New York City’s Best Meatball Restaurants
When I think of meatballs, I think of comfort food, a home cooked meal. Meatballs, although traditionally thought of as an Italian dish in the States, is made by cultures all over the world including the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
One of my favorite NYC lunches is a meatball parmesan sandwich. The bread is toasted the cheese is slightly browned on top, and the meatballs are covered in marina sauce.
A meatball is simply ground meat combined with spices and other ingredients shaped into a ball and cooked.
The Meatball Shop. 84 Stanton Street, between Allen & Orchard Street, Lower East Side. All hail to the meatball at this niche NY meatball restaurant. The hip LES location in lower Manhattan is the best of all The Meatball Shop restaurants. Choose from pork, beef, chicken, veggie, or daily special meatballs served up with pasta, a la carte, sliders, salad, or sandwiches.
Meatball Obsession. 510 Avenue of the Americas, just north of 13th Street, Greenwich Village. A unique meatball stand serving meatballs on the go in a cup or as a sandwich with additional toppings in Sunday Sauce (tomato sauce). I prefer the ciabatta bread pocket sandwich with mozzarella pearls. The meatballs themselves are better than average but the thing I like most about Meatball Obsession is their serving style. I get my meatball fix without all the extra calories from sides and carbs.
Frankie’s Spuntino 457. 457 Court Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Spuntino is another word for a casual Italian eatery. Like all of the best NYC Italian restaurants they focus their meals around high quality ingredients with everything homemade. Their meatballs are something special with the addition of pine nuts and raisins and makes their meatball parmesan sandwich the best in NYC. NYC’s 10 Best Sandwiches