You know that great sandwich shop way out in Brooklyn somewhere, that only teamsters know about and won’t let the secret out? Our guess is that it’s Defonte’s. A half sandwich will buy you a foot long beast packed with unbelievably delicious goodness. And yes, there are folks ordering a full sandwich.
We’ve been talking recently with neighbors about having a Defonte’s brunch which would consist of one half sandwich of their AMAZING potato egg and Virginia ham, and we were thinking it would serve 10, if you slice the half sandwich in 10 reasonable chunks, plus some fruits and veggies.
They run on Union hours, too, they open at 6am and you won’t find ’em open past 4, but they might shut their doors before then if they feel like it. But! The staff is friendly and expeditious, and the product is the best. You’ll also get off on the photos on the wall of Defonte customers including the likes of the cast of the Sopranos.
And! Don’t ignore their side dishes, either. They have a great macaroni salad and an olive & celery salad, along with yummy old school staples.
Defonte’s alone: worth living out in Red Hook.