Address: 378 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
Ingredients: House made focaccia bread, pimenton aioli, hard-boiled egg, pickled onions, roasted red beets, pickled carrots, pickled cabbage, early spring mixed greens, capers, cured black olives, feta cheese
Chef Says: "The ingredients change as the season does. In spring and summer, anything that is in season and tastes great is fair game." —Caroline Fidanza, Chef/Owner
Why We Love It: This bread. Attempting to adequately describe it inspires rumbles in our stomachs. Pliant and spongy, Saltie's signature focaccia is laced with sea salt and olive oil, lending a savory finish to every bite. In contrast, the sandwiches innards are surprisingly light, a bright bunch of pickled vegetables, hard-boiled egg, and mixed greens. Somehow, each bite tastes different. First, there's a lively bite of beet, next, there's the saltiness of black olive and feta cheese; the sandwich's complexity adds a certain element of surprise you'll relish. Shout out to Saltie for making vegetables fun again.