to the store or visit


  • Columbus, All Natural Peppered Salami + Maple Smoked Ham, VT Smoke and Cure + Emmentaler Swiss, Gourmino.

  • Oh wait…just read the price limit.

    Revised Midtown Muncher – chorizo, leetle slice of cheap proscuitto, and grafton white cheddar. Yum!

  • I like the combination of serano ham and goat cheese, but maybe the goat cheese would be hard to package…

    Smokers’ break: speck and smoked mozarella with mortadella and capicola

  • Pancetta, procutto and coppa with fresh moze.

    Can I make a suggestion: whomever win invites me over to your meat fest?? Pleeeeezee?? I’ll host a happy hour for you??

  • Something in-between light and heavy, good for a sandwich, better bought as a tray and taken to my friend’s house for a happy hour snack with a glass of vino:

    1/4 lb. Jambon Royale from Niman Ranch, 1/4 lb. Calabrese Hot Salami, 1/4 lb. Provolone Buonatavola


  • Dare I say, will someone share your salami with me if you win?

  • Midtown lunch sandwich: Sopressata, Chorizo, Pancetta with swiss cheese

  • Jalapeno Jack, Smoked Turkey, Finocchiona. Ship it!

  • Pastrami, 1st cut brisket, Niman Ranch
    Corned beef, Niman Ranch
    Swiss cheese

    (Not the Matt that sent Zach the angry email)


    Thin Sliced Corned Beef
    Hard Salami
    Smoked Turkey

  • Also, if I win. I’m donating the platter-o-meat to the Christening/Baby Naming party for Zach’s newborn son, Harry.
    La Chiam!!!

  • Matt did a similar sandwich to mine, the Murray’s Jewish Deli Klassic, but man, I searched all the cheeses on Murray’s site for a good swiss cheese and couldn’t find any thing close! Perhaps I am just not cheese savvy enough….

  • dill havarti, smoked turkey, and jambon royale.

  • This is my favorite sandwich with ingredients from Murray’s:
    Gorgonzola Cremificato
    If they can include it, Fig spread

    See link for photo of the sandwich

  • Midtown Munch = Bresaola + Prosciutto + Grana Padano?

  • I just realized there’s no roast beef at Murray’s Salami. Oops. let me switch that… to salami I guess.

  • The Midtown Lunch:
    Maple Smoke Ham
    Prosciutto Granbiscotto
    French Brie

  • creminelli soppressata + Gourmino gruyere +fire roasted red-peppers on country sourdough with a touch of black olive spread.

  • After much deliberating and ‘research’:

    Murray’s own Roast Beef
    Prosciutto Gran Biscotto
    Grafton Cheddar
    and, if available, young goat gouda

  • Blue Piggy…

    Maple Smoked Ham from VT Smoke and Cure, Murray’s Roasted Pork Loin, and Shropshire Blue Cheese. This sandwich has bite.

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