Top Sandwiches In St. Louis

August 6, 2014 7:00 AM

National Sandwich Month is here, and what better time is there to discover the best St. Louis has to offer. Whether you prefer yours loaded with condiments or plain to bring out the flavor of what’s inside, a good sandwich is not soon forgotten. There is more to a sandwich than just slapping on some lunch meat or smearing some peanut butter and jelly in between two slices of bread. When a sandwich is prepared properly, it’s a work of art that doesn’t last long before it’s devoured. Sink your teeth into the top sandwiches in the area that are packed with flavor with these local favorites.

Blues City Deli
2438 McNair Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 773-8225

Since St. Louis is known as the birthplace of the blues, it only makes sense that locals frequent this place to get their fill of a tasty sandwich. Sit back and listen to live music while feasting on a sandwich known as the black and blue. Dip the tasty hot roast beef into au jus to bring out the flavor of the grilled onions and chunky blue cheese dressing. It is all topped off with the area’s favorite provel cheese and wrapped inside of a hoagie bun.

Ruma’s Deli
1395 Covington Manor Lane
St. Louis, MO 63125
(314) 892-9990

South County boasts of this amazing hometown deli that knows how to deliver the tastes locals crave. The sandwich that keeps them coming back for more is called a “Gerber.” Enjoy this open-faced ham sandwich that is smothered in garlic butter, but that’s not all. What makes it an area favorite is that it is topped with melted provel cheese, also known as the “Goo from the Lou.”

Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 St. Louis Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63106
(314) 621-9650

This north side tradition that has been around since 1913 and is enjoyed for more than just its candy and mouth-watering milkshakes. Get ready for a heart-stopping moment when you bite into the biggest BLT you’ve ever sunk your teeth into. It’s not just bacon, lettuce and tomato. It’s thick bacon sliced to perfection on top of lettuce and tomato, spread with Miracle Whip and wrapped between two slices of perfectly toasted white bread.

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de.lish Cheesecake Factory and Café
1060 Saint Catherine St.
Florissant, MO 63031
(314) 831-7400

It was a sweet idea to build a bakery and café inside of an old train station, but a place that once loaded up train cars and sent them on their way is now satisfying customers with sweet treats and sandwiches. Cheesecake may be in the name, but this place in North County knows how to make a humongous sandwich that’s tasty, too. It may be called a starter sandwich, but locals know that when they order a ham and egg sandwich from this place, they are going to be satisfied and full for the rest of the day. The sandwich is loaded with two eggs, topped with a choice of ham or bacon and topped with white aged cheddar cheese, served inside of a toasted ciabatta bun.

5141 Wilson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 776-2855

Turn your flat ordinary deli meat sandwich into a three-dimensional experience by selecting meatballs instead. When you live close to amazing Italian chefs, you realize that meatballs don’t just belong on top of spaghetti. Enjoy a spectacular meatball sandwich at a place on The Hill that knows how to prepare authentic Italian foods. Enjoy the juicy flavor sandwiched between fresh Amighetti bread.

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