A Brooklyn-based French sandwich shop, La Sandwicherie, has opened its doors at 217 East 85th Street, between Second and Third avenues.
This will be the second French sandwich shop in the immediate area, with Le Petit Parisien having opened at 355 East 78th Street last year. All’Antico Vinaio, an Italian shop, also opened at 36 East 60th Street in July.
La Sandwicherie’s first brick and mortar location opened in Brooklyn during September 2022 (the UES spot is its second). At the time, Greenpointers wrote about its transformation from a food cart to a store when customer Daron Yemini approached owners Laurent d’Antonio and Massire Diawara with the idea. This unexpected offer came after Yemini, whose background is in real estate and law, ordered a ham sandwich that apparently he really liked.
The idea was a good one, because the trio has already brought their “selection of baguette sandwiches, paninis, crepes, and epicerie” to a second location in less than a year. They’ve also got a location opening soon on West 15th Street.
Sandwiches range in price from $14 to $18, with best sellers including its Le Parisien (French ham, Brie cheese, tomatoes, arugula and mayo), the sandwich which brought Yemini on board as a partner. The shop’s Turkey Avocado and Le Thon (“The Tuna”) are also winners.
The menu also features Nutella, sugar and honey crepes; a generous assortment of hot and cold coffees and teas (and hot cocoa); and packaged French grocery items like cookies, pastas and jams.
La Sandwicherie is open daily from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.