To me, the bread is by far the most important part of the post-Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich. The harvest holiday is the one time of the year that I would specifically make a point of eating white bread (and Wonder Bread at that), because it makes a turkey sandwich that much better. Well, this year, I took the white bread turkey sandwich to a whole new level. My last stop in Manhattan before my drive to Ohio was at Takahachi — a newish Japanese bakery in TriBeCa. If you have ever been to Japan, you will know very well the Japanese love of baked goods. They execute bread better than any country with the exception of France. Thankfully, places like Takahachi, Cafe Zaiya and a few other NY based spots supply people like me with the much coveted and utterly amazing Japanese white bread. The bread is super soft with a perfect outer crust and it is so delicious that it makes almost every sandwich taste better. If you have already consumed all of your left over turkey, deploy it for a grilled cheese with soup, which is almost as satisfying. The bread comes in two thicknesses (thick or thin) and no matter which loaf you pick will not be disappointed. White bread from Takahachi will set you back $3.50 and could be the best thing to happen to a sandwich since sliced bread.
Takahachi Bakery | 25 Murray Street (at Church Street) | (212) 791-5550