The tuna fondues are, according to Taste the kitchen, undeniably New York and a staple of American cuisine. For those unfamiliar, a tuna fondant is a bold and heavy sandwich made with a mixture of tuna salad, dill pickles, celery, lettuce and cheddar and, of course, served hot and sticky. While it would have been concocted for the first time in Charlestontuna hotpots have established themselves in the chill of New York as the quintessential comfort food.
Unfortunately, since the start of the pandemic, the Big Apple has seen giants like Dinner in Odessa, which isn’t to say the best tuna fondant in town doesn’t exist yet. In fact, it may have been there for a long time. A bit off the beaten track, but with a must-see dark green storefront, is B&H Dairy Kosher Restaurant.
The classic restaurant, which first opened in 1938, is one of New York’s oldest kosher dairy lunch spots. Although the octogenarian restaurant has opted to keep its classic interior and iconic green window display, it does offer tuna fondant, which looks just as good as being served in a hipster cafe. B&H serves the sandwich with a smoky whitefish salad pressed with gooey cheddar cheese and between two slices of chewy challah, making it a “plenty, happy, perfect” melt (via Taste).