Restaurant: Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop – 129 Rivington Street, Manhattan, New York

After exploring the Hester Street Fair this past Saturday, Hailey and I came across Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop while searching for a place to grab a quick bite to eat. This sandwich place seemed like the perfect place to stop for lunch.

Southwestern Chicken Sandwich
Southwestern Chicken Sandwich

Tiny’s is a tiny place (you can laugh now). The inside of the sandwich shop fits about 30 people or so. While it is small, it also feels very open. The street-facing walls of the restaurant are floor to ceiling windows providing ample sunlight. Tiny’s is also a very bustling place. Throughout the course of our lunch, there were lots of people coming in and out placing takeout orders. Tiny’s also has a “drive up” window where people can pick up orders without even stepping foot inside.

We ordered:

  • Southwestern Chicken Sandwich:Breaded chicken cutlet, crispy bacon, melted cheddar, onion and tangy barbeque sauce on toasted sesame semolina
  • Spicy Rizzak: Sliced turkey, crispy bacon, melted cheddar, tomato, onion, spicy chipotle mayo on a toasted semolina hero
Spicy Rizzak Sandwich
Spicy Rizzak Sandwich

The sandwiches were enormous and the pictures speak for themselves. The Southwestern Chicken had a great tasty barbeque sauce on it that added to the entire flavor of the sandwich. I also loved how the bacon was already crumbled up as opposed to them just laying slices of bacon across the sandwich.The Spicy Rizzak was equally as good. It had a subtle kick to it thanks to the chipotle mayo. I would have preferred if they had used actual pieces of turkey as opposed to the cold cut variety but overall, I was very happy. One of the highlights of both sandwiches was the bread. I’m a sucker for good semolina bread and Tiny’s delivered in this department. The bread brought the sandwiches together and really stood out. Both sandwiches came with potato chips that were a nice add-on. I’m not much of a potato chip person so I would have preferred fries but the chips were nice and salty.

The Verdict

If you’re looking for a good sandwich shop on the Lower East Side, head over to Tiny’s Giant Sandwich shop. The menu gives diners a wide variety of pre-created sandwiches or the option to design their own. Tiny’s doesn’t mess around with size either. The sandwiches will fill you up and keep you full until dinner time comes rolling around. I would definitely head back.

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