ISRAEL: Challah sandwich
What is it? The definitive aspect of the challah sandwich is, of course, the challah bread, which features a crispy outer layer and a pillowy-soft interior. It can be filled with a range of ingredients, so long as they’re kosher.
Where to get it: Zizi Limona
New York is home to countless breakfast sandwiches (from bodega BECs to over-the-top trends), which makes Zizi Limona’s simple execution all the more impressive. Omelette-style eggs and charred vegetables are topped with harissa and tahini then sandwiched between two thick slices of toasted challah bread. Fair warning: While the fillings are kept fairly simple, this is not an easy sandwich to consume. Prepare for a substantial mess.
ITALY: Italian prime rib
What is it? Much of Italian cooking is about keeping things simple and letting the flavors speak for themselves, and a proper prime rib sandwich is all about quality ingredients in the right proportions. Grass-fed prime rib is layered into fresh-baked Italian bread and topped simply with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt.
Where to get it: Eataly
Fresh squid ink pasta, gelato made in-house daily, fat fillets of wild salmon, and a stocked wine shop are just some of the factors that make Eataly Manhattan’s definitive Italian market, but if you don’t have time to sit down for a full meal, the market’s steak-grade prime rib sandwich, drizzled in imported olive oil, is the perfect way to experience it all.