Bite into your favorite sammi, for today is National Sandwich Day! The sandwich is truly a great creation and these sandwich shops are serving up anything but your typical blandwich. Read on to discover some of the best sandwich shops in Des Moines, well since sliced bread.
B&B Meat & Deli
2001 SE 6th Street • Des Moines, IA 50315 • (515) 243-7607 • https://www.facebook.com/KillerDeli/
Since 1922, B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli has been serving up “Killer Sandwiches”, burgers and sides. Don’t let the nondescript exterior of this restaurant fool you, they serve up some of the best food in Des Moines. The restaurant is open for lunch and is also a neighborhood grocery store and old-fashioned meat market. Be sure to try the Reuben and you won’t be disappointed. Kids can customize their own sandwich at the deli and they will drool over their sweet selection of cupcakes, lemon bars and brownies.
Hangar’s Manhattan Deli
3705 Ingersoll Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50312 • (515) 274-1208 • http://hagarsmanhattandeli.com/
If your family is feeling famished, head over to Hangar’s Manhattan Deli on Ingersoll. You can make it “Quick & Easy” with a basic sandwich or go with one of their popular specialty sandwiches such as the Mama Mia, Manhattan, or Corned Beef Deluxe. They also serve up daily specials like the “Ultimate Grinder”, which is only served on Thursday. Complete your meal with a soup or salad and a Scotcheroo when they’re available!
La Mie Bakery
841 42nd Street • Des Moines, IA 50312 • (515) 255-1625 • http://lamiebakery.com/
We love La Mie for breakfast but it also serves up great sandwiches for lunch. This French bakery is known for their artisan baked goods and their bread is divine, which makes for a good foundation to build a delicious sandwich on. La Mie offers Tartines (opened face sandwiches) on their breakfast menu and several sandwich choices on their lunch menu. Kids can dress the sandwiches up or down to suit their tastes. And, please don’t forget to indulge in dessert while you’re there.
Multiple Locations • https://www.palmersdeliandmarket.com/
With five locations in the Des Moines area Palmer’s Deli is a true sandwich hot spot. Each location offers a relaxed atmosphere that is perfect for a no-fuss family-friendly lunch or early dinner. All sandwiches are made from scratch and you can choose one of their specialty sandwiches or create your own. Your kiddos will surely find something to eat and with the option to add a salad, soup or dessert they won’t go home hungry.
South Union Bread Company
1007 Locust Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 248-1782 • http://southunionbreadcafe.com/
Come here for some of the freshest sandwiches around, served on artisan bread that is baked fresh daily. South Union Bread Company offers a variety of cold sandwiches or if you’re in the mood for something hot and melty, try a hot sandwich like the Hot Italian, Cajun Tuna Melt, or a Santa Fe Turkey. They also have a large salad selection or you can DIY at their large salad bar. Not feeling like taking the whole crew out, no problem you can order online and your food will be ready for pickup when you get there!
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