Sandwich Time

Summer and Fall in the county is a hot one! So, skip the kitchen and go get a sandwich.

TooJay’s Gourmet Deli (Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington , West Palm Beach)

TooJay’s is one of the most popular venues to find a wide array of sandwich choices. Situated in many locations throughout the county, TooJay’s is a relaxing easy-going venue with a vast menu of sandwiches. Sandwiches can range from Kosher (Chopped Liver) to vegetarian (Roasted Vegetable Wrap) with an emphasis on classic deli style combinations (Hot Corned Beef or Hot Pastrami). One of my favorite sandwiches is the Triple J – corned beef, roast beef, turkey, Swiss cheese, cole slaw and Russian dressing. A bit sloppy to eat but well worth it. Another favorite of mine would be the Dill Chicken Salad sandwich loaded with fat chunks of chicken on your choice of bread. Of course, check out the sandwich menu for its ever changing “seasonal sandwich selection”; a new sandwich to look forward to four times a year. And no sandwich would be complete without a bowl of their famous Matzo Ball soup. Their menu is rather large and will take some time to browse, so take your time and choose the right sandwich for your craving.

Ben’s Delicatessen (Boca Raton)

Known as the longest running Kosher delicatessen in South Florida. This sadly is their only Florida location, but they have a few locations up in New York state. Go figure! Their line of sandwiches are called “Overstuffed Sandwiches” and once you see them you will understand why. Lots of pastrami, turkey, brisket and chopped liver listed on that menu as well as egg salad, old-fashioned chicken salad and tuna fish salad. The Corned Beef is even pickled right there in the shop. They carry an array of wraps should you desire less bread. Of course, you have to try one of their soups. Maybe grab a cup of old-fashioned chicken soup with a matzo ball to start. Make plans to stop by for lunch and have a New York sandwich experience.

Duffy’s Sports Grill (Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach)

Another place to find a great sandwich would be Duffy’s Sports Grill. With locations scattered throughout the county, Duffy’s can be found in almost every city. Known mostly for their wings and burgers, Duffy’s does have an assortment of sandwiches to choose from. Try the New York Reuben with a ½ lb. of corned beef piled high with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese on grilled rye bread. For a spicy sandwich alternative, try their Buffalo chicken sandwich; a chicken breast tossed in wing sauce and served on a sesame seed roll. Or go for some seafood flavor with the Maine Lobster Roll, which is lobster meat on a griddled roll. And of course, try one of their soups or spicy homemade chili to compliment that sandwich.

Firehouse Subs (Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth)

I know you will think Firehouse Subs is a chain sub shop, but it still has small-town roots – a sub shop founded by the sons of former firefighters. With a combination of cold and hot subs: the hot subs are actually “steamed” instead of grilled or microwaved. One of my favorite subs is called the Firehouse “Hero” Sub, which includes roast beef, smoked turkey breast, Virginia honey ham and provolone. This sandwich is a veritable meat explosion on fresh sub bread. For something a little different try the “Engineer”; a smoked turkey breast, sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese hot sub. All subs come “Fully Loaded” – mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion and a dill spear on the side. A side-note here about Firehouse Subs, they are fully dedicated to helping local area fire and law departments and work to raise money or sponsor events where fire and law enforcement are invested. Plus most stores even sell their 5 gallon pickle buckets, if you need one let them know.

 Summer heat calls for a sandwich and a side for lunch. Grab your keys and head out for a sub today.