Attractions August 08, 2017
The Unsuspecting New Mexico Train Station That Has The Most Amazing Sandwiches
Bus stations and train stations are usually associated with food that is convenient rather than tasty. However, there’s one train station where that is definitely not the case. Hiding inside Gallup’s Amtrak Station is Angela’s Café, an eatery that is known for its divine sandwiches.
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The menu isn’t extensive… and nor does it need to be. Here sandwiches are kept simple and done right. Everything is made fresh daily.
The chicken salad, a mixture of chicken, apple, and almonds, is always a crowd pleaser.
The MSB combines pastrami, roasted turkey, and roasted beef – a hearty treat for carnivores.
Choose whether to savor your sandwich on a croissant, or on rye or honey wheat bread. You can add avocado or green chile to any sandwich – almost always a good move.
Not in the mood for a sandwich? Then peruse the salad menu. The grilled salmon salad is a menu standout.
Alternatively, take one of the stuffed burgers for a test drive. That thing is huuuge!
Angela’s Café serves craft beer and wine. Oh, and of course, a great cup of coffee.
Be sure to save room for the decadent desserts, which prove the perfect way to wrap up your meal.
While the décor inside the café is fun, there’s much more to discover within this building.
Aside from being our state’s second busiest Amtrak Station, it is also the Gallup Cultural Center.
The latter is run by the Southwest Indian Foundation, a non-profit that aims to reduce poverty and unemployment among the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and other Native American tribes.
Head upstairs to the petite Storyteller Museum, which features compelling exhibits on everything from sandpainting to railroad history.
You can purchase handmade crafts at the gift shop.
On your way in – or out – of this Mission Revival-style building, pause at the 12-foot high, bronze Navajo Code Talker sculpture, a memorial to the invaluable role these brave men played in World War II.
The other statue depicts Navajo Chief Manuelito. He resisted the internment of his people at Bosque Redondo and helped end their imprisonment by being one of the leaders who signed the Treaty of Bosque Redondo, establishing Navajo Nation.
The Amtrak Station is located at 201 East Highway 66 in Gallup.
Angela’s Café is open weekdays, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Have you stopped by this unique building?
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