Brooklyn’s ‘Tramezzini’ Opening Sandwich Shop on East Houston 

Posted on: April 10th, 2017 at 5:00 am by


Two Smorgasburg vendors are setting up shop, side by side, on East Houston Street. Last week saw the arrival of Wowfulls, the snack shop specializing in, you guessed it, waffles. This week comes word that fellow Instagram-ready cohort, Tramezzini, is up next.

No, not Trapizzino, which just debuted on Orchard Street last month.

A tiny sign above the gate at 309 East Houston indicate this to be the new location for Tramezzini. The company currently peddles its menu of “Authentic Venetian sandwiches with fresh imported olive oil bread from Venice-Italy” in the Brooklyn food festival circuit. The forthcoming location at East Houston is the first standalone brick-and-mortar for the operation.

We use only artisanal bread from the country side of Venice, healthy, low in calories and made with simple ingredients like flower and olive oil and baked fresh and imported weekly to NYC.

We find quality ingredients imported from Italy and outsource fresh vegetables from the farmers market that grows them the old way, no pesticides, no hormones, all natural, all organic.

The actual word ‘Tramezzino’ was invented by Gabriele D’Annunzio as a replacement for the English word “sandwich”, being easier to pronounce and a completely Italian term (albeit a neologism). “Tramezzino” sounds like “in-between”, with the addition of the diminutive suffix “-ino”products from the local farmers.

According to its website, expect launch (and lunch) on May 17.

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