The sandwich is pretty much the perfect food. Cheese, meat, vegetables — if you can dream it, it can go in a sandwich. Fortunately, there are plenty of great spots to pick up a sandwich around town.
Avenue Bread and Deli
1135 11th St., Fairhaven
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; they stop making sandwiches at 5 p.m.
1313 Railroad Ave.
Hours: Monday to Saturday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The sandwiches on Avenue’s homemade bread are always a crowd-pleaser. Two of the most popular selections are the turkey pesto and the Avenue club, with ham, turkey, cheddar and bacon, says employee Addy Clapp. Soups such as lentil and tomato dill complement the sandwiches, or get a pesto goat cheese twist on the side. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, try the lemon bars, scones or cream cheese Danishes. The average price for a sandwich is $6.75.
Highway 9, Van Zandt
Hours: Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Build your own sandwich with a wide variety of meats and cheeses at Everybody’s Store. The store offers about 40 to 50 cheeses, including jalapeno, herb and smoked Gouda, as well as local smoked salmon and turkey. Co-owner Jeff Margolis says the pastrami and Swiss and turkey and havarti dill sandwiches are two popular items. Sandwich prices are based on weight and the average price is about $7.25.
Old World Deli
1140 N. State St.
738-2090 Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday
There’s a new sandwich spot in town, and it’s called Old World Deli. Chris Adams, who co-owns the shop with his wife, Anna, says the pastrami on rye and the Italian sub with salami, mortadella and Italian provolone are some of the most popular items. For vegetarians, the sun-dried tomato pesto, spinach and fontina sandwich is also a great option. The shop also sells imported meats and cheeses to make your own sandwiches at home. The average price for a sandwich is about $7.50.