8. Court Street Grocers

Some foodie reporters have dubbed this locale’s Rueben sandwich the best in the city. Caraway Rye cradles heaps and heaps of salty and sweet pickled meat. Featuring local ingredients, including kraut from Brooklyn-based, Ba-Tampte, and bread from Orwasher’s, it’s a fresh twist on a traditional favorite.

In lieu of the traditional Russian dressing, Carroll Gardens’ Court Street Grocers, on 485 Court Streetswaps a spicier Mississippi-style roux and uses fattier short ribs instead of brisket. The result? A melt-in-your-mouth wonder that will leave you licking your lips. In addition to the aforementioned outpost, you can also find Court Street Grocers Hero Shop on 116 Sullivan Street in Brooklyn, and at 540 Laguardia Place.