Lamazou is a little cheese shop, located on 3rd between 26th and 27th that has imported treats from around the world – if you have ever studied abroad, you’ll comb the shelves looking for those special cookies or chips that you used to purchase at Standa in Florence. Â In addition to these treats, there’s also the sandwiches. Â There’s a list of about 20 different specialty sandwiches, and you also are invited to make your own creation. Â You all know about my love for cheese, so I had difficulty choosing between sandwiches with provolone or brie, but ultimately went with my provolone, because one of the options was paired with salami – the mirabella sandwich. Â Toss on some lettuce, tomato and a little balsamic vinegar, and I was good to go.
Frankly, I found the sandwich to be delicious. Â I loved that this sandwich wasn’t dry, but instead had the right amount of balsamic vinegar. Â The provolone was great but had an interesting flavor – it was a bit sharper than most provolones I’ve experienced. Â While I enjoyed this sandwich, I wish I ordered it on a baguette rather than the ciabatta bread. Â I felt like some kind of savage eating the sandwich because it was a bit difficult to chew the bread.
I’d love to try Lamazou again, but wish it was a little less expensive. Â Sandwiches run upwards of $9, but you can get half sandwiches under $5. Â While I couldn’t eat the entire sandwich in one sitting, I definitely reached for the other half later in the afternoon, so I’d advise getting the whole thing. Â Also, keep in mind this isn’t a place where you are going to sit and enjoy a sandwich, but rather take it to go. Â To sum it up – one of my friends, Rob (our Health Conscious Correspondent) said it best – it’s not as cheap as Subway, but a much better change of pace.The Basics Name: Lamazou Location: 370 3rd Ave (between 26th and 27th) Who to bring: Co-workers or go alone Price: Upwards of $9 for lunch. Â $ Overall: Â Enjoyed it. Â 4 stars.