New Yorker – Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer Street

Pastrami, Turkey Breast, Mortadella Cheese, Gherkins, Iceberg Lettuce, Tomato with a mustard & deli dressing on a White Poppyseed Bap. €6.90

This pre-made sandwich come cold or heated for an extra 50 cent. Lettuce should never be on a toasted sandwich so we opted to take this sandwich away cold. Although the sandwich is pre-made, the gherkins were added afterwards which made sure they stayed crips and didn’t soak into the bread.

The poppyseed bap although a little tough, soaked up the hot English mustard punch needed to break through the 4 layers of pastrami and juicy turkey breast. The Iceberg, tomato and gherkins were surprisingly fresh and crunchy for a pre-made sandwich.

Recommended Crips Pairing – Doritos Chilli Heatwave

Reuben – Fallon & Byrne, Exchequer Street

Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Rocket and Thousand Island Dressing €5.45

Heating this sandwich will not only cost an extra 50 cent, but according to the deli staff at Fallon & Byrne, it will also kill the probiotics in the sauerkraut. On recommendation, we tried this Reuben tribute sandwich cold.

Just the right amount to Thousand Island Dressing is added to the firm batch style Sour Dough bread to get a taste with each bite. Several layers of pastrami are surrounded by a thin layer of rocket that was fresh and punchy. Sauerkraut  is often where most Reuben style sandwiches loose marks. Too much kraut and the Pastrami will be overpowered – too little and the Swiss Cheese will dominate. In our two samples – the portioning was spot on. Although not a true Reuben sandwich – this tribute is worth a try.

Recommended Crisp Pairing: O’Donnell’s – Sweet Chilli