This August, we celebrate the best thing since sliced bread: the almighty sandwich, of course. National Sandwich Month was originally established by the Wheat Flour Institute in 1952. Consisting of your choice of ingredients lovingly nestled between two doughy pieces of bread, sandwiches have been a lunchtime staple since time immemorial.
From the classic PB&J to the beloved burger, sandwiches are celebrated for their diversity and ease of eating. Observe National Sandwich Month by enjoying some of Savannah’s scrumptious sandwiches. Here’s our recommendations for some of the best sandwiches around town.
(Pictured above) Bringing South African flavors to Savannah, Zunzi’s is a lauded takeout, delivery and catering restaurant located on Drayton St. In addition to bowls, salads, and wraps, Zunzi’s offers Cape Town-style ‘Gatsby’ sandwiches, which are over-stuffed submarine sandwiches that are simply sensational. If you’re new to Zunzi’s, try the Conquistador. It’s chicken, romaine lettuce, provolone, tomato served on french bread, topped with Zunzi’s sauce and dressing. The Booty Roll, featuring Zunzi’s famous Boerewors sausage, grilled peppers and onions, brown gravy, and dank sauce is also a great choice. In truth, all seven of their signature sandwiches over-deliver on deliciousness.
Soda Pop Shoppe
If you want an uncomplicated sandwich without much fuss or frills, Soda Pop Shoppe is the place for you. Located on Bull St. the shoppe sells simple sandwiches that will keep your belly, and your wallet, full. Their inexpensive sandwiches come on your choice of white or wheat with the option to toast. They’ve got all the classics like egg and chicken salad, tuna, ham and cheese, BLT, roast beef and more. They’ve even got the Southern staple, pimento cheese. Whatever you choose, you’ll leave happy!
Goose Feathers Cafe
Goose Feathers Cafe is a European-style bakery serving fresh-baked goodies for breakfast and lunch. They offer an awesome array of affordable sandwiches that are hearty, yet healthy, making them a great choice for your Sandwich Month celebration. Featuring spinach, mushrooms, cucumbers, tomatoes, sprouts and avocado, the Scarborough is a fresh, fantastic choice. In addition to cold clubs and subs, they have hot sandwiches including melts, pitas, paninis and more. They even allow you to build your own sandwich with your choice of meat, bread and toppings. You’ll definitely want to come back for more.
Roly Poly Sandwiches
If a hotdog is a sandwich, a wrap is too, right? At the very least, that’s true at Roly Poly Sandwiches, a Barnard St. eatery vending cold-rolled and hot-pressed sandwich wraps featuring premium meats and cheeses, fresh veggies and soft tortillas. Some like it hot, and if you do too, go for the Chipotle Chicken. It’s a hot-pressed rolled sammie featuring chicken breast, bacon, jack and cheddar cheese, baby spinach, plum tomatoes, onion and chipotle ranch.
Grilled cheese is a childhood favorite that’s well known and loved for its gooey goodness. Here in Savannah, we have a restaurant that’s dedicated to grilled cheese, vending unique takes on this celebrated classic. Toasted Barrel is in Savannah’s Historic District, selling inventive gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. If you like smokey, sweet flavors, go for the Bacon Schmelz. It’s smoked bacon, gouda and maple syrup between two toasted slices of locally-sourced country white bread. Enjoy it with an ice cold local draft brew, and let any stress melt away, you know, like the cheese.
The Black Rabbit
Situated on Barnard St., The Black Rabbit is a local sandwich shop serving bold flavors between the bread. Their specialty sandwiches are available in half or full, but no matter the size, they’re sure to satisfy. If you’re particularly carnivorous, go for the Three Piggies, which features spam, pit ham and sliced pork shoulder on a crunchy bolillo roll. For plant-based palates, the Eggplant Stacker, starring roasted eggplant, tomato and sweet onion, is a tasty option. Clearly, there’s something for everyone at The Black Rabbit.