Best Places to Grab a Sandwich Near 25th/26th and Broadway

May 14, 2019
Via Google by Tom Fortunato

We know how it goes. You’re working away in your office, perhaps losing track of the time. You glance up at the clock. It’s 12:15, you’ve got a 1 p.m. appointment and your stomach is growling. How can you squeeze in a quick lunch and still make it in time for the next thing on your to-do-list?

Thankfully, we have you covered. We’ve compiled a quick list below of where to grab a sandwich in walking distance of West 25th/26th Streets and Broadway, so you can get what you need and get back to business as quickly as possible.


Num Pang Kitchen

Conveniently nestled between the Townsend and St. James Buildings on Broadway, Num Pang, a southeast Asian eatery, offers a menu that is a far cry from the run-of-the-mill sandwich. Choose from tantalizing tastes like Peppercorn Catfish, Coconut Tiger Shrimp, Roasted Cauliflower or Five-Spice Glazed Pork Belly. If salads and bowls are more your speed, Num Pang has those, too. But since num pang is Cambodian for “sandwich,”—just try the sandwiches.

Num Pang Kitchen
1129 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
(212) 647-8889

Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.


Hill Country Chicken

Yes, this is a fried chicken joint, but don’t just assume you have to order by the piece (or bucket) and get your hands greasy. Hill Country also has a convenient selection of grilled or fried chicken sandwiches prepared in a variety of styles (and spice levels), so you can grab-and-go at will. Hill Country Chicken also has great sides and country dessert pies. Pop into the shop at Broadway and 25th Street and check them out.

Hill Country Chicken
1133 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
(212) 257-6446

11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily

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Luke’s Lobster

Craving lobster, shrimp or crab? Walk just around the corner to 5 West 25th Street and satisfy your craving sandwich-style. Luke’s is known across the city for its fantastic lobster, shrimp and crab rolls, and its NoMad location is remarkably convenient. Eat at the high-top tables, take lunch back to your office, or walk across the street to Madison Square Park and make a picnic of it.

Luke’s Lobster NoMad
5 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
(646) 657-0747

Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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Melt Shop

A quick walk down West 26th Street toward Sixth Avenue brings you to the Melt Shop, which tastes as good as it sounds. It offers almost any kind of “melt” you can think of—and some you haven’t—from burger, turkey and chicken melts to veggie melts to gourmet grilled cheese. Add some specialty tater tots and a shake, and you’ve just reached your calorie count for the day—but hey, this comfort food is worth it.

Melt Shop NoMad
55 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 447-6358

11 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily

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Shake Shack

After all—a burger is a sandwich. We just happen to have the original Shake Shack steps from our office doors, in the heart of Madison Square Park, offering some of the best tasting quick burgers you can find, along with hot dogs, crinkle cut fries, shakes and frozen custard. Only one caveat: This location can get crowded in a hurry, so if you’re pressed for time, check their online “Shack Cam” before heading over, or better yet, download their app and pre-order your lunch.

Shake Shack
Southeast corner of Madison Square Park
(near Madison Avenue & East 23rd Street)
(212) 889-6600

9 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily

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