If the line of people stretching out the door isn’t a giveaway, you’ll realize Andrea isn’t an ordinary Italian deli as soon as you’re through the door. The small space in The Heights is filled with the aromas from hanging herbs, and fresh meats and mozzarella behind the counter. And the subs don’t disappoint. There are only five options - three with deli meats and two with tuna - and our favorite is the combo. The meats, fresh mozzarella, and crunchy, chewy bread are all in perfect proportion. It’s one of the best sandwiches anywhere around NYC.
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Earl’s Beer & Cheese
Earl’s menu of pig and cheese heavy snacks pairs perfectly with the small but righteous selection of draft beers that they have on tap. Head up north sometime to check it out, and also visit Earl’s sister restaurant around the corner, ABV.
Banh Mi Saigon Bakery
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Faicco’s Italian Specialities
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The Mekelburg’s Williamsburg location is the kind of place you should go in a time of need. Or anytime you want fantastic sandwiches and beers.
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