10 Best Cold Sandwiches in Metro Phoenix

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Katie Johnson
Long Tall Texan at Cheese N' Stuff
Long Tall Texan at Cheese N' Stuff

If you're wondering how this small-scale sandwich shop has stayed in business for over 60 years, you probably haven't been there for lunch. The Central Phoenix deli delivers fills up quickly between the hours of noon at 3 p.m. with Valley regulars and midtown businessmen getting their fix of freshly sliced meats and cheeses on white or wheat roll. For first timers too overwhelmed by the limitless lunch possibilities, we recommend the Long Tall Texan: Boar's Head roast beef and ham with Swiss and cheddar cheeses, tomato, lettuce, mayo, and mustard on a white sub roll.

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Katie Johnson
Roasted turkey sandwich at Bertha's Cafe
Roasted turkey sandwich at Bertha's Cafe

Turns out Bertha isn't just brilliant in the pastry department. She makes a pretty killer sandwich as well. Our personal favorite is the roasted turkey sandwich served, as promised, with thick cuts of oven-roasted turkey, avocado, spring mixed greens, tomatoes, havarti cheese, bacon, and a generous slathering of pesto mayo and balsamic onion marmalade on toasted bread. With so much contents spilling out of one sandwich, we suggest grabbing napkins and utensils ahead of time.

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Katie Johnson
Italian Combo at DeFalco's Italian Deli and Grocery
Italian Combo at DeFalco's Italian Deli and Grocery

This isn't your typical cold cut sandwich. The Italian Combo at DeFalco's Italian Eatery is an eat-with-both-hands beast of a sandwich served with ham, salami, pepperoni, mortadella, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Italian dressing, mustard, and mayo on your choice of white or wheat roll, marble rye, sourdough, nine grain, focaccia bread or crispy baguette. Seriously, folks, cancel your dinner plans or skip breakfast, because the day isn't big enough for both these meals.

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Location Info

La Grande Orange Grocery

4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Ollie Vaughn's

1526 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Matt's Big Breakfast

825 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Luci's Healthy Market Place

1590 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Chestnut Fine Foods and Provisions

4350 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Duck and Decanter

1651 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Pane Bianco

4404 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Cheese 'N Stuff

5042 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Bertha's Cafe

3134 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Defalco's Italian Deli and Grocery

2334 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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Daniel Dillon
Daniel Dillon

Cliff Schupbach, I see Defalco's in our near future

Laura Bloomfield
Laura Bloomfield

Love Paradise bakery and firehouse subs on 30th street and indian

maebenever
maebenever

It seems like the far SE valley can't get any recognition! We have the Olive Mill and The Deli in the Queen Creek area that serve up some fantastic sandwiches. 

Jj Hardthes
Jj Hardthes

Chicken pecan salad sandwich at farm at south mountain!

Jodi Jones
Jodi Jones

Missed the Long Trail or Vermonter from Vermont Sandwich.

Till Anne
Till Anne

Pesto Prima has a good pesto chicken sandwich

Mary Pachter
Mary Pachter

I've never been to any of these places. Was Romanelli's on Roosevelt at one time?

Jedediah Hunt
Jedediah Hunt

As good as DeFalco's Italian sandwich is, Romanelli's Italian Deli & Bakery is the best Italian deli around, hands down.

KC Skinner
KC Skinner

my fav - Where's the Beef? made the list - love it.

Loren Ledesma
Loren Ledesma

Maddie Ledesma this article was written for you lol!

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