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Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Ship's Biscuit at Saltie in Williamsburg

Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Ship's Biscuit at Saltie in Williamsburg

Ship's biscuit is the somewhat facetious name for one of the vegetarian sandwiches available at Saltie.

Saltie is a sandwich shop that debuted recently on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, open from 8 a.m. in the morning till 8 p.m. at night. The cafe--which provides only rudimentary seating--is descended from Marlow and Sons, and uses local ingredients--so local, in fact, that many are made on the premises.

The so called "ship's biscuit" bears little resemblance to the hardtack or stale biscuit eaten by sailors on board ships. Rather, it's a sandwich on homemade foccacia that features a semi-scrambled egg roughly gobbed with plenty of fresh ricotta. The appearance is striking, but the taste is more so--creamy and eggy and altogether rich. One wonders why no one ever thought of putting these two foodstuffs in the same sandwich before. 378 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-387-4777

Click on dish name to enjoy a few more Vegetarian Delights of NYC:

Achar, a Malaysian salad

Skordalia, a Greek dip

Russian pickled mushrooms

Southern Mexican chiles relleno


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