There's nothing quite like a good sandwich.

It's a simple formula -- although, given the debate over whether a hot dog qualifies, maybe not so simple after all -- that can yield completely divergent results, from Italian heros to lobster rolls to banh mi to tortas.

It is, as fictional New Yorker and food enthusiast Liz Lemon once observed, a great unifier across cultures: "I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich."

And New York City is home to some of the best. Here's a look at our picks for the best things between two slices of bread.