num pang

Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz make an amazing sandwich…

by Christian Lavery

If you ever find yourself walking through the all-encompassing structure that is Chelsea Market, at some point an overwhelming feeling of chaos may engulf you. And with the endless number of shops and people that can be found there, it’s perfectly understandable. But we don’t want you to feel overwhelmed; we'd rather make your life a little easier instead. So if it’s one of your goals (or if it’s your only goal) to eat amazing food while venturing through Chelsea Market, then consider us your Trip Advisor for a moment, because we have just the spot.Tucked midway through the main floor, you’ll find a little sandwich shop that goes by the name of Num Pang. Started by college friends Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz, who opened the original in Union Square, Num Pang creates a rotating selection of sandwiches that are all made on freshly toasted semolina flour baguettes, with homemade chili mayo, pickled carrots, cilantro, and cucumber. The problem though? Picking the final and main ingredient to add to all of that. I finally decided on the Pulled Duroc Pork over other mouth-watering choices such as Coconut Tiger Shrimp, Hoisin Meatballs, or even Peppercorn Catfish, and it would be an understatement to say I was pleased. The sandwich was crafted to a T and the spiced honey sauce really brought it all together. They also offer up salads, a seasonal soup, and a few varying sides that will complete any sandwich you end up with. So find out which of their four locations in NYC are closest to you HERE along with their entire sandwich assortment.