In a city that's constantly reinventing itself, the 106-year-old Parisi Bakery Delicatessen stands as a true holdout of Old New York charm, just North of Little Italy. The bread-baking operation may have moved a few blocks down (the original brick oven it used to bake its first loaf is still in the basement, however), but bags of breads, rolls and bagels are on sale here, as well as Italian-style sandwiches from the deli counter. Still in the original owning family, Parisi has maintained it's character with a totally unpretentious storefront where sturdy heroes are stuffed with mozzarella, roasted red peppers and a torrent of balsamic vinegar. Expect gold from specialty loaves: a prosciutto-roll walks the line between meat treat and baked good, while a large hunk of the semolina the perfect sponge for pretty much any sauce. Why did Frank Sinatra used to buy bread here back in the day? Because it's damn good.