Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Top Five BLTs

What’s the best way to celebrate tomato season? With bacon and lettuce on bread, of course.

ShareThis

Don't call it a blat: The avocado-enhanced BLT at Washington Park.  

1. Washington Park Simply put, the best BLT we’ve ever had: thick applewood-smoked bacon, heirloom tomatoes, perfectly ripe avocado, lola rossa, and a double dose of garlic in the form of luscious aïoli and grilled and garlic-rubbed rustic bread. Dangerously unwieldy, but worth a trip to the cleaner’s. ($14; brunch and lunch only; 24 Fifth Avenue; 212-529-4400.)

2. aKa cafe This triple-decker applewood-smoked-bacon BLT with avocado aïoli is as remarkably tidy as it is tasty. House-pickled vegetables are a fitting garnish. ($7; brunch and lunch only; 49 Clinton Street; 212-979-6096.)

3.’Ino A brilliant Italian-tramezzino answer to the BLT: cubes of salty pancetta, peppery arugula, oven-roasted tomatoes, and lemon mayo on soft, untoasted Pullman white. ($6; 21 Bedford Street; 212-989-5769.)

4.’Wichcraft The sandwich geniuses here have a compromise for that to-toast-or-not-to-toast debate: The inside of the sliced country bread gets toasted to avert sogginess, the outside doesn’t. Typical gourmet comestibles—hickory-smoked bacon, Greenmarket Bibb lettuce, homemade mayo, and Eckerton Farm tomatoes—complete the picture. ($7; 49 East 19th Street; 212-780-0577.)

5..Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop Not for the heirloom-tomato crowd, but a textbook-crunchy coffee-shop version nonetheless: snappy iceberg, crisp bacon, utilitarian tomatoes, and gobs of Hellmann’s served on thoroughly toasted white. Simple, unpretentious, delicious. ($4.25; 174 Fifth Avenue, near 22nd Street; 212-675-5096.)


Related:

Advertising
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Advertising