Cheeky Sandwiches

Cheeky Sandwiches

Sandwich Place$$$$
Chinatown, New York
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  • Zac Z.
    the oyster po' boy made me wanna cry; it was so good i felt moved. and whatever biscuit they use for the fried chicken sandwich is, like, heavenly. cool spot, rarely a wait compared to other LES bites
  • Kino
    KinoMarch 11
    It's very easy to miss this New Orleans style sandwich shop. It has a more Williamsburg vibe than a Chinatown vibe. The chicken biscuit sandwich here is a must try for NYC locals and tourists alike!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistNovember 24, 2014
    The chicken biscuit, topped with gravy, is unmatched, the oyster (or shrimp) po’ boy is an excellent and classic option, and don’t skip the horseradish-spiked beef sandwich, either. Read more
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundJanuary 10
    Cheeky has been described as the best sandwiches in NYC, and though they don’t necessarily live up to that high bar, they are quite good. Service is pleasant though a little slow, but at least fresh
  • Tommy C.
    Tommy ChenApril 30
    The chicken sandwich is a must try. The beignets are also fantastic (only 3 for $1). The people there are friendly and joy to conversate with. It's New Orleans in NYC!
  • Courtney B.
    Definitely one of the best, most unique sandwich shops in the city. Amazing NOLA style sandwiches (and other delicious Southern style sandwiches, like the Fried Chicken Biscuit), plus beignets.
  • Christina C.
    Christina C.October 12, 2013
    Fried chicken on a buttermilk biscuit is the way to go here. The place is tiny & you might miss it. It's to the right of the listed address with tiny doors. Ppl are super friendly.
  • Wendy S.
    Wendy SungApril 6
    Get the classic chicken biscuit sandwich. Juicy chicken filet nestled between two warm, perfectly baked biscuits and dressed in gravy and slaw. You can literally taste the love
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonJuly 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has a great vibe and even nicer food! the chicken and biscuit sandwich is absolutely irresistible. The bread on the Po Boys is actually shipped in from New Orleans. Try the Crawfish chips!
  • Dianna H.
    Dianna H.November 12, 2012
    This is one of those places where you actually have a hard time deciding what to get because you want EVERYTHING on the menu. I eventually decided on the short ribs on challah & boy, am I glad I did!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Po'boys filled with either fried shrimp or fried oysters, veggie muffalettas and braised short ribs stuffed inside of challah bread are all available with a bag of Louisiana Zapp's Potato Chips. Read more
  • Dianna H.
    Dianna H.November 12, 2012
    Also, the ben-yays & coffee are a delicious, post-sandwich snack & the guys working there are super cool. After we ordered 2 sandwiches & coffees, our ben-yays were on the house! Thanks, Cheeky :)
  • Rich C.
    Rich CSeptember 2, 2012
    the fried chicken sandwich is perfect comfort food fare: buttermilk biscuit, southern style chicken, coleslaw and gravy. also got the sea half shrimp + half oyster po'boy, which hit the spot. do it.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ShumOctober 24, 2014
    Staff is superbly friendly. They give away free beignets from time to time to their customers. The beignets are amazing and cheap, chicory coffee is great, and their sandwiches even better.
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 12, 2011
    The oyster po' boy ($8.50) "is fully “dressed,” which on a New Orleans sandwich denotes the addition of lettuce, tomato, mayo & pickles, and, on Orchard St., also calls for Tabasco, ketchup & lemon." Read more
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyOctober 8, 2013
    Don’t overlook this small restaurant because you don’t want to miss their chicken sandwich. The crunchy fried chicken topped with savory gravy is perfect in the right-out-of-the-oven, buttery biscuit.
  • Vince W.
    Vince WongJune 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    While I have yet to try Cheeky's signature Fried Chicken biscuit, their braised beef short-rib on challah bread is a great sandwich. It isn't super filling, but it'll surely whet your palate.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsAugust 11, 2014
    One of the best places on earth. The vibe is the definition of cool but without any pretentiousness. The charm is simplicity, offering 4-5 sandwiches that they absolutely knock out of the park.
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyAugust 31, 2014
    Braised short rib with horseradish on toasted challah. Fried chicken on a buttermilk biscuit with coleslaw and gravy. A veggie muffuletta. This is not your average Boar’s Head–on–rye deli counter.
  • emily c.
    emily chenJanuary 12
    this place is SO underrated and how it has flown under the radar for so long blows my mind. this was the OG fried chicken sandwich in nyc -- w biscuit/gravy/grits!
  • Gentrifried Chicken
    Gentrifried ChickenNovember 6, 2011
    "Super affordable ($6.50) and they make the gravy and bread the chicken right in front of you. I swore I could taste a hint of cinnamon in the gravy, I’ll have to confirm on my next visit." Read more
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DonleyOctober 30, 2014
    If you don't eat meat, the grass sandwich is great! Tough to beat (pun originally not unintended) the goat cheese/beet combo.
  • Danny M.
    Danny MartinFebruary 18, 2014
    What a great addition to the neighborhood that we needed! New favorite lunch place. Fantastic casual atmosphere and southern ambience. The Veggie was amazing!
  • Bryant B.
    Bryant BalatbatMay 12, 2015
    Shrimp and oyster po' boy and fried chicken on biscuits. These guys make some of the best sandwiches around. Don't miss the place; the sign's on the pavement.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceDecember 28, 2010
    They brought Fried chicken on buttermilk biscuit with gravy and coleslaw, Brasied shortribs on Challah, Seared pork chop on challah, Muffalata and Crispy goat cheese on flauta bread to Choice Eats!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceAugust 16, 2014
    Most genuinely helpful service I've had in Manhattan and hands down, the best biscuits. Weirdly, the bathroom has a rustic, mountain outhouse feel to it (minus a water pump).
  • Lizzy K.
    Lizzy KushnerDecember 24, 2015
    If you're looking for a change-up--try the veggie sandwich! The only place I'd actually recommend a veggie sandwich from.
  • Lower East Side Partnership
    Cheeky Sandwiches x Ramiro Davaro-Comas | Ramiro Davaro Comas came up with a creation in his signature style for New Orleans-style po' boys sandwich shop, Cheeky's. Read more
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanFebruary 17, 2015
    Get the chicken sandwich! The service is great and they give you free beignets. All credit cards accepted.
  • Bruce S.
    Bruce SpencerFebruary 6, 2013
    The food was really good had a half and half po boy shrimp and clam and a chicken biscuit all so amazingly good ill be back for sure so dope
  • Oliver D.
    Their chicken sandwich is heavenly — biscuit, gravy, fried chicken. How they make it without it being overly heavy or greasy I don't know. Sublime.
  • Quinton M.
    Quinton MaJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken and Beef are to die for. I wish I loved the Po' Boys here (bread flown in weekly from New Orleans), but it really wasn't that filling.
  • KristiaMarie P.
    BEST Oyster and shrimp Po'boy. Their excellent beignets pair well with the Cafe du Monde coffee that they serve. Don't leave without having beignets!
  • Ellie
    EllieApril 8, 2015
    Simply amazing sandwiches, matched by friendly, cheerful service. Standout beef-horseradish and po'boy
  • Vincent C.
    The white gravy on the chicken sandwich is so good. The biscuit is also crumbly goodness. They also give you a beignet with your order.
  • Clay N.
    Clay NielsenNovember 29, 2014
    You can't go wrong with the fried chicken on buttermilk biscuit. The gravy is hot as lava but so delicious. Save room for beignets!
  • Chop Suey Club
    For a whole 2 week, we came here everyday for either the fried chicken sandwich ($7) or the breakfast sandwich. Both served on perfectly baked biscuits.
  • Thavy U.
    Thavy UchFebruary 18, 2014
    Get the shrimp po boy, has a nice kick to it. Definitely enjoyed it more than the chicken biscuit. Super friendly staff!
  • E.J. M.
    E.J. MablekosDecember 1, 2014
    Don't be afraid to get two sandwiches if your first time. I recommend a pork and a beef. Best sandwich place in nyc.
  • Jena W.
    Jena WOctober 28, 2014
    Chicken sandwich, savory biscuit, fried chicken, gravy and red cabbage coleslaw. Just right.
  • Matt W.
    Matt WilliamsApril 30, 2015
    The 1/2 and 1/2 Po Boy is so good it makes me angry. Add Zapp's and some beignets and take the rest of the day off.
  • For the Makers
    For the MakersOctober 9, 2011
    Insanely good sandwiches in this tiny + super friendly New Orleans style spot. If you are nice they might hook you up with fresh beignets.
  • Dustin L.
    Dustin LeeApril 21, 2015
    Don't be fooled by the size, one chicken biscuit is actually enough for a meal. Add chips or beignets and you'll be in for the itis
  • Felix S.
    Felix SargentNovember 16, 2014
    Low key but super delicious. The beef sandwich is made with homemade horseradish, and it's bloody delicious.
  • Goodstuff H.
    Goodstuff HallyJuly 17, 2015
    Amazing chicken biscuit sandwich. Low key store, cheep,quick and nice. Done
  • Anoop R.
    Anoop RanganathMarch 20, 2012
    The buttermilk biscuit with fried chicken, cole slaw, and gravy is the best I've had in New York
  • Christina T.
    Christina TroitinoAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get voodoo chips and a chicken sandwich. Tell all your friends and tip well! It's a tiny kitchen. Then grab a pint at Top Hops nearby
  • Gina L.
    Gina LimonOctober 24, 2015
    Po boy nailed it. Salty fried oysters and a spicy pickley remoulade, plus cozy interior. What more do you need.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MOctober 21
    I got the beef spare rib sandwich instead of the fried chicken - and it was quite delicious! Meat was very tender.
  • Bollare
    BollareNovember 27, 2012
    A literal hole in the wall with a sandwich that's so buttery and awesome, it'll knock your socks off. –Kristen
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