A sandwich is just a sandwich… right? Wrong. Although the sandwich functions differently for everyone, it can be agreed upon that some are just plain better than others. For instance, the ham and cheese whipped up in the average kitchen does not compare to the sweet, savory Cubano you can get at the deli next door. Here in Denver, we have plenty of sandwiches to choose from, so picking the perfect wich is a bit of a challenge. Here are five delis that should help make your choice a little easier.
2532 Champa St
Denver, CO 80205
The Curtis Park Deli is known for their awesome sandwiches and impeccable service. The most popular sandwich seems to be The French, which combines rosemary ham, brie, mixed greens, house made mustard and a house-made aioli, piled high on a crunchy yet soft ciabatta roll. The two guys that work behind the counter are so caring and attentive that they’ll even remember your name when you come back a second time. They also have two large community tables for seating, creating a perfect neighborhood-type atmosphere.
1575 Central St.
Denver, CO 80211
A great little deli nestled in the LoHi part of Denver, this place has an extensive selection of salads and sandwiches, including a build-your-own option. The favorite here is the Cubano, as it’s one of the best in the city. Be careful what time you come though, as this is not a “best-kept-secret” type of place. Around lunch time, on a daily basis, there is usually a line out the door. Don’t be discouraged though, it’s worth every minute.
630 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80219
New Saigon Bakery & Deli is, however, one of the better kept secrets in Denver. Located next to the New Saigon restaurant on Federal and Exposition, this Vietnamese deli and bakery is one of the few places where you can get a full meal (complete with leftovers) and a boba for under $10. Sandwiches start around $4 and are quite substantial for the price. They always use fresh ingredients, and rarely will you come across something you don’t like. Here you can find the best Banh Mi sandwich in town, and then top it off with a delicious dessert from the bakery.
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6439 E. Hampden Ave.
Denver, CO 80222
This deli was featured on “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives,” and for good reason. It’s one of the most authentic and overall delicious Jewish delis in Denver. One of their featured dishes is the matzo ball soup, which is as good as they come. Not only that, but they take pride in their excellent customer service. Regardless of what you decide to try here, it’s guaranteed that you’ll leave happy.
14011 W. Quincy Ave., Unit J
Morrison, CO 80465
Tommy’s is a little ways outside of Denver, but worth the trip. Located off of Highway 285 and Bowles, this is the perfect place to stop at before or after a mountain adventure, or if you’re in the mood for an immaculate sandwich. Specializing in East Coast cuisine, this shop earns rave reviews on everything you’d find out East, including their Philly Cheesesteak. The owners are friendly, the staff moves quickly and the food is out of this world… what more could you ask for?
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