463 West 24th Street
Tucked behind a brick and weathered-steel wall in the back of its far-fancier mothership, Trestle on Tenth, this unassuming sliver of a shop basically only serves one thing: a smoked, roasted, spice-rubbed pork shoulder creation that’s among the very best sandwiches in the city. Juicy, fatty, crisp-skinned, and loaded with flavor, the $14 monster is pure piggy heaven. The mound of sweet meat is topped with onion jam, mustard sauce, and hot sauce, all piled between a chewy ciabatta roll that's totally up to the task of holding it all together. It comes with a lively house-made pickle, too.
Honorable mentions: The deservedly legendary uni panini at El Quinto Pino at 401 West 24th, and the array of gooey grilled cheeses made to order at the Saxelby counter, located downstairs at the Chelsea Market.