I spend most of my day reading for delicious sandwiches online. For the past few months, Nicky’s Vietnamese Sandwiches (150 East 2nd Street, between Ave. A & B) have constantly popped up as the (or one of the) best Vietnamese sandwich (thats “Bánh mì”) joint in NYC. (Astute readers will also notice that it’s been on the ‘wich list (to the right) for a while.) Anyhow, it’s really tasty. I stuck with the classic: pate, Vietnamese ham, roasted ground pork, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro, and mayo on a toasted French baguette ($4.50). You didn’t read that wrong, it’s under $5. While I like to promote quality over quantity, that is simply amazing. You could almost have two for the price of a sandwich at ‘wichcraft (chicken breast sandwiches are $9.50), or three for the price of some buttery Katz’s pastrami ($15). Thats a lot of sandwiches.
Onto the sandwich. The bread was perfect: soft on the inside, lightly toasted and crunchy on the outside. It was never chewy or disturbed the fillings. The sandwich was delicious. The veggies give it a very fresh snap and cool contrast to the warm baguette. The pate provides a sweet aftertaste that was a bit surprising at first, but grew on me bite after bite. Overall it was filling and delicious.
They also have amazing lemonade, get three.