Takahachi Bakery Is A Great Source Of Inventive, Cheap Sandwiches

It seems it’s been two whole years since I’ve written about Takahachi Bakery which sits quietly on Murray St. (at Church) baking up all kinds of Japanese-inflected goods both sweet and savory. They also have sandwiches, salads and soup some of which I’ve already tried, but when I stopped in recently I was drawn to the hot case which has little lunch boxes containing a sandwich that’s heftier than it looks and a little side of some sort for $8.25. I was mighty pleased with the meaty, gingery beef concoction I grabbed.

There were three different lunch box variations the day I was there including a chicken teriyaki sandwich that involved cheese, and a roasted pork cutlet with some sort of mayo-based potato salad alongside. The ginger beef sandwich came with the more austere slightly steamed baby carrots and some roasted potato, peppers and onions.

I really loved this sandwich that was just the right size (like a big meaty hamburger) to keep me full until dinner. There was a decent amount of thinly-sliced beef that had a salty gingery sauce on it, some roasted red pepper, slices of zucchini and a sprinkling of sesame seeds, jammed into a brioche-like bun.

It’s a shame I haven’t been to Takahachi Bakery for a while because they have some crazy delicious (and just plain crazy-looking) buns that I will definitely be filing a report on soon. I mean, how can you say no to a hot dog wrapped in pastry for a couple of dollars?

Takahachi Bakery, 25 Murray St. (at Church), (212) 790-5550



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