I want turkey meat between two slices of bread
June 28, 2007 5:49 PM   Subscribe

Where can a guy get a good turkey sandwich (the carved-right-off-the-bone kind) in NYC?

When I first moved here, I used to go to delis and ask for a turkey sandwich. They'd carve hot, chunky, juicy bits of turkey right off the carcass and pile them high on rye bread. Now most of those places seem to be serving thin deli slices. Boring!

I want a REAL sandwich!

Is that asking too much?
posted by grumblebee to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Katz's Deli.
posted by Mikey-San at 5:51 PM on June 28, 2007

'wichcraft makes a great turkey sandwich.

I has pictures.

mmmm $10 turkey sandwich.
posted by mullacc at 5:56 PM on June 28, 2007

Better than a $7 boars head (or usually worse) turkey sandwich from one of the hundreds of shitty delis all over NYC!
posted by zackola at 7:22 PM on June 28, 2007

Best sandwiches in NYC are at Sandwich Planeton 9th ave.

Also, Carve has a great "thanksgiving turkey sandwich."
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:52 PM on June 28, 2007

M&O Deli - 124 Thompson b/t Houston and Prince
Tuesdays and Fridays are Turkey days.
(Thursday is meatball day - they're good too)

Lucky you. Tomorrow is Friday. And yes, it looks like a convenience store. Do not be fooled. This is like the phone booth that leads to the underground spy HQ. Deli Counter is in the back.

Pick your bread from case next to counter. Hand to deli guy, tell him you want house made turkey and whatever else you want on it. Let him up and atom.

They are a little slow by NYC standards but, believe me, I would not direct you to go here to wait for a sandwich that didn't taste like an angel just shat in your mouth.
posted by spec80 at 7:58 PM on June 28, 2007

Zabar's. They have fresh carved turkey, plus a lot of other mouthwatering sandwiches. I used to travel from Boston to NYC a lot, and on the way home I always stopped at Zabar's for some amazing sandwich. The people in the cafe car on the train used to stare at my sandwiches and drool. I just looked it up, they still have fresh carved turkey, plus you get an excellent pickle, and while you're there, check out the cheeses.... (no, i don't work for them! just love the store and cafe!)
posted by WaterSprite at 8:04 PM on June 28, 2007

There is a chain of deli's with the name 'Smilers' sprinkled around town, that serves store roasted turkey breast.

Turkey. Bacon. Brie. Honey Mustard. Cole Slaw. on a hero.

Greatest. Sandwich. Ever.
posted by exparrot at 8:21 PM on June 28, 2007

Dom's Fine Foods is amazing. Unfortunately, they're in the midst of relocating to somewhere on Grand street, and in the meantime, I have to cross Houston to get a decent sandwich :(
posted by Afroblanco at 8:47 PM on June 28, 2007

You guys suck. I guess now I'll be defrosting a turkey so I can make a sandwich on Sunday.
posted by friezer at 5:57 AM on June 29, 2007

Seconding Sandwich Planet...just one of the places I miss since moving from Hells Kitchen last year.
posted by JaredSeth at 12:19 PM on June 29, 2007

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