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Old 07-15-2021, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I used to get sandwiches for lunch all the time from any of the many Jewish delis around my office. Couldn't really go wrong with any of them.
Ah.... That's exactly what I wanted to say!
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Old 07-15-2021, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Seymour, CT
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If you go to Subway and get a "footlong" cough 10" long it's what... $6.50 or $7?

If you go to ANY deli around the area, you can get grinders for like $5-$9 depending on how crazy of a sandwich you want.
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Old 07-15-2021, 04:36 PM
 
Location: equator
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Oh you guys! You are so lucky.

Sandwiches are not a "thing" down here. The only place to get anything like that is KFC chicken sandwich with ---- lentils and rice! No sandwich places at all.

No deli meats either and the bread is just BIMBO brand, lol.

Oh for some roast beef, pastrami, smoked turkey, sourdough....cheesesteak! Even Arby's!

Though we're not foodies, we have acknowledged that the U.S. has it made in that department.
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Old 07-15-2021, 04:43 PM
 
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Just about any Deli local here (mom pop shop).

My favorite is a place in Seymour, CT called John's Deli (Rocky's Deli). Look at the size of this beast:

$4.75

Looks like 1/4 turkey and 3/4 tomato, what am i missing?
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Old 07-15-2021, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Seymour, CT
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Looks like 1/4 turkey and 3/4 tomato, what am i missing?
It's Bologna (my fav)
Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles

I can't finish a whole grinder. I have to split it into two meals.
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Old 07-15-2021, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I moved to Massachusetts from Florida 3 years ago and really miss Publix! For the sandwiches, yes, but also generally.

Where I am in Massachusetts I haven't found many good delis (I'm sure I just haven't found them nearby) but a couple of pizza places do a pretty good turney sub. Everything fresh sliced, fresh made bread, good tomatoes (the tomoatoes need to be good!). My biggest problem with sandwiches bought out these days is they are just too big - I sometimes need to pull meat out just to be able to get a proper bite.
I am not sure where in Mass you are but out here in Worcester there are plenty of great delis. Also Wegmans is great for subs....looking at you Danny's Special but avoid Market Basket. I know it was recommended earlier but they are (sorry) just awful.
All these are 12 minutes or less from my home in Worcester.

Pastrami from Chani's Kosher Deli

An Italian from Tom's Deli

A Blondie from Bushel n Peck


A hot pastrami from Breens
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Old 07-15-2021, 06:31 PM
 
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In Texas, we have two outstanding sandwich chains: Jason's Deli and Schlotzky's. Jason's muffaletta and Schlotzky's Deluxe Original sandwiches are truly amazing. They've totally ruined me for any other deli sandwich providers.
Of all the chains, Schlotzky's is the best. But we don't have any around here.

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I live in OH and it's entirely possible to find independent sandwich shops and restaurants here. I already posted Jimmy's in Liberty OH. Here's another good one - https://www.kravitzdeli.com/libertymenu.html

I have no idea why anyone would prefer Jersey Mike's, Jimmy John's, Fire House or Subway to a local, mom and pop eatery.

We have plenty in OH, but some people are only open to chains. I will never figure that out.
Well, around here anymore "mom and pop" places aren't exactly "like grandma used to make" unless grandma was a terrible cook. They tend to come in two varieties:
a. Husband or wife is a chef and they put out really top notch food with a price to match.
or
b. No one knows how to cook, but they opened a restaurant and serve mostly canned and frozen junk out of a Sysco truck. So when your experience with local places is mostly bad, you tend to avoid them and hit the chains. They may not be great, but they are consistent.

We simply don't have any good old local delis.
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Old 07-15-2021, 06:39 PM
 
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I love a good sammich, especially in hot weather when no one feels like cooking.

We have to make our own. Of the well-known sub shops, one's in a skank pit neighborhood, and the other's very, VERY hit or miss. Delis? You take your life in your hands. It wasn't always like this.
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Old 07-15-2021, 07:29 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Here too. More costly? What by a dollar or two? If that? And the sandwiches are generally made by family members not teenage kids who don't care.

They aren't going to spit in your sandwich. That's worth a couple of bucks to me. They are also CLEAN and authentic.

PS - I have personally NOT found them to be more pricey, but that's in Ohio.

They aren't more pricey here in NJ either... the prices are definitely comparable. I guess it depends on where you go.
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Old 07-15-2021, 11:41 PM
 
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If you like sandwiches, give Vietnamese banh mi a try. It's tasty and cheap.
That would be it for me. There are a couple of places on University Ave. in St. Paul (MN) - one a family-owned grocery - that has fantastic banh mi.

Second choice would be nearly anything from Cecil’s, a Jewish deli in St. Paul.

Third choice would be torta - again, good choices near work, but also the food truck that has taken up extended residence every summer a few miles from me has great tortas.
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