After spending a couple of hours at the NY Times Travel Show, we left the Jacob Javits Center and looked for somewhere to eat lunch. Right down the street from the Javits Center, in Hell’s Kitchen, is an Italian deli called Sergimmo Salumeria and the sandwiches are pretty delicious.
Judging by the menu, the fresh ingredients and the creation of all of their house-made menu items, Sergimmo is truly Italian. And, to make it more authentic, they even make their own meats, including salami and prosciutto. The sandwiches are wrapped in wax paper and are presented on little cutting boards. The crusty bread is sprinkled with flour and the fresh ingredients are stacked up and showered with balsamic vinegar and oil.
I chose my lunch off of their enormous chalkboard that was riddled with delicious Italian options. My choice was the Puglia panini which featured grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, arugula and sweet peppers. I washed my meal down with a San Pellegrino Blood Orange Sparkling Water and it was refreshingly sweet, but thankfully not as sweet as an orange soda. My mother ordered the Toscana which stacked a thick amount of prosciutto cotto, fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers and arugula. Fortunately for me, I was able to eat half of my sandwich for lunch the next day and half of my mother’s sandwich the day after. Both sandwiches were delicious and both were made with fresh ingredients. You could see the red, white and green in the sandwich and you could taste Italy with every bite, and it was a very pleasant experience.
Sergimmo Salumeria, 456 9th Avenue, New York, NY, 212.967.4212