Homemade NY-Style pretzels at Ardesia Putting legions of street carts to shame, Ardesia's burnished pretzel twists are flecked with Maldon salt and served with spicy Dijon and a cheddar-Gruyre sauce in place of yellow mustard. Warm, yeasty and pleasantly pliant, this superior snack begs to be teared into. 510 W 52nd St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves (212-247-9191, ardesia-ny.com). $6.
Provolone bread at Parisi Bakery Cheese-filled nooks and crannies run the length of this submarine-style Italian loaf, making each airy slice a stand-alone snack. Look for the bread with the most golden cheese clinging to the crust—the melted provolone spills from the dough while baking and cools into rich sheets of crispy curds. 198 Mott St between Kenmare and Spring Sts (212-226-6378, parisibakery.com). $3.75.