Ceci Panino at Sullivan St Bakery, Dish #78


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The ceci panino is one of four new sandwiches just rolled out by the new Sullivan St Bakery outpost in Chelsea.

“Ceci” are Sicilian chick-pea fritters, which usually look just like square raviolis — at least in their Brooklyn renditoin. At Sullivan St, they’re more like herb-free falafels, yellowish inside and perfect browned to order on the outside.

These make a nice warmish sandwich deposited between two layers of what can only be called a round version of Sullivan St’s piazza bianca, a puffy, salty flatbread beloved of many.

Also on board are cucumbers, chiles, and fresh green herbs in a yogurt dressing. This thing tastes great, and makes a very filling lunch at $9.

Sullivan St Bakery
236 Ninth Avenue