St. Louis is home to a bustling cuisine scene, and it’s full of delicacies that you can only find here in the Greater St. Louis area. Toasted ravioli, for example, is one delightful dish that was born here in town. The St. Paul sandwich is another famous St. Louis delicacy, but it’s certainly not the only must-try sandwich in the city. From delis to intimate eateries, these nine delightful destinations serve up delicious sandwiches that you simply have to try:
1. Try a muffuletta at Blues City Deli.
Blues City Deli is a beloved local eatery, and it is often cited as one of the city's must-try restaurants. Honestly, you really
do have to pay it a visit if you are looking to taste the yummiest muffuletta outside of New Orleans. You won't believe your taste buds once you sink your teeth into this delicacy.
Blues City Deli is located at 2438 McNair Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104.
2. Chow down on a Hot Salami Sandwich at Gioia's Deli.
Gioia's has been a local favorite for over 96 years, and the future looks bright. Why, you ask? Because locals are and will continue to be obsessed with their Italian selections. Their Hot Salami Sandwich is widely celebrated as the best sandwich is St. Louis, and it's definitely worth indulging in.
Gioia's Deli is located at 1934 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.
3. Enjoy Mary's Special at Adriana's on the Hill.
This charming eatery has loads of sandwiches to choose from. The Hill Boy, named for the iconic neighborhood in which the restaurant is located, is a favorite, but so, too, is Mary's Special. What's so special about it? Probably the garlic cheese bread and irresistible roast beef.
Adriana's is located at 5101 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.
4. Munch on a Reuben at Pickles Deli.
At Pickles, handcrafted sandwiches make dining out quick and stress-free. You can't go wrong with a classic like the famous Reuben. With locations downtown and in the central west end, this delightful deli is easily accessible and well worth the trip.
Downtown: 200 N Broadway #110, St. Louis, MO 63102
Central West End: 22 N Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.
5. Taste the wonders of the weekly special at The Gramophone.
Pictured here is a Sloppy Joe with a bit of St. Louis flair. You can practically smell the delightfully gooey Schlafly Beer Expo IPA cheese sauce from the photo alone! The truth is, every sandwich at The Gramophone is piled high with all kinds of delicious ingredients, but the weekly specials at this concert club-turned-sandwich shop are truly stand out.
The Gramophone is located at 4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.
6. Indulge in a St. Lucy Burger at Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium.
A patty stuffed with provel cheese? Yes, please! Topped with bacon, coleslaw, and a whole lot of flavor, you can't pass up a treat like this. Unless, of course, you're vegan, in which case you can choose from a number of veggie-friendly goodies on the menu.
Fozzie's is located at 1170 S Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights, MO 63117.
7. Nibble on the Wicked at Which Wich.
This monster sandwich is definitely up to no good. Piled high with five different meats and three different cheese, this sandwich is purely irresistible.
Chesterfield: 1762 Clarkson Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017
University City: 6662 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO 63130
Des Peres: 11935 Manchester Rd., Des Peres, MO 63131
8. Sink your teeth into a BLT at Crown Candy Kitchen.
If you've heard rumors about the BLT at Crown Candy Kitchen being the best in STL... well, it's true! The bacon is perfectly crisp and the sandwich is absolutely gigantic. This St. Louis landmark lives up to its reputation, and if you've never treated yourself to one of their famous BLTs... well, then your time has come.
Crown Candy Kitchen is located at 1401 St Louis Ave., St. Louis, MO 63106.
9. Swing by The Shaved Duck for a Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwich.
Located in the Tower Grove neighborhood, you'll find one enchanting restaurant that serves up American cuisine with a twist, and their sandwiches are out of this world. Try the Smoked Tri-Tip Sandwich, which features thinly sliced smokehouse delicacies rubbed with rosemary and garlic. Bring your appetite, because the portions are huge!
The Shaved Duck is located at 2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118.
Though the St. Paul sandwich is our city’s most famous, the flavors of some of these local favorites are absolutely out of this world. Where is your top spot to grab a sandwich or a quick bite? Tell us in the comments!