Having been named one of America’s best sandwiches, the roast pork sandwich from DiNic's is a legit superstar. Some would even say this overstuffed monster, which is as long as an adult’s forearm, is the crown jewel of the Market. It’s jammed with roast pork, garlicky broccoli rabe, and sharp provolone. Bring napkins.
If you feel like channeling more of a German vibe, the schnitzel BLT sandwich at Wursthaus Schmitz is a knockout. A pork or chicken cutlet comes with a hit of lettuce, tomato confit, herb mayo, and bacon. Opt for a side of potato pancakes with sour cream & applesauce to round out the meal.
If your heart is pulling you in a cheesier direction, the Melter Skelter at Meltkraft Grilled Cheese is especially spectacular. Raclette cheese is paired with pickled green tomatoes, jalapeño, peppery watercress, and a side of BBQ chips. You can even get it grilled in duck fat if you want to go all out.
You wouldn’t think the shrimp pad thai at Little Thai Market would make waves. But if you want a quick, affordable meal, you’d be pressed to find a better deal. The plump, sweet shrimp, salty ground peanuts, and squeeze of lime make this dish utterly delicious.
Another must-try is the falafel at the Middle Eastern corner spot, Kamal’s. This is the spot locals flock to. The pita wrap comes with veggies and tahini sauce, which makes for a satisfying, filling dish.
To fulfill our serious deli cravings, we always head to Hershel’s East Side Deli. A thick pastrami sandwich on just-baked rye bread and side of matzah ball soup make us feel like we’re getting a (culinary) hug from grandma.