Efficiency and economy meet gastronomy at these three counter-serve spots, all worth seeking out.
ROAST SANDWICH HOUSE, Melville
At this classy counter- service star, virtually everything is made in house, with sandwich ingredients put together in inspired combinations. Standouts include a braised brisket and grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough. Vegetable side dishes excel.
SKINNY PIZZA, Roosevelt Field in Garden CIty and Rosyln Heights
These counter-service eateries specialize in thin-crust pies, available whole or by the slice, as well as low-calorie wraps and salads. The savory "'shroom" pizza, with its whole-wheat crust, is a runaway hit. Calorie counts posted on everything allow for informed choices.
CHICKEN'S ROAD, Bellmore
This Venezuelan eatery specializes in more than just rotisserie-roasted chicken. A must-order dish is gallo rice, a Chinese-South American stir-fry with chicken, pork and vegetables.