Cheeky Sandwiches

Restaurants, Sandwich shops Lower East Side
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
This popular, Big Easy–inspired sandwich shop offers a taste of New Orleans on the outskirts of Chinatown. The shrimp and oyster po'boys are the signature offerings, but fried chicken with gravy and braised short ribs are also on offer. Homey, down-South touches abound, from the Big Shot soda to the charmingly ramshackle digs: Whitewashed brick walls scrawled with handwritten notes buttress a corrugated-tin ceiling.


Venue name: Cheeky Sandwiches
Address: 35 Orchard St
New York
Cross street: between Canal and Hester Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 7am-9pm; Fri, Sat 7am–midnight
Transport: Subway: B, D to Grand St
Price: Average sandwich: $8. Cash only
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Unless you're looking for Cheeky Sandwiches, you'd walk right by the location. Otherwise,there's always a long line during peak meal time and rightfully so. The seafood po'boy has an awesome spice to it, and the fried chicken sandwich will melt in your mouth. It's the perfect place to start (or end) a night out in the LES.


The fried chicken sandwich at this hole-in-the-wall venue on the outskirts of Chinatown is one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. Crispy, fried chicken sandwiched between warm buttermilk biscuits, with coleslaw and gravy. I'll have another, please.