Come lunchtime, we are always on a sandwich quest. Luckily, we’re fortunate because Detroit has a lot of great sandwich joints to choose from. It’s all about the fresh bread, high quality toppings, and a little bit of vegetables to give it some crunch. Can’t forget the pickle and better made chips on the side. Our last list of 5 sandwiches covered some of the essential stops around the city. Here’s another round of 5 mouthwatering sandwiches in no particular order that you need to find and check out on your quest for the perfect lunch.
1. Lou’s Deli – “Roselawn Special”
This classic westside deli serves up great corned beef, and other types of tasty sandwiches in large portions. The sandwiches are named after people and even the smaller versions are big. We grabbed this sandwich at the McNichols location in the University District. Get it at 8224 West McNichols Road in Detroit.
2. Hygrade Deli – “The Reuben”
This is the staple sandwich at Hygrade, a small lunch joint that has held it down on the West Michigan Avenue for years. We had to include it on this list, not only because it’s a lunchtime MVP, but also because leaving it out last time almost incited a riot on our Facebook page. You’ll find it at 3640 Michigan in Detroit.
3. Steve’s Deli – “Corned Beef Special”
This place is a little hole in the wall with big taste. There are only two seats here, but most times, you get it to go unless you want to engage in a battle royale against a fellow sandwich lover at lunchtime. The price is right and the sandwich is as close to perfection as you’re going to get. 212 East Grand River in Detroit.
4. Gonella’s – “8 Layer Italian Sub”
This tucked away place in Southwest, near the Ford Rouge plant, is also a local legend. Real Italian ingredients, and minimal design let the flavors do the talking. The subs are served in the back of a small Italian foods market, and it’s ripe for a lunchtime adventure. Trek over to the westside and get it at 295 Oakwood in Detroit.
5. Rubbed – “The Eastsider”
The newest establishment on this list, it’s a more hip place in Corktown, but this place is laying down some serious meat on bread with cheese and all the fixins’. Don’t let the artsy decor fool you. While they certainly know how to get creative, these people are serious in the sandwich game. It’s at 2015 Michigan in Detroit.