Pittsburgh June 15, 2016
These 9 Places In Pittsburgh Make The Best Sandwiches
Pittsburgh’s eclectic mix of restaurants means only one thing: Pittsburghers are never really at a loss for finding a restaurant that will satisfy their cravings – whether for pierogies, pizza, or sandwiches. In fact, Pittsburgh’s home to many sandwich shops that cater to everyone, from carnivores and pescatarians to vegans and vegetarians. Here are nine of the best sandwich shops in Pittsburgh:
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1. Carson Street Deli
Can't decide which
Carson Street Deli
sandwich you're craving? No worries. Simply pick your three favorites and order the sliders – the mini version of each sandwich. The menu at Carson Street Deli in the South Side features sandwiches topped with meat and sandwiches for vegetarians. And, if you can't find a sandwich that will hit the spot, create your own.
2. Smallman Street Deli
You think you're hungry? Then maybe, just maybe, you're up for the challenge of Smallman Street Deli's U-Can't Eat It Signature Sandwich, a pound of meat topped with mustard and sandwiched between two unassuming pieces of rye bread. Even if you don't have such a hearty appetite, you'll find plenty on the menu at
Smallman Street Deli
– with locations in the Strip District and in Squirrel Hill – including such old favorites as corned beef, roasted beef, and pastrami.
3. Fat Head's Saloon
Be sure to go to
Fat Head's Saloon
hungry because you'll have plenty of mouthwatering sandwiches from which to choose. The popular South Side restaurant's menu features a long list of sandwiches – the Hipster Cheese Steak, the Smoked Salmon Reuben, and the Aloha Chicken, to name just a few – as well as burgers and subs.
Hungry for a sandwich?
has just about every sandwich you might crave. Meat lovers can dig into the The Cathedral, a grilled ham and turkey sandwich, the Chicken Barbeque, or the Forbes Field, the latter of which is a traditional burger. Peppi's menu features plenty of subs and burgers, giving you a delicious challenge when it comes to deciding what to order.
5. Thin Man Sandwich Shop
Thin Man Sandwich Shop
in the Strip District has something for just about every taste. Choose from nearly a dozen Signature and Seasonal sandwiches, such as the Signature Thin Man with bacon, chicken liver mousse, endive, and red wine vinaigrette on a baguette. The seasonal menu, which changes throughout the year, currently features such sandwiches as the Jerk Roasted Chicken and the Amish Turkey Breast.
6. Primanti Brothers
No sandwich shop list is complete without the hometown favorite:
. While Primanti Brothers does have its detractors, it is also one of the most popular sandwich shops in the Burgh, predominately because of its unique sandwiches. Order with meat or without and your sandwich will come topped with fries and coleslaw in between two slices of fresh Italian bread.
7. Spak Brothers
Meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans will find just the right sandwich at
, also famous for its delicious pizza, in Pittsburgh. Spak's line of hoagies include the Philly Steak, the Blue Steak, and the Tuna Salad. Vegans can opt for vegan cheese and vegan sausage.
8. The Yard
Sometimes a good grilled cheese sandwich just hits the spot.
The Yard Market Square
makes a mean gourmet grilled cheese sandwich. Choose from a menu of grilled cheese with such names as Simple Jack, the Jerk, and the Blarney Stone. If grilled cheese doesn't strike your fancy, try one of the specialty burgers, the summer pulled pork sandwich, or the roasted turkey sandwich.
9. Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
in Bloomfield adds a twist to that old favorite school lunch sandwich. Whether you're craving a PB&J sandwich like mom used to make or you want to be a little more adventurous – PB&J on a sushi roll, PB&J with bananas, or even PB&J on a caramel apple roll, Peanut Butter Jelly Time promises a sandwich you won't soon forget. Don't really like any of the sandwiches on the menu? Create your own. Peanut Butter Jelly Time's menu also features grilled cheese (traditional and non-so-traditional – like the peanut butter and jelly grilled cheese), milkshakes, floats, and hot chocolate.
Taste is pretty subjective and there are a lot of delicious sandwich shops in Pittsburgh. Do you agree with these nine best sandwich shops in Pittsburgh? Which should have made the list but didn’t? Let us know in the comments!