For a lot of New Yorkers, that something is No. 7 Sub’s broccoli sandwich, which has the unusual-but-inspired addition of lychees pickled in ginger and chiles.
Travel + Leisure set out to find other wonderfully strange sandwiches across the U.S., bypassing classics like the Reuben, the po’boy, and the cheesesteak in order to toast (pun intended) one-of-a-kind creations.
The Cheesycake Melt: The Grilled Cheese Truck
The Ramen Burger: Smorgasburg, Brooklyn, NY
The Full-Bellied Pig: Café Patachou, Indianapolis
The Redneck: Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich & Pie Bar, Jefferson, TX
The Pastrami Sandwich: Butcher & Bee, Charleston, SC
The Hoecake: Papa KayJoe’s BBQ, Centerville, TN
The Tsunami: The Blind Squirrel, Round Rock, TX
The Chicken & Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich: Coolhaus Ice Cream Trucks
The Pig Ear Sandwich: The Big Apple Inn, Jackson, MS
The Doh! Nut: PYT Burger & Bar, Philadelphia
The Boricua: Belly Shack, Chicago
The Big Easy: Ajax Diner, Oxford, MS
The Broccoli Classic: No. 7 Sub, New York City