The weather is hot, the air is sweltering, and the thought of indulging in excessive amounts of anything other than ice cream and ice water sounds like torture. But a body’s gotta eat. So what’s better than a portable sandwich, perfect for road trips? Absolutely nothing, that’s what.
Fresh, crisp, and served hot or cold with every possible strange, classic, or adventurous combination of toppings you can possibly imagine, these sandwich joints are unique and totally to-die-for when it comes to this kid-favorite comfort food.
1. Stax, McCall
Soft toasted, homemade bread can be topped with classic favorites to go with your bowl of soup, or go a little rogue with something hot and sassy… like the Vandal.
2. Meltz, Coeur d’Alene
Cheesy, gooey, bubbly, perfectly grilled… perfection is served here with something for all tastes. Unique combinations like the Yellow Submarine (Provolone, yellow tomatoes, Hollandaise, and more), to the Oinker (pulled pork, bacon, cheddar, and fried onions), this incredible sandwich shop might just make your heart melt.
3. Bleubird, Boise
A Boise original, this bistro/sandwich shop in downtown has captured the hearts of sandwich lovers everywhere with their gourmet combinations and fresh ingredients.
4. The Sandwich Tree, Idaho Falls
For sandwiches piled high and topped with a secret sauce, the Sandwich Tree is the place to be. The bread here is just the right density, so you’ll never have to worry about a soggy sub!
5. Best Sandwich Shack, Coeur d’Alene
You might not know it from the outside, but this little roadside shack lives up to its name. Diners particularly love their out-of-this-world cheesesteak sandwiches.
6. Twin Falls Sandwich Company, Twin Falls
Sandwiches, Po’boys, and burgers here are simply divine, all wrapped up in a spacious, relaxed environment. Our recommendation: try the Pesto Chicken!
7. Junkyard Bistro, Salmon
Tiny Salmon, ID is quite the food gem all around, and Junkyard Bistro is no exception. Everything from the knockout Philly to the artichoke sandwiches are raved about by diners.
8. Hugo’s Deli, Meridian
There’s something to be said for quality ingredients… a lot. It’s hard to go wrong here, but meal lovers, take note: this is your new nirvana.
9. Deli George!, Boise
Formerly known for their upside-down sign, maybe it’s time for Deli George to be recognized for what makes them truly special: insanely delicious sandwiches that you won’t find anywhere else! Quality ingredients, flawless presentation, and all the accoutrements on top you could ever hope for.
Why didn’t my lunchbox have any of these sandwiches when I was a kid?? Yum! Any favorites?