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bite

211 E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003 40.733211 -73.986898
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-677-3123 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Cafes, Mediterranean, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $

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Official Website

bitenyc.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 8:30am-11pm; Sat, 10:30am-11pm; Sun, 11am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Third Ave.; 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Prices

$6-$8

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Houston St. to 23rd St., Ave. B to Sixth Ave.

Profile

Ami Melamed, who studied at FIT, nailed the cheeky designer look for his petite sandwich chainlet, which prides itself on organic, locally sourced fillings, breads and croissants from Balthazar, and cheese from Joe’s Dairy. The restaurant’s cute name is all in lowercase, and his retro soda-and-sandwich logo recalls a fifties airport. Artistry also goes into the menu’s Mediterranean- and Middle Eastern–accented sandwiches, salads, and soup specials. Pressed panini, like prosciutto layered with mozzarella, arrive hot and gooey, and smoked turkey on ciabatta (plus various vegetarian options) comes smeared with nutty hummus. Salads, too, are notably fresh, like an arugula mix tossed with juicy plum tomatoes and toothpick-thin slivered carrots. While the narrow corner location in Soho has no indoor seating, just a stainless-steel counter and couple of stools glinting in the sun, Melamed’s 14th Street spot has a cluster of Danish Modern white tables and chairs where you can enjoy your bites.

Recommended Dishes

Middle Eastern turkey sandwich, $7; exotic tuna sandwich, $7; prosciutto and mozzarella pressed panini, $7.50

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