The sandwich is one of the most iconic, staple foods in the U.S., and there is no shortage of great sandwich offerings in SLC. Give us almost anything between two slices of bread and we’ll eat it (#carbsRus). This guide to the best sandwiches in Salt Lake City covers everything from turkey avocado sandos to banh mis to Jewish sandwiches piled sky-high with meat– all delicious and worth visiting during your next lunch meeting or dinner with the family.
10. Desert Edge Brewery: Turkey & Avocado
For a no frills, downright delicious turkey & avocado sandwich, look no further than Desert Edge Brewery, otherwise known to locals as “The Pub”. My family and I have been frequenting this Ute hangout since the beginning of time and can come to The Pub and expect the same delicious turkey avocado every single time. Stop by Trolley Square during your next visit to the east side of town and stroll into Desert Edge for a bite to eat during lunch or dinner hours.
9. Even Stevens: Sprang Chicken
There are many great menu items at Even Stevens, but truth be told, I keep coming back for the Sprang Chicken over and over again. This hearty and wholesome #eat2give concoction has chicken, provolone, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, and honey mustard served on wheat ciabatta with a touch of love. Even Stevens now has 8 locations in Utah and 4 alone in the Salt Lake Valley! Be sure to grab one of their chocolate chip cookies to enjoy with your sandwich.
8. Oh Mai: Honey Glazed Pork Sandwich
While Salt Lake City isn’t flooded with a huge Asian influence when it comes to the foodie scene, Oh Mai is a great option for delicious Vietnamese dining, and with that comes their beautiful banh mi sandwiches! If you’re not familiar with a Vietnamese banh mi, it’s a always prepared with a baguette and filled with meat, vegetables, and sometimes chili peppers. The most popular and my personal favorite banh mi at Oh Mai is the “S2”, otherwise known as the honey glazed pork sandwich. Prepared with garlic butter, oiled scallions, cucumber, cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon, black pepper, jalapeño, and chili-lime fish vinaigrette. They have multiple locations but my favorite is the restaurant just off of 3300 south.
7. Tulie Bakery: Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil
The Italians were doing something right when they decided that mozzarella, tomato, and basil would make one beautiful food baby. I could literally eat any variation of this basic combination every day, and one of the best ways is in panini form at Tulie Bakery. I will never forget the first time my mother took me here to try what now continues to be my favorite bakery in Salt Lake City, and I’ll never forget sinking into my first bite of this beautiful tomato, basil, mozzarella sandwich served with the perfect touch of oil and vinegar. This is the best caprese sandwich in SLC.
6. Moochie’s: Philly Cheesesteak
If you’re in search of the absolute best cheesesteak sandwich in Salt Lake City (or in UT for that matter), look no further. Moochies does an INCREDIBLE job of throwing together one of the most flavorful, savory, perfectly philly cheesesteaks you will ever get your hands on. Be sure to start small (their 6″ subs are bigger than you’d expect) and grab a couple sides of their jalapeño cream sauce. We are also equally obsessed with their namesake sandwich, the meatball sub. Bring your BFF and split half of each.
5. Tony Caputo’s: The Caputo
If you’re looking for a sandwich in Salt Lake City that has some of the best high quality meats, Caputo’s is the place to be. Tony Caputo’s is a gourmet market that I like to come to for specialty meats, cheeses, chocolate, olive oil, etc. The employees here are incredibly knowledgable and will help you find exactly you’re looking for, and situated beside the market is a Deli that serves up fantastic sandwiches. I recommend their most popular sandwich, The Caputo- prosciutto, mortadella, salami, provolone, lettuce, tomato, olive oil, and balsamic. Aside from their downtown location you can find them in the 15th and 15th neighborhood or in Holladay.
4. Bocata: Cuban Pork
After years of serving up fantastic sandwiches in Salt Lake City, I still consider Bocata a hidden gem. Situated inside the food court in City Creek Center, Bocata serves some of the most delicious homemade sandwiches you will ever try. While I have almost a dozen “favorite” items on the menu at Bocata, be sure to order the Cuban Pork Sandwich. You will die over this citrus braised pork shoulder served with pickled red onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and aioli.
3. Pretty Bird Chicken: Fried Chicken Sandwich
Pretty Bird Chicken is one of the best things to hit the Salt Lake City dining scene in a long time and they’re doing it with their life-changing hot chicken. They keep things simple with two menu items, one being their enormous and delicious fried chicken sandwich. Pretty Bird serves this southern favorite on a buttered bun with slaw, pickles, and Pretty Bird Sauce. Try to arrive when the restaurant opens at 11:00 for lunch or around 5:00 for dinner if you want to avoid the lines or missing out on a sandwich (limited quantity).
2. Freshie’s Lobster Co.: Lobster Roll
I recently had a reader tell me that Freshie’s was one of the “best bites” they had ever had, and I echo that statement. You’d think that a fresh, delicious lobster roll would be nothing more than a dream in land-locked Salt Lake City, but thanks to our friends at Freshie’s, they make this dream a reality. One bite of this lobster roll and you’ll be completely addicted to the combination of fresh lobster topped with butter and served on a traditional New England style bun. Freshie’s has been one of our favorite Park City Restaurants for a long time and we’re thrilled to welcome their newest brick and mortar location to the Salt Lake City Valley.
1. Feldman’s Deli: Sloppy Joe
Owners Janet and Mike Feldman run one of the only traditional Jewish style delis that you can find for miles and, not surprisingly, they serve some of the absolute best sandwiches you will have in your life. The most popular item at Feldman’s is the Sloppy Joe, and this isn’t the same one that your mom probably made for you. Served with pastrami, corned beef, thousand island dressing, and slaw all on Jewish rye bread, this sandwich is downright amazing. Feldman’s has a spot on our list of best restaurants in SLC because it’s just that good. Not a fan of pastrami? Try the Trisha and thank me later.