There are so many great places to grab a sandwich in Missouri, it’s difficult to narrow down who might make the best. Here are a few that have been mentioned by those in the know as standing above the crowd, along with the sandwiches they are known for.
1. BLT, Crown Candy Kitchen, St. Louis
Candy Crown Kitchen was featured on Adam Richman's Best Sandwich on the Travel Channel for their BLT.
Located at 1401 ST. LOUIS AVE.
ST. LOUIS, MO 63106
2. Italian Sandwich, Snarf’s, St. Louis
Snarf's Italian Sandwich was featured in RFT's top 5 sandwiches in STL 2011 as #1.
The sandwich is made with Salami, Pepperoni, Capicola, Mortadella, and Provolone and, as all of Snarf's sandwiches do, it comes toasted.
You can find them at at several locations in St. Louis.
3. The St. Paul, Park Chop Suey, Lafayette Square, St. Louis.
In 2013 Zagat named Park Chop Suey's "The St. Paul" one of the 50 states/50 sandwiches for Missouri. This sandwich with asian flare is made with hot egg foo yong smothered in mayonnaise and pickle, topped with lettuce and tomato and served on white bread.
Located at: 1321 Chouteau Ave
4. The Veggie Sub, Sub Shop, Columbia
The ComoCollective.com named the Sub Shop's Veggie Sub #1 in the Top Ten Sandwiches in Columbia, MO
5. Heart Turkey Salami Panini, Café Blackadder, Warrensburg
Named the "Best Sandwich" of 2014 by Rural Missouri at nxtbook.com, you gotta try the Hearty Turkey Salami Panini at Cafe Blackadder.
Location: 121 N. Holden St.
Downtown Warrensburg, MO
6. Breaded Pork Tenderloin, Kitty’s Café, Kansas Cit
The midwest is big on pork tenderloin, so it was kind of a big deal when seriouseats.com named Kitty's as one of the best in the midwest!
Location: 810 East 31st Street, Kansas City, MO, 64109
7. The Classic Heat, YJ’s Snack Bar, Kansas City
YJ's was featured on Diner's, Drive-Ins, and Dives and features "The Classic Heat" as one of the best sandwich options.
Location: 128 W. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
8. Piggy’s Combo, Piggy’s, O’Fallon
Piggy's was also a big contender in nxtbook.com's Best Sandwiches in Rural Missouri. The Piggy's Combo, made with pulled pork and beef brisket was a favorite.
Location: 327 S. Main Street
O'Fallon, MO 63366
9. Gee Willikers, Lonnie Ray’s, Harrisburg
Lonnie Ray's "Gee Whillikers" was editor's choice for the nxtbook.com "Best Sandwiches" report. It includes thick cut smoked bologna covered with pickles, onion rings, pepper jack cheese, coleslaw and “Gee Willikers” sauce.
Location: Downtown Warrensburg
121 N. Holden St.
Warrensburg, MO 64093
10. “Beast in a Box” or “Speck”, Salume Beddu, St. Louis
Riverfront Times named ""Beast in a Box" and "Speck" as the best sandwichs from Salume Beddu in St. Louis. Their secret is the amazing bread!
Location: 3467 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis
While taste is subjective, all ten of these sandwiches and sandwich shops deserve a try. Who do you think has the best sandwiches? Share your experiences in the comments below.