The Lower East Side excels at the sandwich. Where to begin? At the top of the heap, of course, there’s the famous pastrami sandwich at Katz’s and pretty much anything you put between two halves of a bagel at Russ & Daughters (especially those delectable slices of Scottish salmon). We all too frequently find ourselves dreaming of the fried chicken cutlet on a buttermilk biscuit at Cheeky Sandwiches (35 Orchard St.) or the cubano at El Castillo de Jagua.
But in our survey, Tiny’s edged out all the competition. For more than a decade, this bright corner spot on Rivington Street has been a popular lunch hangout. Owner Dave Currence gave the shop a facelift about three years ago. There are lots of good options on the menu, including several solid vegetarian sandwiches. One enduring favorite is the Spicy Rizzak ($9), which is made with turkey breast, crispy bacon, melted cheddar, tomato, raw onion and spicy mayo.Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop 129 Rivington St. 212-228-4919
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