By grace.g.yang ยท December 21, 2009
Under: Dinner,Gramercy,Italian,Lunch,My Life

On Saturday, I had a craving for a tuna sandwich. Not just any tuna sandwich, but Lamazou’s Z’Tuna sandwich. It was almost 7pm (they close at 8pm) but luckily, I was in the neighborhood. I quickly ran over:


The shop sells a lot more than sandwiches – they have an assortment of gift baskets hanging from the ceiling because they make and ship all kinds of gift baskets:


You can create your own gift basket with some of the specialties they sell (lots of European snacks):


They also have pre-made salads – my friend Azim spoke very highly of the egg salad with Roquefort cheese:


BUT! I was there for a very specific reason…I wanted a Z’Tuna sandwich on whole wheat bread. The Z’Tuna is very salty (blame it on the cornichons, capers, AND olive paste) but it is SO delicious. Lamazou also spreads a spicy harissa to the bread that really makes this tuna salad sandwich out of this world. Each sandwich is carefully made to order – here’s the guy that made mine:


And my Z’Tuna:


The tuna salad is very basic (tuna and mayo) but the cornichons, capers, and olive paste really make it delicious. Their other sandwiches are also very good (especially the Italico) and the shop has some great candies from Europe that are usually only found at Dylan’s or Economy Candy. One downside: the bread is always a little on the chewier side and they don’t have a toaster. But, since you’re most likely taking the sandwich to go, you can bring it home to toast it! I couldn’t wait and ate the entire sandwich as I was waiting for the bus to arrive.

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