Num Pang just expanded its Cambodian sandwich empire to the Financial District, opening at 75 Broad St. with an exclusive new menu addition. The Thanksgiving-inspired Hoisin BBQ Pulled Turkey Pang ($8.50) has shredded slow-roasted turkey with housemade spicy hoisin barbecue sauce, topped with ginger-pickled cranberries, spicy mayo and the Cambodian version of pico de gallo: cucumber, cilantro and pickled carrots.
The Chicken Gobbler ($8.50) at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is worth breaking with tradition because it gets everything else right. The special sandwich, new this year, has matzo-coated fried chicken (of course, since these days it’s fry it or don’t bother showing up) with every Thanksgiving side dish piled on top in layers of stuffing, mashed potatoes, housemade gravy and cranberry sauce.
You don’t need to be cracked to enjoy the Quacked Up Turkey Burger at Wayback Burgers. The bird patty is spiked with jalapeno, then topped with broccoli slaw, duck bacon, cranberry ketchup and sweet potato fries, served on a potato chip bun. Wash it down with a Pumpkin Butterscotch Milkshake, which literally puts a slice of pumpkin pie in a glass.