NY Food Tour: Classic Italian Hero at Faicco’s Pork Store

Date August 14, 2008

NYC Food Guy Note: I’m on vacation in California so I’m sending you on a NY Food Tour to keep your stomach happy while I’m gone. Enjoy the deliciousness.

  • What: Forget artisan breads and fancy olive oils, Faicco’s, an old school butcher shop, wedges prosciutto, ham cappy, your choice of hot or sweet soppresseta (go with hot), fresh mozzarella, your choice of roasted red peppers or sun dried tomatoes, lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar, and salt and pepper in the middle of a traditional seeded hero roll. Simple, satisfying, fresh, and delicious
  • Cost: $10
  • Where: 260 Bleecker Street b/t 6th & 7th Avenue NY, NY 10014 212-243-1974
  • Inside info: Snack on some store-made fresh mozz mozzarella sticks, potato croquettes ($0.75), rice balls ($0.75) or fried priscuitto balls ($1) while you’re waiting for your sandwich to be made. Faicco’s also makes delicious pork and chicken sausages so pick some up and bring them home.

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16 Responses to “NY Food Tour: Classic Italian Hero at Faicco’s Pork Store”

  1. Jack said:

    THanks, looks like im headed to Bleeker

  2. more meat said:

    honestly, i need more meat on my sandwich. when the cheese is nearly as thick as the meat on there, i’m not dropping 10 bucks, sorry

  3. lauren said:

    Not cheap but MUCH better than Lenny’s which you usually push. Thanks NYCFG. As an aside, get the prepared food at this place, it’s great. Got a bunch for Super Bowl this year and it was a hit. Mozz sticks are homemade I believe, much better than frozen.

  4. The NYC Food Guy said:

    Did you have the sandwich?

    More Meat,
    Your best bet for more meat is to just go to Katz’s, you’ll pay double the price of this sandwich (Try $18 for pastrami) But just look at this bad boy, tell me that’s not worth it?

    Ha, yea, the Lenny’s is just more of a service to MidTowners trying to spice it up at lunchtime. Part of me dies everytime I post on Lenny’s but with a menu as expansive as theirs I feel it’s necessary to point people towards the good stuff.

  5. Jack said:

    Nope, didnt make it, got lazy. Notices that your website is on the wall at George Keeleys on UWS, you been there?

  6. The NYC Food Guy said:


    Yea man, absolutely. I used to live around the corner from Keelys. The best bar on that whole stretch of Amsterdam Avenue. Bridgett, Justin, James, Sergio, Lobby, the two Lindsays, the people who work there and the free popcorn kick ass.

  7. Jack said:

    Nice, Im there all the time, live around the corner. Great beer selection and great people, we’ve probably crossed paths there before. Small world.

  8. janie said:

    you certainly seem like a jack of all trades, jack!

  9. East Village Italian: Porchetta Pork Sandwich Is Pricey but Tasty « NYC Food Guy said:

    […] a small sandwich of nothing more than roast pork and bread, I have a hard time getting this over a huge Italian hero at Faicco’s, for nearly the same price. Porchetta has some good things going for it: Pride in their product, […]

  10. Brett said:

    I made a point of getting over to Faicco’s and ordering the hero on my recent trip to NYC. I live in Tallahassee, Florida, where Italian heroes are pale imitations of the type, (we call them subs here). Faicco’s hero was indeed huge. I was only able to eat half of it, saving the rest for a midnight snack, but it was fantastic! Thanks for a great recommendation!

  11. The NYC Food Guy said:


    Glad to hear that the sub at Faicco’s was up to par. I split it with a friend when I ate it but that was only because we were getting another sub afterwards. Where else did you eat in NYC?

  12. miguel said:

    I was in NY last year, I live in Spain but my brother works and lives in NY, actually he lives a block away from faiccos and he was the one who pointed it at me….men, I can get over it, probably the best hero Ive had in my life
    and I think is pretty enogh meat in eat, I mean if you need more meat in a sandwich, you better have a steak!!!!

  13. The NYC Food Guy said:

    It says a lot about a sandwich that you’re still thinkin about it in Spain. I’m going to have to eat one and toast to you. You’re right about too much meat, I’m starting to think good ratio of quality meats is really the way to go.

    What else stands out from your NY trip? Whats your #1 sandwich in Spain?

  14. miguel said:

    Oh men, how I envy you, thx for the toast!!!
    I loved everything about New York, simply everything, you know, just waking in the morning and having a walk through Manhattan, seeing place that are so familiar to you altough you’ve never been there is simply amazing, I dont know how many movies I’ve seen with NY as a background, it was a wonderfull trip. Talking about food, I also loved a little place near Prospect Park, Tom’s restaurant, scrambled eggs, toast, pancakes, all day breakfast, I love that place
    and also, the unfogettable pizza of Grimaldi, cant wait to go there again and…have a feast!!!, what can I say, I enjoy eating!
    In Spain we got great sandwiches too, we call them “bocadillos”
    but, what I like the best, would be our famous “tapas”, like this ones
    you have them right at the bar, in some places, like up North, you just grab them and eat em with a nice cold beer, then to pay, as every “tapa” has a toothpic (with different colors that are the diffent prices of the tapas), you show how many you got and pay, its great…..
    wow I think i got quite a spech here!!!

  15. The NYC Food Guy said:

    That was quite a speech from you. Nice work. That’s really interesting about the toothpick system of tapas purchasing in Spain, I had no idea. The tapas in the photo looks delicious, where can I find stuff that good or authentic in NYC? That’s the big question. What are your favorite types of tapas so that if I’m looking at a menu in NY I can focus on what the real good stuff is?

    Tom’s Restaurant also looks great. I’ve never heard of it believe it or not so it’s great to be alerted to such an old school place. Thanks for that. It’s places like that, as you said, that make new york great. Simple, old school and awesome.

    As far as Grimaldi’s goes, I liked it, I didn’t love it, I certainly won’t wait in the cold for it. If you’re in the city and looking for great coal oven pizza without the wait check out Angelo’s. There’s two locations: 57th & 6th and 55th & 2nd, both are solid. I recommend pepperoni and garlic.

    Hopefully I’ll be able to get out to Tom’s soon and I look forward to hearing more from you about tapas and Spanish cuisine. As far as the best authentic Spanish food I’ve had in NYC, El Faro is the place to be, it’s over 70 years old and their seafood dishes are covered in delicious sauces and served in old metal pots alongside homemade potato chips, fluffy rice and delicious red sangria. Great meal every time.

    Look forward to hearing back.

  16. BikerBob said:

    Ham cappy? WTF Lettuce, Tomato olio and vinegar? Thats for the “merigans”!

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