A good sandwich can really turn your day around. No matter what time of day or year, there’s something about this food item that really hits the spot. Luckily, Virginia is full of eateries that have specialized in sandwiches for quite some time. If you’re in the mood for a truly delicious meal, you’ll want to try out these 9 incredible sandwiches, hand made in Virginia.
1. The Ham Sandwich (Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Café)
Virginia ham is one of the most famous foods from our beautiful state, and for an unbeatable ham sandwich, you'll want to go straight to the source. Smithfield is considered to be the ham capital of the world, and its bakery knows how to make a mean sandwich. Using delicious, salty slices of ham, these treats will surely satisfy your lunch cravings. Address: 218 Main St
Ste B. Smithfield, VA 23430.
2. Chicken Salad Sandwich (Union Market, Richmond)
The chicken salad sandwich is a classic when it comes to Virginia dining. You can trust just about any Virginia restaurant when it comes to making a proper chicken salad sandwich, but you’ll really be in for a treat at Richmond’s Union Market. Their sandwich is made to perfection and even comes with goat cheese and a side salad. Address: 2306 Jefferson Ave., Richmond, VA 23223.
3. Pulled Pork Sandwich (Jake's Smokehouse, VA Beach)
It doesn’t get much more delicious than an authentic Virginian pulled pork sandwich. For a reasonable price and a mouthwatering meal, head on over to Jake’s Smokehouse in Virginia Beach. Cooked to perfection, the pulled pork is tender and comes with some delicious sides. Address: 1784 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454.
4. The Biscuit Sandwich (Handsome Biscuit, Norfolk)
Who needs ordinary sliced bread when you have the option of a mouthwatering, homemade biscuit instead? That’s the theory behind Handsome Biscuit, a sandwich company that has taken Norfolk by storm. Combining two southern staples has never been more delicious. This spot offers savory sandwiches, such as the falafel photographed above, and sweet combos all on a sweet potato biscuit. Address: 2511 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517.
5. Crab Cake Sandwich (Off The Hook Raw Bar, Chesapeake)
For the Virginia-famous crab cake sandwich, look no further than Off the Hook Seafood Market & Raw Bar in Chesapeake. Made with the finest crab meat, these sandwiches are a delicious taste of the Eastern Shore. And if you have room for more, be sure to sample some of the other wonderful seafood entrees. Address: 500 S Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322.
6. Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Grilled Cheese Mania, Harrisonburg)
The ever-popular grilled cheese isn't something you'll find only in Virginia, but we sure have perfected it. For a delicious example, try Grilled Cheese Mania in Harrisonburg. You can get the classic or try any of the ooey-gooey combinations served with bacon or mushrooms, as photographed above. Address: 1321 S High St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801.
7. Roast Beef Sandwich (South Street Under, Leesburg)
The roast beef sandwich doesn’t need much to be delicious, and this bakery in Leesburg knows it. Using house-cooked rare roast beef, they have perfected this sandwich by adding swiss horseradish mayo and serving it up on black-olive rosemary bread. While you’re here, also be sure to pick out something sweet from their bakery. Address: 203J Harrison St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175.
8. Pimiento Cheese Sandiwch (O'Kelly's Deli, Danville)
Classified as a barbecue restaurant, O'Kelly's Deli also serves up a mean pimiento cheese sandwich. Photographed above, this delightful dish is also made with White Vermont Cheddar, tomatoes, and bacon. Address: 875 Piney Forest Rd., Danville, VA 24540.
9. The Breakfast Sandwich (Bodo's Bagels, Charlottesville)
Breakfast is a major part of the dining scene in Virginia, and so we'd be remiss to leave the heavenly breakfast sandwich off the list. For perfected bagels with delicious ingredients stacked inside, head to Bodo's Bagels in Charlottesville. In addition to breakfast, this place also makes other great bagel sandwiches. Address: 1418 Emmet St N
Charlottesville, VA 22903.
Have you tried any of these sandwiches? Or perhaps have a local favorite that missed the list? Be sure to share with us! And be sure to check out these
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