• Critics’ Pick
  • Cheeky Sandwiches

  • Cajun/Creole Soup & Sandwich $3.50-$8.50
  • 35 Orchard St.
    New York, NY 10002
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone: 646-504-8132
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The look is simultaneously rough and quaint, in a struggling-artist sort of way. And the seating, such as it is, consists of one tiny table, a makeshift bench or two, and a dozen or so stools of varying height and stability arranged along a series of narrow feeding ledges. What Cheeky lacks in interior design, however, it makes up for in delicious New Orleans-inspired sandwiches. Chief among these is an excellent oyster po’ boy. It comes “dressed,” in po’boy-speak, with lettuce, tomato, mayo, plus hot sauce and pickles, all of which add vim and vigor to the proceedings. The oysters are fresh and crisply fried, but what makes this sandwich so distinctive is the bread that Cheeky’s owner Din Yates has shipped up north from the John Gendusa Bakery in New Orleans. It’s a remarkably crackly crusted loaf with a light and airy crumb; the closest equivalent hereabouts might be a good rice-flour bánh mì roll. Almost as delicious is a braised beef short-rib sandwich with a creamy horseradish sauce on griddled challah, and the fried chicken with red-cabbage slaw on a buttermilk biscuit. To round out the Crescent City theme, there is Big Shot soda, chicory coffee, and Zapp’s potato chips.

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  • Hours

    Mon-Thu, 7am-9pm Fri, 7am-midnight Sat, 8am-midnight Sun, 8am-9pm

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Lunch Breakfast Take-Out Kid-Friendly

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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