Des Moines Sandwich Shops > Subway 4

Avoid the Subway. Next time you’re thinking sandwich you should consider some of these local Des Moines sandwich shops.

  1. Palmer’s DeliPalmer's Logo
  • Palmer’s Deli is a very popular spot for business people and meeting with friends. They have several locations around central Iowa. They have a loaded menu of sandwiches. One of the most popular is the (#1) Marshall Field. That sandwich is one of my favorites as well as the homemade chicken salad. They have a box lunch special that has won many awards. It’s great deal, too. Each box lunch includes a sandwich, 4 oz. market salad, bag of potato chips, pickle spear and a Palmer’s brownie or cookie. Highly recommend this deli for a business lunch or meeting up with some girlfriends. They have 5 different locations around the metro: Ankeny, Ingersoll, Kaleidoscope, Urbandale, and West Des Moines.

2. Manhattan Deli

  • A lot of people claim this as one of the best delis in Des Moines. For about $8.00, you can get a sandwich a side and a drink. Kyle Williams, a regular, said, “I have tried a variety of sandwiches since discovering this gem, such original creations like the Zach Johnson, Mama Mia, Vito, and my personal favorite the Friday special. Every day has a different special and all are delicious yet none have beaten the Friday Special.” Manhattan Deli is located at 3705 Ingersoll Avenue.

3. B&B Deli

  •  This deli, located at 2001 SE 6th Street, is home of killer sandwiches, including Des Moines best deli sandwich. This deli has won several awards such as 2008’s Des Moines Register’s best deli sandwich. Dad’s Killer sandwich won the award. Take a look at what is on the sandwich, as well as their full menu here.  Food Network’s Bizzare Foods host, Andrew Zimmern, has even stopped by! Wonder why he stopped by?

4. City Bakery

  • Located at 407 East 5th Street in Des Moines. This is one of my most favorite lunch places in Des Moines’ East Village area. They have a great layout and I love the atmosphere. Chrome chairs, glossy cement floor, high ceilings, a giant chalkboard with their daily specials and once in a while, a John Mayer song. They have fresh sandwiches that are ready to be served to you. I have had the tuna salad on a fresh croissant with sprouts and a ripe red tomato and a diced egg. It was outstanding.

Side note:
The turkey Subway uses is from Iowa though. I had no idea until a couple weeks ago

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About Nick Lucs

Nick is the founder of Des Moines Foodster. He was born and raised in Des Moines and has always had a passion for being creative in the kitchen. Des Moines Foodster has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Juice Magazine, amNY, Travel Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau blog. He believes that coffee and craft beer make the world go 'round .

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