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The best sandwiches in Salt Lake City

Hoagies, subs, tortas, grinders, héros, open faced – you name it – we got it in the Beehive state. If you can’t find a delicious sandwich on the streets of the Wasatch Front, you really aren’t trying hard enough. Note: I’ve trie really hard for more than 15 years, and I’ve uncovered some excellent spots. Below are my own personal favorite stops for a sandwich around town. There are plenty of other places I love to stop at for a particular sandwich too, scroll down for those as well.

Feldman's Deli - sloppy Joe
Feldman’s Deli – sloppy Joe (Gastronomic SLC)

Feldman’s Deli

Address: 2005 E 2700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Neighborhood:
Millcreek

Stop what you’re doing right now and head to Feldman’s for some of the most sublime sandwiches in all of Salt Lake City. The star of the menu at this NYC-styled deli are mammoth half pound sandwiches, each one an ode to the owners roots from back East, Jersey to be precise. Indeed that’s where the luscious pastrami and corned beef are imported from, not least other items like authentic pickles and NYC cheese cake too.

The fabulous corned beef and pastrami is hand carved daily at Feldman’s and everything that’s not carefully shipped from the East coast, is hand made in house.. From the classic corned beef with mustard through the funky sloppy Joe or soul satisfying reuben – each creation is a masterpiece. Moreover, these enormous sandwiches are enough to share, or split over two meals.

Pirate O's - turkey and bacon panini
Pirate O’s – turkey and bacon panini (Gastronomic SLC)

Pirate O’s Gourmet Market

Address: 11901 S 700 E, Draper, UT 84020
Neighborhood: Draper

While many know this Draper market for their fabulous chocolate and candy lineup – fewer are wise to their top notch sandwich counter. Traditional cold cuts are offered alongside my favorite – perfect grilled panini sandwiches. These can be enjoyed on the cute outside patio and feature luxurious ingredients. The pictured turkey and bacon comes with house made roasted tomato hazelnut pesto, tomato chipotle mayo, crisp bacon and turkey.

You can take your sandwich to the next level by exploring the store’s walk in refrigerated section which is home to a huge range of gourmet sodas from around the world. Read more about the store and their product in this article I wrote.

Town And Country Market - roast beef on white sandwich
Town And Country Market – roast beef on white sandwich (Gastronomic SLC)

Town And Country Market

Address: 2840 S Main St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
Neighborhood: South Salt Lake

A classic deli spot in South Salt Lake. Wait your turn in the line, head up to the counter. The crew will then take your order and make it there on the spot, exactly as you like. Packaged to go, Town & Country is mainly a grand and go spot – but does offer some outside picnic seating if you can’t resist the urge to dig in. Bonus points, this is one of the most affordable options in the city – here’s a story I wrote about their great deals.

Caputos - The Caputo
Caputos – The Caputo (Gastronomic SLC)

Caputo’s Market & Deli

Address: various
Neighborhoods: Downtown SLC, Holladay

The signature ‘Caputo’ is the classic deli sandwich, layering on a variety of meats and cheese. It’s also available at all three main Caputo locations throughout the valley. For me that’s the highlight of the sandwiches, but everything here is great, from their zest muffuletta through their hearty meatballs. Bonus points: you get to shop at their fabulous market before or after dining.

Deadpan Sandwich at Woodbine - BLOT
Deadpan Sandwich at Woodbine – BLOT (Gastronomic SLC)

Deadpan Sandwich

Address: 545 W 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Neighborhood: Granary District

Deadpan Sandwich is a specialty sandwich restaurant, and one of the first businesses to open in the Woodbine Food Hall & Tavern. Deadpan offer a creative menu of sandwiches, with many delivered on quality grilled bread. Pictured is their B.L.O.T, a fun spin on the well trodden BLT. Deadpan’s version layers on caramelized onions (that’s the O!) and thick slices of pickled green tomatoes.

Salt Egg City - breakfast sandwich (Ryan Kendrick)
Salt Egg City – breakfast sandwich (Ryan Kendrick)

Salt Egg City

Address: 67 W 1700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Neighborhood: Salt Lake City

SEC focuses on one type of sandwich and does it better than anyone else. Breakfast sandwiches are the name of the game here, with every component meticulously sourced and handled. Bread from local artisan bakers, eggs and bacon from top quality sources. Their goal is to make the ultimate breakfast sandwich and after you read this story we wrote about Salt Egg City – you might just agree…

Pretty Bird - chicken sandwich with crinkle fries
Pretty Bird – chicken sandwich with crinkle fries (Gastronomic SLC)

Pretty Bird

Address: various
Neighborhoods: Downtown SLC, Sugar House, Midvale, Park City

Want the very best chicken sandwich in the state? Want to skip the chains? The answer is simple – head to one of the four Pretty Bird locations. The restaurant is the work of celeb chef Viet Pham. At Pretty Bird he turns his laser focus to excellent Nashville hot chicken sandwiches. Available in a range of spice levels, the sandwich easily beats the mega national names. I interviewed Pham about his exacting process in this story.

Other great sandwich options around Utah

Those listed above are my personal picks for the best in Salt Lake City – but what about everywhere else? The following businesses aren’t necessarily specialty sandwich shops, but their menus do feature some special highlights.

Big Dipper - She's Shrimp-ly Irresistible
Big Dipper – She’s Shrimp-ly Irresistible (Gastronomic SLC)

Big Dipper

For those in Summit County, seek out this fun restaurant that takes the French dip – and runs with wild international twists and abandon.All the sandwiches here come with appropriate side dips; think Vietnamese styled banh mi with pho dip, or the pictured crispy rock shrimp with side of clam chowder.

227 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 513-7100
bigdipperpc.com

Beehive Distillery - al pastor sliders
Beehive Distillery – al pastor sliders (Gastronomic SLC)

Beehive Distillery

These sliders from South Salt Lake’s Beehive Distillery are the highlight of the compact eight plate menu. Priced just six bucks a pop, they feature handsomely marinated pork, cilantro ranch and Oaxaco cheese. The final touch, a glowing golden sun of charred pineapple beaming down on the stack. It serves as the perfect excuse to stay for another round.

2245 S W Temple St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
(385) 259-0252
beehivedistilling.com

Freshies Lobster Co - lobster roll
Freshies Lobster Co – lobster roll (Gastronomic SLC)

Freshies Lobster

Award winning East coast lobster rolls draw folks from far and wide to this SLC sandwich shop. Sure, they aren’t cheap, but neither is overnighted lobster from back East either. Freshies even managed to nab the title of worlds best lobster roll while going up against some of the big guns from the East coast once – need more convincing?

356 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 829-1032
slcmenu.com/2018/09/04/freshies-lobster-co-menu/

Bewilder Brewing - Italian beef
Bewilder Brewing – Italian beef (Gastronomic SLC)

Bewilder Brewing

For our money the very best craft brewery food in town – not least helped by the fact they have a stellar kitchen crew on site; this isn’t the run of the mill heat and serve burritos or nachos. Bewilder is home to some of the best sausages in town and a really amazing Italian beef.

445 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(385) 528-3840
bewilderbrewing.com

Flanker Kitchen - pulled pork sandwich with tater tots
Flanker Kitchen – pulled pork sandwich with tater tots (Gastronomic SLC)

Flanker Kitchen

Located in the The Gateway in downtown SLC is this massive 17,500 square foot facility; you’ll find multiple bars, upscale and fun bar food, not to mention tons of hands on fun like sports simulators, karaoke, bowling and more. The sandwiches on offer at Flanker are upmarket versions of your pub favorites – burgers, fried chicken and pulled pork (pictured).

6 N Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 683-7070 
flankerslc.com

Pretty Bird chicken sandwich, credit Pretty Bird and Billy Yang
LIttle Saigon - pho banh mi
LIttle Saigon – pho banh mi (Gastronomic SLC)

Little Saigon

Banh mi in the heart of Sugar House. This small restaurant offers a range of the popular Vietnamese/French sandwiches, with many modern interpretations like garlic butter steak and the pictured, short rib.

2021 E Windsor St, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 906-8630
littlesaigonutah.com

Salt Lake Brewing Co - club sandwich
Salt Lake Brewing Co – club sandwich (Gastronomic SLC)

Salt Lake Brewing Co

This downtown brewpub institution offers a classic menu in kind. Amongst the many options, a solid club sandwich that relies on local Daily’s bacon.

147 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 363-2739
saltlakebrewingco.com/squatters

Hog & Tradition - stacked brisket sandwich
Hog & Tradition – stacked brisket sandwich (Gastronomic SLC)

Hog & Tradition

This stacked version of this brisket sandwich comes from the small BBQ kitchen at Hog & Tradition, one of the great vendors inside the HallPass food hall. The massive creation piles on pickled jalapeños, onions, collard greens, mac & cheese, purple candied yams and a mix of hold and ruby BBQ sauces.

thelocalsaltlakecity.com/eatery/hogandtradition/

The Med - lamb sandwichThe Med - lamb sandwich
The Med – lamb sandwich (Gastronomic SLC)

The Med

Hearty and rustic and hits the spot each time – the lamb sandwich at South Salt Lake’s is a spectacular sandwich. Roasted leg of lamb is thinly sliced and served with grilled peppers & onions on fresh focaccia bread; a side of mint yogurt & lamb au jus sauce complete the dish. 

420 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 493-0100
medslc.com

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Maybe we can tempt you to something else delicious while you’re here? Check out these other detailed guides, some of the most popular pages on our website:

Who did we miss?

If you think we’re missing a really great addition to this list, please email us at stuart@gastronomicslc.com – we’d love to hear from you. Let us know who you think should be on this list and why. If you have a really great picture of one of more dishes, please send that too! We’re always excited to check our more businesses!

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