Are you always on the lookout for the best thing since sliced bread that’s actually
on sliced bread? Sandwiches today are more than just stuff in between two slices of bread. Along with the tried and true classics, they are works of art combining fresh ingredients, unusual combinations and a great atmosphere with friendly service. Everyone from the foodie with the complicated taste buds to the kids who will only eat white bread with the crusts cut off – we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 places in Vermont that make the best sandwiches EVER.
1. Sandwich Shoppe - 52 Merchants Row, Rutland.
Leave yourself plenty of time to visit the aptly named Sandwich Shoppe in Rutland because the menu is HUGE. The delicious food is made with quality ingredients and prepared with care. The prices are reasonable, portions are a good size and the service at this family run joint is always friendly. The turkey clubs are particularly tasty, but the Christini (pictured above) made with french toast stuffed with ham, cheese, and a side of maple syrup, is out of this world.
2. Prohibition Pig - 23 S Main St, Waterbury.
There’s a reason the Prohibition Pig is always packed. When you combine their delicious sandwiches (particularly the brisket sandwich) with duck fat fries and truffle ketchup you have a meal made in heaven. Amazing wings and splurge-worthy mac and cheese should also be on your bucket list.
3. Roasters Café & Deli - 4267 Route 5, Derby.
Every single gourmet sandwich at Roasters Café is excellent, with a special nod to the roast beef, which is possibly the best you’ll ever have. Everything they bake is terrific and it’s a delightful stop to spoil your taste buds.
4. Costello’s Market - 2 Maple St, Middlebury.
Costello’s Market recently earned Yankee Magazine's "Best Sub Shop in New England" rating and deserves every bit of the accolades. Seafood subs and tacos are also to die for, as is everything else, including the grilled eggplant sub.If you decide to pass on the sandwich, their fish and chips and other seafood dishes are worth the trip. The shrimp or oyster poboy - YUM.
5. Four Corners of the Earth - 310 Pine St, Burlington.
Unique and varied dishes are served up with surprising combinations of interesting ingredients in these hand crafted specialty sandwiches. The friendly owners and staff make their own kimchi so don’t miss the kimchi sandwich. Enjoy the funky artwork by local artists while you wait.
6. Mon Vert Café - 67 Central St, Woodstock.
Simply put, this place has excellent sandwiches. Amazing in fact! Particularly noteworthy is the Maplebrook mozzarella which is a vegetarian delight! The basil aioli makes this sandwich incredible but if you have a hankering for something with more oomph, try the meaty spicy sandwich. You’ve got to love a place that has complimentary iced water available at the counter. Refreshing, healthy and environmentally friendly.
7. Ponce Bistro - 4659 Main St, Manchester.
If you ever get the spanish meatloaf sandwich at Ponce Bistro you’ll be dreaming about it for a lifetime. The combination of the soft bread, the meatloaf, the manchego cheese… it all comes together to form sandwich perfection.
8. Elm Street Market - 251 Elm St, Bennington.
If you’re not already in Bennington, the food at the Elm Street Market gives you the perfect reason visit this cool little town. An earthy type deli with a great beer and wine selection as well as some goods you’ve never seen before. The curry chicken salad in a wrap topped with chevre and sprouts is not only scrumptious, but also has giant servings.
9. Superfresh! Organic Café. 30 Main St, Brattleboro.
Creative intelligent dishes are plated up at Superfresh! You'll find smoothies, personal pizzas, pad Thai. and a wide range of options for people looking for totally organic foods that are engrossing in flavor. It’s easy to find something both gluten and dairy free and it’s sure to be awesome.
10. South End Restaurant - 4445 Main St, Isle La Motte.
It really doesn't get much better than this if you're traveling through the Lake Champlain Islands and need an idyllic spot to stop and rest while enjoying a great sandwich. Order up a grilled ham and Havarti dill cheese with spinach and tomato on a gluten free everything bagel and you won’t be disappointed.
What’s your favorite place to enjoy a mouth-watering sandwich in Vermont? We love to hear your own favorites!