Mon-Fri, 6:30am-8pm; Sat, 7:30am-8pm; Sun, closed
B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
33rd St. to 61st St., Fifth Ave. to Eighth Ave.
The upscale sandwich bar Cosí has gone through many changes since it first opened in 1996, but the star here remains its bread. There's only one available—a salty, slightly greasy flatbread, baked on the premises. When pulled apart, the flatbread forms a wraparound pocket for the sandwiches. The best fillings, such as the tangy turkey light, with refreshingly sharp honey mustard, or the tandoori chicken, which comes with a tangy roast pepper sauce, are a little out of the ordinary without being jarring or weird. You can also make up your own combos. Branches are busiest at lunch, when worker bees and tourists swoop down for a carb and protein fix, alternating soups and salads with the popular sandwiches.
Turkey light sandwich, $7.29; Cosí club, $7.79; s'mores, $7.79