Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Eighth Subway sandwich shop opens in the East Village


In case that you couldn't smell tell ... the Subway opened here at 108 First Ave. today ...

This makes No. 8 here.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Up yours, Subway.

touria said...

thats crazy. the nothing keeps sucking. and i like subway, but come on. starbucks, subway, 7eleven, i like these places but i dont want them to be the only places. unique people owned stores are so nice, they add a creativity. this is corporate mathematical annihilation of choice.

Marty Wombacher said...

People have told me that they think people go to chains like Subway because it's a familiar place. Whatever happened to familiarity breeds contempt?

LIBERATION said...

@Marty Over the summer I went to Subway frequently (stone me I deserve it!) because I could get a relatively healthy sub (turkey, spinach and other veggies...) and could do so within 5 minutes.

My other option was Whole Foods which was a 20 minute adventure at the minimum because of long lines and self absorbed people taking their sweet. ass. time. ordering to-go stuff. That shit, and eating expensive salads out of cardboard boxes and being asked if I 'needed a bag' when I clearly did, sent me running flailing my arms over my head.

Now I skip lunch.

Victoria said...

Um... Barnyard Sandwich Shop on C and 9th St has great sandwiches and salads and they allow almost endless variations/substitutions. It's a great place, and they provide bags.

LIBERATION said...

@Victoria Thanks for the recommendation. I'm in a weird section on the LES where there's not much as far as getting something healthy to go. So I grab an iced coffee from The Bean and call it a lunch :)

Victoria said...

@Liberation
You're welcome. They deliver, but not sure what the range is.

Anonymous said...

start bricking windows. what happened to the EV of yore? no fire in your bellies these days?

abrod said...

@liberation

If you're by the Bean, there's a small deli on the next block, across 2nd Ave. It's called S.K. Deli Market (had to look it up on Google street view) and they make decent sandwiches.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

That is only 5 blocks away from the Subway on the west side of First Ave near 13th Street. There is another Subway on the west side of First Ave near 18th St.

Hate to keep repeating myself, but NYC needs to consider restricting the number of chain stores allowed, neighborhood by neighborhood, San Fransisco-style. Time to call my City Councilperson.

Dr Gecko said...

I hear they make a mean Shit Sandwich.


pssst: the secret ingredient is oregano.

glamma said...

Disgusting. They sponsor companies that torture the sh*t out innocent animals and try to pass off that mutated cr@p as 'lunchmeat."
Boycott Subway and all toxic chains, ESPECIALLY in the EV where we should be smart enough to set the right example!
Vote with your dollars, however few...
Chemical Lunch

LIBERATION said...

Thanks abrod! Will check it out.

Goggla said...

Sunny & Annie's on Ave B & 6th St can make just about anything you want and they are friendly and affordable. Zon on 6th, just west of Ave A, makes awesome Vietnamese sandwiches. The EV Farm on 1st Ave at 4th St also does a decent sandwich. There are other places around that are either the same price or less, and infinitely better.

Anonymous said...

If I recall, "Gracefully" also makes really good sandwiches. And they're quite reasonable. (last time I checked)

Anonymous said...

Second that Zon recommend, great little place. Also further west St Marks Market makes nice fat deli sandwiches to order, with very good bread. I turn my nose up at Subway sandwiches. Sure that "bread" is fresh baked but I looked at the ingredients--I got scared. And those vegetables could they be any paler or blander? Those little cheese triangles possibly the blandest cheese in the world (and so little of it), and what about that meat? Enuff said already. To me the only redeeming thing about a Subway sandwich are those little hot peppers, and you can get those just about anywhere.

Anonymous said...

the subway that opened on chatham square in chinatown a few years ago eventually became a banh mi place.

the baskin robbin dunkin donuts store that opened in chinatown on mulberry st, closed a few months ago.

Anonymous said...

Subways open because the franchisees believe they will make money at the location. If you want them to stop opening then dont shop there. Apparently many disagree with you lot since four in the neighborhood wasnt enough.

esquared said...

The Subway sandwich chain, for instance, is eroding regionalisms like grinder (New England), hero (New York City), hoagie (Pennsylvania and New Jersey), zep (southeastern Pennsylvania) and spucky (Boston).