The pressed sandwiches (or “swiches”) at this lime green mini-cafeteria are twice as good as the panini you’ve been attempting to whip up at home. Humdrum grilled cheese receives unprecedented flavor (and crunch) in the double-decker version made with Gruyere, cheddar and sliced beefsteak tomato on perfectly warmed rye bread. While kids should have no trouble gobbling down any number of the savory options here, our pick for a real treat is the sweet and sticky Memphis, made with peanut butter, sliced bananas and honey on grilled golden-raisin semolina bread. Balance out the sweetness with a bag of potato chips; made on the premises, they have just the right amount of spice and, surprisingly, aren’t greasy.
104 Eighth Ave
|Cross street:||between 15th and 16th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–10pm; Sat, Sun noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average sandwich: $8. AmEx, MC, V|