This week New York Magazine published their Eat Cheap guide complete with the best menu items under $25. One 2-paged section of the 17-page spread is devoted to “the new-and-improved not-so-fast food Fish-Sandwich craze”. Even though Manhattan is surrounded by water, we’re tough to find that beachy state of mind, which is why the perfect fish ‘wich can take you there, at least mentally. Here are our favorites from NY Mag’s list and a few extras! We’ll see y’all there…
I’m In The Kitchen Sandwich Board: NYC’s Best Fish Sandwiches July 13, 2012
Van Horn Sandwich Shop
IITK Pick: Lightly battered domestic catfish with coleslaw, home made tartar and a pickle.
Cobble Hill; 231 Court Street; (718) 596-9707
Handsome Hank’s Fish Hut
NY Mag Pick: Witing Sandwich.
“Four fried-to-order whiting fillets the size of skateboards slapped onto two slices of Texas toast the size of stop signs, a choice of coleslaw, plus all the tartar and hot sauce you want.”
Willamsburg; Smorgasburg 27 North 6th Street; (646) 504-2187
Motorboat and the Big Banana
NY Mag Pick: Fish Po’boy.
“It’s Budweiser-battered hake on a roll with lettuce, cabbage and pickled red onion Brilliant secret technique: griddling the bread with mayo instead of butter.”
Rockaway Beach; Roackaway Boardwalk at Beach 96th Street;
Mary’s Fish Camp
IITK Pick: Pan Fried ‘Hook and Line’ Atlantic Cod Sandwich.
West Village; 64 Charles Street; (646) 486-2185
NY Mag Pick: Hawaiian bread buns with Crispy Long Island Fluke
“Rice-floured, deep-fried Long Island fluke accessorized with black-pepper-vinegar mayo and pickled shallots.”
Park Slope; 369 Seventh Avenue; (347)-916-0031
IITK Pick: Blackened Fish Sandwich served with oven-dried tomatoes and pickled horseradish.
West Village; 239 West 4th Street; (646) 449-9336
John Dory Oyster Bar
IITK Pick: Rock Shrimp Sandwich with bacon and butter lettuce.
NoMad; 20 West 29th Street; (646) 214-5764
Eataly’s La Piazza
NY Mag Pick: Fish Sandwich.
“The catch of the day (recently skate) is wonderfully fresh and beautifully fried, the shallot-and-caper-enhanced tartar homemade, and there’s a refreshing clump of arugula-fennel salad to liven things up.”
Flatiron; 200 5th Avenue; (212)-299-2560
Something to look forward to… Lake Trout is opening up later this week in Williamsburg and, according to NY Mag, their Cheese Fish Sandwich is not only delicious, but plays “homage to the fast food archetype right down to the perfectly square Alaskan Pollack patty.”
All Photos Credit: Danny Kim