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WEB EXCLUSIVE The standard sandwich lunch can get really repetitive and boring when that’s the only thing you pack for the office every day (trust us, we know). For National Sandwich Day, we encourage you to spice things up and add some excitement to your lunch hour with some unique and tasty sandwich options around Raleigh. Read on for the most delicious excuses to try something new—satisfaction guaranteed.
The Raleigh Times
14 E. Hargett St.
The Raleigh Times is best known for their craft and Belgian beer and rooftop patio in the heart of downtown Raleigh, not to mention their news-worthy sandwich lineup, including this Bangin’ Shrimp Po-Boy.
1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road
Wilson’s Eatery offers a variety of sandwiches, flatbreads and salads made with locally sourced ingredients. Carry out or dine-in in a laidback warehouse space or on their patio alongside the beer garden shared by their partner Lynwood Brewing Concern.
500 E. Davie St.
Located inside of Transfer Co. Food Hall, Benchwarmers offers breakfast sandwiches on their freshly baked bagels, and, yes, they do taste as good as they look.
Mookie’s New York Deli
1010 Tryon Village Drive, Cary
For an authentic New York Deli-style experience, hop on over to Mookie’s in Cary. We recommend the Reuben, and for any vegetarians, they offer a version made with roasted Fox Farm mushrooms.
3817 Beryl Road
Switch up your usual with a chicken, beef or lamb shawarma from this Lebanese café right off of Hillsborough Street.
Sola Coffee Café
7705 Lead Mine Road
If you ever find yourself in North Raleigh, you have to swing by Sola and grab one of their lunch or breakfast sandwiches. We recommend the Sola Turkey on Boulted Bread Sourdough—add avocado if you’re feeling wild.
201 W. Martin St.
Whiskey Kitchen is known for their whiskey, craft cocktails and inventive Southern fare, but this fried chicken sandwich threatens to steal the show. Enjoy on their spacious patio in the heart of downtown.
Southern Craft Sandwiches
8460 Honeycutt Road
Located in Lafayette Village, this butchery-turned-sandwich shop serves local, grass-fed beef on their hot and cold sandwiches.
Beasley’s Chicken & Honey
237 S. Wilmington St.
Beasley’s is best known for their fried chicken on waffles, sandwiches or by the piece. Try their classic chicken sandwich with special sauce or their chicken biscuit with pickled green tomato.
Union Special Bread
2409 Crabtree Blvd.
Union Special Bread has made a name for itself since opening in 2019 as an all-day bakery and café. Using locally sourced ingredients when they can’t make them from scratch, they serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with a variety of delectable sandwich options.
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Interesting and informative article. Makes me want to come to Raleigh for lunch!