During the run of 2010, the Whitney Biennial, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) introduced Sandwiched, a temporary “pop-up” cafe at the Museum featuring sandwich creations from USHG’s celebrated chefs.

Sandwiched closed in June, 2010.

Sandwiched served the following menu:


Cured Salmon
Union Square Cafe, Chef Carmen Quagliata

Heritage Ham & Sharp Cheddar
Gramercy Tavern, Chef Michael Anthony

Bombay Pita Panino
Tabla, Chef Floyd Cardoz

Applewood-Smoked Turkey & Gouda
Blue Smoke, Chef Kenny Callaghan

Knoll Crest Egg
Hudson Yards, Chef Robb Garceau

Line-Caught Albacore Tuna 
Hudson Yards, Chef Robb Garceau

Dessert Sandwiches

Lemon Whoopie Pie
Hudson Yards, Pastry Chef Sunchar Raymond

Hudson Yards, Pastry Chef Sunchar Raymond

Chocolate Mint Patty Brownie
Gramercy Tavern, Pastry Chef Nancy Olson

Fluffer Nutter
Blue Smoke, Pastry Chef Jennifer Giblin

Sandwich with cheese oozing out of it

Blue Smoke Applewood-Smoked Turkey & Gouda,
Chef Kenny Callaghan

More about the cafe

As part of the Biennial, the Whitney commissioned Jeffrey Inaba’s architecture collective INABA and C-Lab to design the space. “The main inspiration for Sandwiched was the Breuer building, and the idea that postwar modern architecture, however bold in form or expressive in materials, is vulnerable to feeling institutional,” explained Jeffrey Inaba. “Our intention was to respond to the delicate state that modern architecture can find itself in with a palette of contemporary, synthetic materials—the installation is made of fiberglass, nylon, and plexiglass lanterns, a resin service counter, plexiglass table tops, and vinyl seat covers—in order to be more 'human' and hospitable to the touch.”

Created and operated by Hudson Yards, the events and catering business from Danny Meyer’s USHG, Sandwiched offers sandwich selections from the renowned chefs of USHG, as well as beverages, snacks, and dessert sandwiches from some of USHG’s talented pastry chefs. These sandwiches were commissioned specifically for the “pop-up” cafe, and are available at the Whitney only, for a limited time during this installation:

Following the renovation, the Whitney and Union Square Hospitality Group will unveil a new cafe in the fall of 2010. In addition to operating Sandwiched, Hudson Yards serves as the exclusive caterer for all Whitney events.