Rocket Pig

Rocket Pig

(Now Closed)
BBQ Joint$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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  • 7th.List
    7th.ListSeptember 4, 2012
    Chef Ralf Kuettel describes it as "the perfect sandwich"...ROCKET PIG SANDWICH - smoked spice-rubbed pork on ciabatta roll with red onion jam & mustard sauce house-made pickle & rocket pig hot sauce Read more
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RainertDecember 11, 2014
    They only make one sandwich but lucky for you it'll be one of the best you've ever had. Moist roast pork, caramelized onions, some kind of figgy jam & mayo on fresh cibatta. Get the original.
  • Terence F.heart icon on user image
    Terence FungJune 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pig sandwiches are fantastic. Probably one of the best I've eaten.. But the sides and soups I will give it a pass the next time..
  • Jonathan L.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan L.May 28, 2015
    The picnic box will leave you feeling satisfied. The pork is so tender and juicy. The red onion jam is a perfect, sweet compliment to the pork. Would highly recommend the visit here and I'll be back.
  • Mike J.
    Mike JonesAugust 24, 2012
    Great pork sandwiches and tasty beer selection. But do not be fooled by the "stay in" on website and sign in door. Unless of course you consider standing at a small, narrow counter "stay in"
  • Ikai L.
    Ikai LanMay 4, 2013
    It's a very good sandwich, but I feel like the novelty wears off after the first half. Two people can split a Picnic Box ($20), which has chips, drink, PICKLES, cole slaw, dessert
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkApril 11, 2013
    The signature sammie features 3-day-brined pork shoulder rubbed w/ a spice mix, then smoked & slow roasted & finished on a toasted ciabatta roll w/ red-onion jam, mustard aioli & a dash of hot sauce. Read more
  • Danyel S.heart icon on user image
    Danyel SmithMay 30, 2015
    so simple, so great. ciabatta = perfectly spongy chewy fresh. pork = juicy + aromatic. there's sweet onion jam (+ bright hot sauce on the side). stand outside and wolf it down. #yum
  • Justin B.heart icon on user image
    Justin BartonMay 14, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    To quote Susan Waldman "oh my goodness gracious!!!" This was totally delish! I think this is my new spot for once a week. It's all little pricey at $14, but the Rocket Pig sandwich is so tasty!
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    Yann RainerMarch 21, 2016
    If ever in Chelsea, do yourself a favor and come here! Their standard sandwich is awesome! Totally worthy the stop and the money! The best sandwich I have ever had!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 17, 2012
    Once upon a time, in a red brick carriage house, there was a DAMN GOOD SANDWICH. Try the spice-rubbed pork on ciabatta smeared with mustard and red onion jam. #34 on our 100 Dishes to Eat Now.
  • Kirill F.heart icon on user image
    Kirill FuchsOctober 14, 2016
    Probably one of the best lunch spots. Specially since you can grab it to go and head up to the highline.
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    QbertplayaSeptember 7, 2013
    Get the Pignic lunchbox and put some of that slaw on your sandwich for added crunch. Bring it over to the High Line and enjoy the view while eating a really excellent sandwich.
  • David Z.heart icon on user image
    David ZhangJanuary 7, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    The sandwich is incredibly flavorful. Definitely worth a try. The shorty looks small but usually enough for me.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeDecember 5, 2014
    Can't think of a better pork sandwich. Every ingredient is meticulously selected and the ciabatta is the best you'll ever have. Oh and the pickle
  • Amberheart icon on user image
    AmberMarch 17, 2016
    They only sell one sandwich for a reason. It's good. Only complaint is the price point - if it cost less this sandwich would be one of my all time favorites.
  • Jinnie L.
    Jinnie LApril 16, 2015
    One of the best pork sandwiches in NY. brisket is pretty good too. Get pignic box, highly recommended :)
  • Thomas M.heart icon on user image
    Thomas MoJune 29, 2014
    Sandwich is so good and the meat/sauce so flavorful it puts the Porchetta in East Village to shame. Expensive but good portion size
  • Vladimiro M.heart icon on user image
    Vladimiro MazzottiOctober 31, 2015
    This pork sandwich is simply amazing, grab your box and just go on a bench on the High Line and enjoy
  • Nick B.
    Nick BourneSeptember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hidden gem behind Trestle on Tenth it easily has the best sandwich around. Only one sandwich on the menu buy that's all you need
  • Sean L.
    Sean LudwigJune 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The prices are a little high but my lord, the main pork sandwich w/ red-onion jam is delicious.
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderOctober 18, 2017
    This tiny whole in the wall (well, it's practicing an alley) serves up a nice one sandwich.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The rocket pig sandwich is the best pork in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition." Read more
  • Christopher F.heart icon on user image
    Christopher FredaAugust 4, 2016
    The bomb pig sandwich, so good, highly recommended if you did the swine!
  • Mark F.
    Mark FallowsJune 1, 2013
    Great wee garden after a walk along the high line. Or before. Good service. Barely buzzed cheese is great.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MApril 18, 2013
    Don't forget to smother your RP with Hot Sauce. Always a choice of beer or wine to down your senses (in-house or within the door imbibing only)
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChinOctober 8, 2014
    pricey for a little sandwich -- but it's a very yummy lunch splurge. While you're flinging cash, get some bacon caramel candy too..
  • Mark D.
    Mark DurneyOctober 29, 2012
    If you're going to buy a sandwich and a dessert then just buy a box because it includes dessert, a pickle, chips, soda, and slaw for nearly the same price!
  •  Jonathan L.
     Jonathan Libov August 16, 2015
    Everything it's cracked up to be. But the picnic lunch is really for two people.
  • Ariadna G.heart icon on user image
    Ariadna GranéMarch 30, 2015
    rocket pig sandwich with onion delicious!! good to take one and eat it sitting along the high line!
  • AJ G.heart icon on user image
    AJ GriemDecember 26, 2014
    Got the shorty and it was more than enough pork and it was delicious!
  • Brian H.heart icon on user image
    Brian HerschaftJanuary 9, 2015
    Any place that can stay in business by offering one menu item needs no explanation. The Rocket Pig sandy is a very well assembled masterpiece.
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerMay 10, 2013
    Super quality pork sandwich. Some of the best BBQ in the city no question.
  • WEI W.heart icon on user image
    WEI WEIJune 30, 2015
    Only one choice: pork sandwich. But it's so good you have to try once..
  • Tim S.
    Tim SheyApril 22, 2013
    Go for the picnic box, it's a good deal if you have someone to share everything with.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobertsonMay 24, 2018
    hmm...good stuff for sure but my sandwich was surprisingly low on meat
  • SELENAheart icon on user image
    SELENAApril 4, 2015
    sammich is great but skip the "coleslaw," what the rest of us call "pickled cabbage."
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth WongOctober 17, 2012
    Try these chocolate mousse cookies covered in crushed hazelnuts. Freaking delicious.
  • c c.
    c cMay 2, 2015
    Best pork brisket ever. Just no seating.
  • William H.heart icon on user image
    William HubaAugust 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Really delicious, greasy pork sandwiches. A tad pricey.
  • Rebecca M.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca MazzaJuly 1, 2016
    The sandwich is very messy and does not travel well. The shorty is more than enough for lunch
  • J.R. R.heart icon on user image
    J.R. ReedMarch 6, 2018
    Probably one of the top 5 best sandwiches in NYC
  • Kinjil M.heart icon on user image
    Kinjil MathurAugust 18, 2015
    Super friendly staff. Makes you want to chill there for life.
  • David P.
    David PlattMarch 26, 2013
    I don't think a better pork sandwich exists anywhere. They even provide a hand towelette.
  • Maribel L.
    Maribel LaraMarch 9, 2013
    Delicious! There's only one sandwich on the menu and that's all you need.
  • Maggie W.heart icon on user image
    Maggie WalshJune 14, 2013
    The greatest pork sandwich that exists in NYC. Worth every penny.
  • Cynthia L.heart icon on user image
    Cynthia LinAugust 4, 2017
    One sandwich and it's amazing
  • Roniel T.heart icon on user image
    Roniel TesslerJuly 29, 2017
    One of the best sandwiches, period. 🤤
  • Lee M.heart icon on user image
    Lee MilsteinApril 18, 2016
    There's only 1 sandwich. It's worth the visit.
  • Emilie F.heart icon on user image
    Emilie FuttermanMay 26, 2015
    Get the lunch box special, then take a nap.
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