Num Pang is a small shop serving excellent Thai sandwiches. It's located between Union Square and Washington Square in New York City. Num Pang has taken the traditional western sandwich and infused it with Thai spices creating something unique and enjoyable.
From what I could gather, most of Num Pang's business is take-out, but there is a small dining area upstairs. There's nothing fancy here. It has a plain utilitarian interior, which is only matched by its view of the parking garage next door.
On my last day in NYC, I decided to give Num Pang a try. I had the Grilled Spanish Mackerel & Leek sandwich with basil oil dressing. It was, perhaps, the best meal I had during my stay in the New York. The woman next to me had the vegetarian Roasted Cauliflower sandwich with soy milk and chili mayo. It looked and smelled great! She told me that Num Pang has a loyal following among the neighborhood residents, and because it has a seasonal menu, there is always something new to try.
21 East 12 Street
(between University Place & 5Th Avenue)
Union Square Subway Stop