This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy

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Sandwich Place and BBQ Joint$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Annie L.
    Annie LuOctober 12, 2012
    Perfect drunk food. Go for the Popeye for melty, roast beefy goodness w/ just enough spinach to trick yourself into thinking it's healthy. Opt for the bisque fries instead of the cheez fries.
  • Brittany V.
    Brittany VanBibberSeptember 17, 2013
    Oh. My. Deliciousness. Get anything with roast beef in it. And the fries are to die for. Delivery might take a while though- its a pretty popular takeout place.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    The roast-beef sandwiches come This Way (on a roll with au jus and Cheez Whiz, $5.50), That Way (with gravy and mozzarella, $8.50), or Something Else (Cheez Whiz, fries and mozzarella, $12.50). Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 5, 2011
    Try the gloriously sloppy That Way, creamy Lioni Latticini mozzarella & juicy gravy made from thickened pan drippings crown this roast beef sandwich. It’s one of our #100best dishes & drinks of 2011. Read more
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 5, 2012
    Try the “This Way” ($5.50). Slowly roasted beef is sliced paper thin and served on a sesame studded roll, a hearty au jus is ladled on, and lashings of cheese whiz are then applied. Read more
  • Addi H.
    Addi HouFebruary 1, 2013
    The OTHERTHING pastrami is one of the best in NYC. And the amazing fries are a meal in itself but well worth the effort!
  • Riley M.
    Riley McCormickOctober 21, 2011
    Even though the Popeye costs more - it's worth it. You get a lot more meat and the spinach/garlic/provolone are AWESOME. You must give it a try once.
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 30, 2011
    Try the 'This Way' sandwich ($5.50), "Slowly roasted beef round is sliced paper thin and served on a sesame studded roll, a hearty au jus is ladled on, and lashings of cheese whiz are then applied." Read more
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoApril 23, 2012
    Their seasoned thick cut fries remind me of the kind you get on the boardwalk at the beach. I mean this in the best possible way.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 15, 2010
    The pastrami is a must have- The meat is way-smoky and gloriously fatty and a lovely shade of deep red. Untraditionally, coleslaw is put in the sandwich, along with the expected grainy mustard.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistAugust 26, 2010
    This spot serves 2 iterations of their dope slow-cooked roast beef sando: the jus & Cheez Wiz "This Way", and the onions/gravy/fresh mozz "That Way". Read more
  • Dens
    DensMay 11, 2010
    This place is pretty great. You're not going to beat $4.50 for the Roast Beef sammy and the Pastrami @ $7 is a legit option to Katz's $16 tourist trap. If you go pastrami, hold the cole slaw.
  • nymag
    nymagDecember 26, 2010
    Brave the line for the dirigible-size This Way—a roast-beef classic made with mounds of succulent prime rib drenched in oceans of Cheez Whiz. Featured in Where to Eat 2011! Read more
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimJuly 16, 2011
    The hand-cut fries are amazing, they have this like fried chicken fry on them, the This Way was da bomb!
  • Dishling NYC
    Dishling NYCJanuary 30, 2011
    The Roast Beef Sandwich is the most popular in the city. The Pastrami Sandwich is the 4th most popular (behind the usual suspects: Katz's Deli, Carnegie Deli and 2nd Ave Deli).
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CerdaOctober 11, 2011
    Want something light? Create your own tuna on rye with provolone, tomato, lettuce, and mustard! Yummies!!
  • Bill K.
    Bill KAugust 1, 2010
    The pastrami's great, but the "Something Else" (roast beef w mozz, gravy, au jus, and steak fries all piled in together) is the way to go.
  • Tony M.
    Tony MasseyJune 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great comfort food. I love that you get a slider with every beer purchase.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)September 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    $3 for beer in a can and a roast beef slider is a great deal. Get it with whiz.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PoswolskyNovember 30, 2012
    Roast beef That Way roll tastes great at a great value at $5.50!
  • Frank D.
    Frank DavisJuly 6, 2013
    Free slider with a beer is a nice deal. Solid beef sándwich.
  • Neil S.
    Neil SanchalaAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The That Way is tasty and delicious. The hero's a bit too big, so go for the roll.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJanuary 14, 2014
    This sandwich shop specializes in massive roast beef sandwiches.
  • Sean S.
    Sean StenstromFebruary 21, 2014
    best roast beef & pastrami sandwiches & fries - standing room only - East Village
  • Paulette O.
    Paulette OsborneAugust 14, 2013
    Everything on the menu is excellent. The owner is a great guy.
  • Erik C.
    Erik CampoJuly 14, 2010
    "That other thing" is by far the best sandwich; slow cooked pastrami w/ coleslaw that legit melts in ur mouth!
  • amoolia
    amooliaMarch 23, 2012
    Upgrade your drunk food here- open LATE! Free slider with any beer how can you say no?
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceFebruary 3, 2012
    Village Voice is excited to have This Little Piggy at the 2012 ChoiceEats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ
  • Rich G.
    Rich GallagherSeptember 6, 2011
    Finish up your night in the East Village with the "This Way" sandwich and you'll go home happy.
  • Alyssa D.
    Alyssa D'AngeloJanuary 21, 2011
    Awesome people an awesome food... And now they have soup! The lobster bisque is amazing :)
  • R.G. L.
    R.G. LoganFebruary 10, 2012
    Best deal in town: Pork Slap and Roast Beef Slider with wiz for $3
  • Shelley E.
    Shelley E.July 28, 2013
    Free slider with every beer... And they are PHENOM!!!
  • Thalia K.
    Thalia KMarch 19, 2012
    Try the This Way - This way, that way, and the other way... I love 'em all
  • Matt R.
    Matt R.April 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The fries are incredible. They appear to be "double dipped." Whatever they do, it works.
  • Dam B.
    Dam BNovember 19, 2011
    Try the this way and lobster bisque, both are amazing.
  • Nathanael C.
    Nathanael ChadwickSeptember 24, 2013
    9.4 rating for a cheap ass bland roast beef sandwich topped cheese whiz. Proof the foursquare rating system is complete bullshit.
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterMarch 3, 2011
    Ask for your "This Way" with the au jus on the side to prevent the sandwich turning into a soggy mess. Dip, then drink the leftovers.
  • Tanya L.
    Tanya LeisJuly 17, 2010
    Sandwiches are amazing but watch out for the hot sauce. It will steal the show from your sandwich.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GampatApril 8, 2012
    The roast beef with cheese whiz needs hot sauce.
  • Will W.
    Will WongMay 26, 2011
    Great roast beef (that way). Skip the cheese fries
  • Annie B.
    Annie BanannieJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sandwiches are smaller, no broccoli rabe anymore, AND is it me or did they move the counter to the right side?!?!? Seems the place is shrinking :(
  • Aileen T.
    Aileen TseJanuary 5, 2013
    i'm not a big fan of roast beef sandwiches, but i would only eat them at this little piggy
  • Dan B.
    Dan BentleyMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pastrami here is better than Katz's, with none of the obscure incantations needed.
  • Pet S.
    Pet SMarch 22, 2012
    Omg - THAT WAY! Drippy, squishy, tasty amazingness
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiFebruary 6, 2014
    This Way Roast Beef is sinfully good. Probably why you feel like a terrible person after eating it.
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanAugust 2, 2011
    Please. Please have "the other thing"! Such a great sammy...I'm def gonna be craving this one often :)
  • Mike U.
    Mike UreñaApril 29, 2013
    Add some hot sauce to the free sliders. Pretty tasty.
  • Carrie M.
    Carrie MFebruary 3, 2011
    Had "The Other Thing" today. Hands down the best pastrami I ever had. Do it! :)
  • Eric J.
    Eric JAugust 5, 2012
    sandwiches are great, but i'm all about that lobster bisque
  • Jesse K.
    Jesse KarmaFebruary 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    'that way' is Huge! Combined with beef stew and fries and 2 cokes and a snapple = 17 bux, amazing! Welcome to the Hood..
  • Justine K.
    Justine KorpiSeptember 22, 2011
    Get extra gravy on the side for dipping!
  • Ian R.
    Ian RoussoJuly 27, 2010
    Order "The Other Thing". A pastrami sandwich that's just awesomely delicious
  • Matt B.
    Matt BarashFebruary 22, 2012
    Best find for cheap eats in the neighb!
  • Debbie A.
    Debbie AdlerMarch 1, 2010
    That way is amazing, roast beef is juicy and fresh mozzarella is delicious!
  • Matt R.
    Matt R.September 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    New sandwich alert! "The Popeye" - Roast Beef, Mozzarella, Garlic, Spinach, New Pants...
  • Sam F.
    Sam FoldJanuary 10, 2011
    The beef stew is great, as is the raspberry tart!
  • Sean G.
    Sean GanannJanuary 30, 2010
    "This Way" or "That Way" you really can't go wrong with the roast beef. Better yet grab a friend and go both ways.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WongSeptember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Its all about the "Other Thing" Pastrami sandwich...however they raised the price from $7 to $9.50!
  • Greg B.
    Greg BarilaMarch 31, 2012
    Check out the snaking pattern of signed dollar bills on the ceiling.
  • Caroline T.
    Caroline TylawskyOctober 22, 2011
    $3 beer comes with free sliders- sold
  • J. W.
    J. W.March 20, 2011
    The pastrami and mustard sandwich is fantastic
  • Sara N.
    Sara NapierJanuary 31, 2013
    Best roast beef and cheddar sandwich I've ever had!!!!
  • Josh C.
    Josh ComptonJuly 27, 2012
    Free slider when you buy a beer! Hit that up
  • Aksel Y.
    Aksel YavalarMay 25, 2012
    The Popeye dank is really dank!
  • Joe K.
    Joe KimMarch 29, 2014
    Sad to see this place go down hill. I think they recently shut down because of sanitary issues.
  • Matt R.
    Matt R.April 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask them to drizzle some au jus on your That Way sandwich. Sublime.
  • R.G. L.
    R.G. LoganApril 29, 2010
    This was is essentially a glorifed Arbys sandwich.. But delicious nonetheless
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GisrielJanuary 13, 2014
    pastrami sandwich, twitter rec
  • justinstoned
    justinstonedNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Words cannot describe the goodness here.
  • Taha E.
    Taha EbrahimiJuly 24, 2011
    Free roast beef sliders when you buy a beer!
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy LenzFebruary 12, 2011
    They now have lobster bisque. Good thing I don't live around here.
  • Geoffrey W.
    Geoffrey WMarch 27, 2010
    That Way is amazing! Get one and enjoy the goodness
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RobertsJune 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing meal made by the mayor.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer C.May 16, 2011
    Get the "That Way." All the way.
  • Mike J.
    Mike JacobsonNovember 30, 2013
    THAT PASTRAMI THO
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LeonardApril 2, 2011
    Perfect for a middle of the night, post-bars meal.
  • Robert P.
    Robert PinoJuly 25, 2011
    That Way on a hero. Do it.
  • Cristina F.
    Cristina F-MMarch 23, 2010
    that way was unbelievable, esp with a little tabasco
  • Miguel C.
    Miguel CohnenJuly 8, 2013
    big roast beef sandwich
  • Duece
    DueceApril 12, 2011
    Pastrami pastrami pastrami
  • Pao C.
    Pao CalderonJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Always good to be here !
  • Vin H.
    Vin HamiltonMarch 5, 2011
    2 words: Stew and Fries
  • Michael S.
    Michael StackDecember 19, 2011
    Great roast beef sandwiches
  • Jesse I.
    Jesse ItzkowitzNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Now with beer
  • Mike E.
    Mike EpsteinFebruary 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Big fan of Artichoke... and roast beef. Gotta check this place out.
  • Sacha L.
    Sacha LoveDecember 7, 2010
    Love the Beef Stew !! $5 :)
  • Jose D.
    Jose Diaz-GonzalezJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    pork slap and slider is key
  • Wei V.
    Wei VaynDecember 30, 2011
    Try the This Way
  • Steven C.
    Steven ChangNovember 12, 2010
    This Way = Arby's on deliciousness steroids.
  • Kurt S.
    Kurt SchraderFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for the "forgetaboutit" sandwich. Amazing.
  • justinstoned
    justinstonedApril 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    pst you know you want it. ask for extra cheez wizz!
  • Dennis L.
    Dennis LaceyMarch 11, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    It's yummy
  • Jay
    JayJanuary 17, 2011
    Try the roast beef.
  • Alexander T.
    Alexander TullerFebruary 7, 2010
    Go here if you want an awesome sloppy roast beef meal.
  • jeff r.
    jeff ritterbandFebruary 20, 2010
    This way was the way.... get 2 if your hungry
  • Dennis L.
    Dennis LaceyMarch 7, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Just added beef stew & knishes.
  • Jarrod S.
    Jarrod SpillersFebruary 14, 2010
    This way + French fries = bliss!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AtkinsFebruary 12, 2010
    This Way is the only way
  • Adam L.
    Adam LekachJuly 6, 2010
    I can has Arby's?
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