Posted by: Hungry Korean | December 2, 2011


The guys behind famous Italian sandwich shop, Torrisi, expanded their empire and opened up Parm in Nolita.  It boasts a larger lunch menu and more seating options. I did not go myself but Cookie Monster was down in Soho running some errands and decided to pick us up some heroes for lunch. I’ve always gotten the spicy turkey hero so this time I got the Italian…afterall, the restaurant is located steps away from Little Italy and the food is Italian based – so the Italian hero had to be great right?

The vessel (aka box) that carried my hero:

The hero has sesame seeds on it and the bread served at both Torrisi and Parm is delicious: chewy on the inside with a pleasant crunch when you bite down.

Both Torrisi and Parm offer up smaller sandwich options in the form of a round roll but I don’t like that bread as much.

Interior shot:

They do NOT skimp on the meat.  I tasted salami, mortadella, ham, pepperoni, provolone, pickled peppers, lettuce and tomato all doused with a good helping of oil and vinegar.  THIS is an Italian hero and it hit the spot.  It was salty and meaty with that nice tart from the vinegar and crunchy pickled veggies.

The great thing about both Torrisi and Parm is the ingredients they use are always fresh, never stale, and nothing is greasy. You feel like you are getting a good lunch from this place and the freshness obviously makes everything taste better. If you have not been to Parm, you need to go. Definitely try the Italian hero or the famous turkey with spicy marinara.

Parm, 248 Mulberry Street, New York, NY


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