The sandwich is a lot more than two slices of bread and some processed meat and cheese. From mouthwatering egg sandwiches topped with hickory-smoked sausage to a menu of old-school authentic heroes, there are many noteworthy spots to indulge in Brooklyn. Skip a visit to the ubiquitous fast food sandwich shop and dine on uniquely crafted authentic Brooklyn sandwiches.
Red Star Sandwich Shop
Address2028 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226-1402, USA
This Asian-American sandwich shop on Smith Street in Boerum Hill has a menu of comfort food and a warm vibe. Order at the counter, grab a board game off the shelf and hang out while you eat your Korean Fried Chicken Sandwich and tater tots. Veggies must order the Shitake Fried Tofu sandwich, which is both flavorful and filling. They also have a good selection of craft beers on the menu.
Defonte's Sandwich Shop
Address379 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA
For an authentic Brooklyn hero, head to Red Hook. Defonte's is a neighborhood institution and has been serving heroes since the 1920s. The menu is basic, but everything is stellar. If you're craving an eggplant parmesan hero, this is the spot. Although it's a bit off the beaten path, it's definitely worth the trek. The restaurant has been featured on the Food Network and is a classic.
The Meathook Sandwich Shop
The Meathook Sandwich Shop
Housed next door to the butcher shop, the Meathook Sandwich Shop in Williamsburg is a meat lover's dream. Leave your vegetarian friends at home and dine on roast beef sandwiches and other meaty classics. Afterward, stroll around the eternally trendy section of Brooklyn.
The Sandwich Shop
This cozy sandwich shop in Williamsburg offers a wide menu of sandwiches from tuna sandwich to the "Southern Spice," which is pulled Pork on a Chipotle Base, melted Cheddar Cheese and Cole Slaw on Hand Cut Brioche. Housed near Greenpoint, walk around Manhattan Avenue and check out the shops. Foodies must visit Archestratus, a cookbook bookstore & cafe for dessert.
Court Street Grocers
This unassuming grocer on Court Street in Carroll Gardens might serve some of the best sandwiches in Brooklyn. Grab a seat at one of the tables and order a tasty breakfast sandwich or head there for lunch. With locations in Carroll Gardens, Red Hook and Greenwich Village, this is the ideal spot for a satisfying sandwich. I will admit that I am slightly addicted to their Veg Classic (mushroom and black bean patty, American cheese, guss’ full sour pickles, red onion, bibb lettuce, “come-back” sauce, on Martin’s potato roll). On the way out, don't forget to pick up a tote bag to look like a local.