10 Favorite Soup & Sandwich Shops in Greater Phoenix
Duck and Decanter
Duck & Decanter
This legendary restaurant with three locations has been serving up soup and sandwiches to the Valley for 40 years. Try a signature sandwich like The Duckling, ($8.75 and made with duck breast, turkey, and cream cheese) or build your own from meats like turkey pastrami or salami on your choice of bread. Soups of the day might be buffalo chicken or split pea with ham (cup $3.99/bowl $7.99) and can be had as bread bowls for $6.99.
Okay, okay, so the daily-changing menu is super-small and there's a chance you won't score a soup and a sandwich on the same day, but the good news is you'll probably get one, and, if you hit the jackpot, both (bonus!) at this tragically hip downtown home of stellar coffee and eats. Look for killer tomato basil, vegetable bean, and potato, sausage, and kale soup ($7) and sandwiches like grilled chicken or steak on ciabatta bread.
Maizies Cafe & Bistro
This laid-back, family-owned eatery on the light-rail line makes for great crowd-ogling when biting into a tasty sandwich or slurping up a spoonful of comforting soup. Look for tempting lunch specials like an Ancho cheese steak sandwich and beer cheese soup, a grilled chicken panini with green chili tortilla soup, and a stuffed pita with French onion soup. Delicious.
New York Flavor
Whether you're an ex-New Yorker or just want to eat like one, you'll find piled-high deli sandwiches and two daily soup specials done up East-Coast style at this comfortable cafe in Surprise. Look for signature sandwiches named after New York neighborhoods and streets and classics like the hot corned-beef on rye ($9.99). Daily soups ($3.99/bowl) include seven-bean and classic chicken noodle. Get a cup and a half-sandwich for $6.99.