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Best Sandwiches in the Wilmington Delaware vicinity

Best Sandwiches in the Wilmington Delaware vicinity

Sometimes you just want a great sandwich. Fortunately you won't have to go far if you live in northern Delaware. After spending a summer checking out the different sandwiches recommended by various foodie friends, these are the ones that I found mouth watering in the greater Wilmington area. If your favorite isn't there, let me know as I want to check it out!

The Steak Tip Sandwich at The Meat House, Route 202 (Concord Pike) one mile north of the DE line at 200 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford PA 19317. Their signature marinated Meat House Steak Tips and a special Cheese Sauce with your choice of Peppers, Onion, and Mushrooms on a toasted Hoagie Roll - warning you will need more than three napkins - but it's worth the mess.

The Cuban Sandwich at The Corner Bistro, 3604 Silverside Road, Wilmington DE 19810. Slow Roasted Pork, Smoked Ham, Dill Pickles, Havarti Cheese, Mustard on Scallion Buttered Bread. Their take on the Cuban Sandwich, while not traditional is absolutely delicious.

The Bahn Mi Sandwich originally from Vietnam is fabulous at two places.

        Southeast Kitchen, 1901 Delaware Ave., Trolley Square, Wilmington DE 19806. According to co-owner Liam, the deliciously crispy baguettes are fresh daily from South Philly, with Pate, Vietnamese Mayo, Jalapenos, Pickled Carrots, Daikon Cucumber, fresh Cilantro and your choice of Meats, Shrimp, or Tofu (but I always choose the pork).

        Banh Mi Boy, 209 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711 the owners of the former delicious Saigon Vietnamese restaurant have a real winner in their Banh Mi sandwiches and this sandwich shop in general.

The Muffaletta at Cajun Kate's 722 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington DE. 19810 This New Orleans style sandwich is served on bread especially made for them by Serpe's Bakery, features an olive salad direct from New Orleans, and contains Mortadella, Capicolla Ham, Genoa Salami and Provolone Cheese. In case you are wondering, owner Don Applebaum worked for years at Emeril Lagasse's NOLA restaurant in New Orleans and his wife Kate was the former Chef de Cuisine at Harry's Seafood Grill. The restaurant is only open Wednesday to Saturday but you can also check them out at the Booth's Corner Farmer's Market Friday and Saturday.

The New York, New York at Dreamer's Café 2095 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont DE 19703. This slice of the Big Apple is reminiscent of the now closed Stage's Deli in the big city. Pastrami, Corned beef, Swiss Cheese, Coleslaw, Lettuce and Russian Dressing on Rye Bread reminds me why at Stage's Deli they used to say, "you will never see anyone but healthy people at a Jewish Deli".

The Bobby at Capriotti's is our own Thanksgiving on a Bun. There are nine locations in Delaware north of the canal, including the original at 510 N. Union St, Wilmington DE 19805. The sandwich features homemade Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing and Mayo. The Capastrami (Hot Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, Russian Dressing and Coleslaw) is also quite decadent.

The Tortas at the La Poblanita at 3804 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington DE 19805 is a Mexican style sandwich with your choice of nine different Meats (everyone I know likes the spicy marinated pork, Al Pastor) spread with Beans, Lettuce, Tomato, and Jalapeno. If you have never tried one, you are in for a filling treat!

The Jack Russell at the Pure Bread Deli, four locations in Delaware and one in nearby Glen Mills PA. The Jack Russell has Chicken, Bacon, Cheddar and Peppercorn dressing on Cheddar Bread. It is a grilled Panini style treat that you definitely do not have to be a dog lover to enjoy. 

The Lobster Roll at the Trolley Square Oyster House at 1707 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington DE 19806 is a traditional lobster roll, even better than the ones I've had in Portland, Maine! It has the split top bun, brown butter mayo, spices, lettuce and lots of that key ingredient - fresh lobster meat. The sides are your choice of two kinds of fries or home made potato chips with sea salt. After trying all three, I prefer the fries with Old Bay.

 

 

 

 

 

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