A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.; 1, 2, 3 at 14th St.
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Christopher St. to 30th St., Fifth Ave. to Eleventh Ave.
This venue is closed.
In a blatant effort to out-cool Tom Colicchio's ’wichcraft, this Chelsea spot repackages the ubiquitous panini in a sleek, trendy environment. Designed by ahead-of-the-curve firm The Apartment, the vibrant, lime-green environment is outfitted with flat-screen TVs streaming Swich’s own quirky television programming while hungry lunchers wait for their orders in front of a gleaming takeout counter. Swich taps the best local ingredients for its creations; for example, the Positano panini layers Joe’s Dairy mozzarella, Lucky’s tomatoes, and salty prosciutto between thin slices of rosemary focaccia from Amy’s Bread. But even carbophobes can indulge here: Many of their sandwiches are available “deconstructed” in the form of gargantuan salads that could easily feed two people. Excellent sides include crispy sweet-potato chips dusted with tangy spices, a grape-tomato salad with fresh basil, and a banana-lemonade drink that’s more refreshing than it sounds. For dessert, the clever Edible Happiness swirls together four types of chocolate on brioche for an indulgent end to a very satisfying meal.Recommended Dishes
Trojan Horse, $8.75; Hippie Chick, $8.25; Positano, $8.95; Bob Cobb Deconstructed, $8.25; Banana Lemonade, $2.95