From Our Editors
The sandwich and salad slingers at Cafe Basil, a casual Midtown East deli, quickly assemble breakfast and lunch fare. Beneath a giant black menu board, gloved chefs toss colorful veggies into custom salad creations, box up meaty entrees with savory sides, and build skyscrapers using paper-wrapped sandwiches and paninis. Metal ladles sit parked in pots of warm self-serve soup, and sushi selections roll across the counter on weekdays. Schools of noodles swim through containers of udon soup, and egg sandwiches may be ordered all day.