If the line of people stretching out the door isn’t a giveaway, you’ll realize Andrea isn’t an ordinary Italian deli as soon as you’re through the door. The small space in The Heights is filled with the aromas from hanging herbs, and fresh meats and mozzarella behind the counter. And the subs don’t disappoint. There are only five options - three with deli meats and two with tuna - and our favorite is the combo. The meats, fresh mozzarella, and crunchy, chewy bread are all in perfect proportion. It’s one of the best sandwiches anywhere around NYC.
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15 Fox Place
15 Fox Place serves a $95 set menu of filling Italian-American food inside a private house in Jersey City.
White Star is an American spot in Jersey City with good cocktails and great buffalo wings.
Milk Sugar Love Creamery & Bakeshop
Even if you don’t live in Jersey City, you should go there just to try the ice cream at Milk Sugar Love.
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The Wheelhouse is a casual neighborhood spot where Bushwick people drink beer and eat variations of grilled cheese sandwiches.
Mekelburg’s serves great sandwiches and craft beers in the back of a specialty grocery store in Clinton Hill.
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Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
Faicco’s Italian Specialities
Faicco’s is an incredible Italian deli that’s been open since 1900, and their chicken cutlet sandwich is unbeatable.
The Mekelburg’s Williamsburg location is the kind of place you should go in a time of need. Or anytime you want fantastic sandwiches and beers.
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