Best Thing We Ate This Week

One of the Most Underrated Sandwiches in NYC Is at Williamsburg's Samesa

Welcome to Best Thing We Ate This Week, where each week, we'll have a special guest or Thrillist staff member talk about a New York dish they recently tried and loved. This week, Emily Hyland (co-owner of Brooklyn pizza and burger favorites Emily and Emmy Squared) talks about her favorite on-the-go sandwich.

Samesa in Williamsburg is a tiny little spot, better for takeout than anything else, which is great for me and my husband [and Emily/Emmy Squared co-owner] Matt after a busy day of running around at the restaurants. The best dish we had all week was the chicken shawarma. It's a simple sandwich, but it's done so right. The chicken is incredibly tender and flavorful (Matt says it has a fresh but not under-spiced flavor) and comes wrapped in a house-made pita that is soft and warm. Definitely add on the green zhug for a touch of spice and tons of flavor. I also like to get the Brussels sprouts salad and then add the shredded sprouts into the shawarma for the ultimate sandwich-on-the-go perfection.

-- As told to Thrillist

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