09/11/13 10:02am

Seven of Our Favorite Queens Sandwiches

There are a lot of sandwiches to be had in Queens, so for this week’s Sandwich Wednesday, I thought I’d call out seven of my favorites. Some are big, and some are small, but they’re all delicious and hold a special place in my heart and stomach.

Each sandwich is about the size of yiour head.

Each sandwich is about the size of your head.

1. Tortas Pumas,Tortas Neza
You’ll need to round up some amigos to help you eat this $14 behemoth from Queens’ tastiest torta truck. The ingredients include headcheese, a chorizo omelet, and fried hot dogs. 111th St. and Roosevelt Avenue, Corona

Scotch bonnet pepper sauce makes it even more bangin’.

Scotch bonnet pepper sauce makes it even more bangin’.

2. Bangamary Sandwich, Sybil’s Restaurant & Bakery
A crunchy fried fillet of bangamary—also known as the king weakfish—is tucked into a Guyanese roll. What makes this sandwich ($6) truly great though is a medley of condiments, including tamarind and tartar sauce. A bit of fruity, fiery Scotch bonnet sauce sends the whole thing into the flavor stratosphere. 132-17 Liberty Ave., Richmond Hill,  718-835-9235

The turkey lamb shuwarma has a perfect balance of crunchy browned bits and succulent meat.

Grill Point’s turkey lamb shuwarma is magnificent.

3. Turkey Lamb Shuwarma, Grill Point
With a perfect balance of crunchy burnished bits and succulent swatches of meat the turkey lamb shuwarma at this Israeli joint is simply amazing. Truly the Platonic ideal of shuwarma. 69-54 Main St., Kew Gardens Hills,  718-261-7077

Creamy avocado co-stars with thick-cut bacon.

Creamy avocado co-stars with thick-cut bacon.

4. BLT, LIC Market
What’s better than a BLT? One with creamy avocado that melts into warm slices of bacon and grace notes of peppery arugula. A delicious update of a lunch counter classic. 21-52 44 Dr., Long Island City, 718-361-0013

A slather of chimichurri makes this sandwich even more delectable.

A slather of chimichurri makes this sandwich even more delectable.

 5. Skirt Steak Sandwich, La Fusta
The off-menu skirt steak sandwich ($7.50) at this Argentine steakhouse is one of the best deals around. It’s even better with a slather of garlicky chimichurri sauce. 80-32 Baxter Ave., Elmhurst, 718-458-7747

The knishwich. It’s a beautiful thing.

The knishwich. It’s a beautiful thing.

6. Knishwich, Ben’s Best
The ramen burger is a flash in the pan, but the knishwich ($8.95), is a mashup of two old school tastes that will endure. I am partial to pastrami between my potato, but you can also get corned beef, or go for broke and order both.  96-40 Queens Blvd., Rego Park, 718-897-1700

You can’t go wrong with duck for a buck.

You can’t go wrong with duck for a buck.

7. Peking Duck Sandwich, Corner 28
Flushing’s tastiest and cheapest snack, as I like to call it, is sold from a window in front of Corner 28. One dollar buys a few slices of duck, along with lacquered skin, green onions and a slather of hoisin all cradled in a pillowy bun. 40-28 Main St., Flushing, 718-886-6628

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