May 25, 2009

Press - A Quick Eats Highlight in Murray Hills

Press SandwichYesterday I went apartment hunting with one of my best friends, Yue and her boyfriend Luis.

Since I signed on the first apartment I saw - I didn't get to participate in the usual 100 apartment sight seeing tour associated with getting a place in Manhattan, I decided to live vicariously through her and tagged along to see some apartments in Murray Hill.

After seeing a couple of places, it was time for lunch. We chose a tiny new takeout joint called Press, that serves - you guessed it - fresh pressed sandwiches.

Although this time instead of the traditional paninis you can find in countless delis around town - Press serves up grilled wraps, filled with your choice of fresh veggies.

Think of it kind of like Chipotle - but with more options. Press works like an assembly line:
  1. Choose your protein - chicken, rib eye, burger, eggplant & goat cheese, and mushroom & zuchini
  2. Choose between white and whole wheat wrap
  3. Pick your fillings - fresh veggies including carrots, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, guacamole, salsa, lettuce
  4. Finally - choose from a wide assortment of sauces including exotic choices like blood orange vinaigrette and favorites like chipotle mayo
Between the three of us, we sampled the rib eye, chicken and eggplant& goat cheese. All three were delicious and quite different depending on the sauces we chose. The meat and vegetables were cooked perfectly and the fillings were as fresh as can be.

Add a side of spicy fries and you are all set!

Prices are a bit on the higher-end - a combo (sandwich + fries + drink) is $12. But the freshness of the ingredients make it worth it. I'd definitely come back when I'm in the area.

Another plus - Press opens late - till 4:30am! Perfect for after those bar crawls up and down 3rd.

Press NY
379 3rd ave (at 27th) New York, NY 10016

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