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Must-Try Sandwiches in Essex County That Should Be On Your Radar

by Olivia Rizzo
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There is no shortage of great sandwich shops in Essex County, but for National Sandwich Day we’ve decided to round up a list of the best places to go when craving something great between two slices of bread. Whether it’s a classic Italian sub, a roast beef dip, or a veggie wrap, this list of sandwich shops will be sure to satisfy. Keep reading to find the best place to celebrate National Sandwich Day. 


Bro’s Sandwiches | 206 Bellevue Avenue

Bro’s Sandwiches

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Bro’s might be new to Montclair but the team knows how to make a mean sandwich. Breakfast sandwiches are available in addition to lunch options, which include paninis and cold sandwiches. The Mediterranean twist throughout the menu shows up in the sandwich offerings as well. For example, olive spread in the breakfast sandwiches and beef and chicken shawarma hot sandwiches on the menu. The menu also includes simit, which is like a Turkish bagel, as a sandwich base option.  

Jackie’s Grillette | 614 Valley Road

Jackie’s Grillette

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In business for over a decade, Jackie’s Grillette is a staple of the community. It is a shop that has a little of everything, and that means the menu has almost every sandwich known to exist. From pitas stuffed with lamb or veggies to tuna melts and hot turkey sandwiches, Jackie’s has something for everyone. 

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Mikki and Al’s Noshery | 14 Park Street

Mikki and Al’s Noshery

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This Jewish-style deli strives to make the best pastrami sandwich around. Named in tribute to the owner’s in-laws Mikki and Al, the Noshery brings some nostalgia to the sandwich business striving to bring some childhood and family favorites to its customers. 

Millburn Deli | 256 Park Avenue

Millburn Deli

A well-loved spot for sandwiches, the Millburn Deli is a great location for lunch. With two locations ins Essex County, this deli is a crowd-pleaser. With time-tested menu favorites like the Sloppy Joe and the Gobbler, the new Montclair location is sure to carry on the tradition of tasty sandwiches.

Rosario’s Italian Market | 252 Park Street

As the name suggests Rosario’s is all about Italian food and goods, and that includes sandwiches. This family-run deli piles on its meats, cheeses, and toppings available on a sub or on a roll. House-made ingredients include soppressata, ‘nduja, sausages, and sauces, and the roast beef and turkey are prepared on-site. If that wasn’t appetizing enough, the homemade mozzarella has been voted the #1 mozzarella in town by the Montclair Times. 

Sandwich Theory | 590 Valley Road

Sandwich Theory

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This shop has been sating appetites since 1988 and was previously known as the Cheese Shop. Sandwich Theory has a different set of specials daily, along with a menu filled with classic sandwich combinations. The Cuban sandwich is a fan favorite, along with the other hot sandwiches. 

Sparo’s Deli | 1978 Bloomfield Avenue

Sparo’s Deli

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Known for the generous 12-inch subs and the traditional Italian flavors, Sparo’s is the place to get a sandwich that can feed a crowd. The Sparo sandwich is piled high with Genoa salami, ham, soppressata, mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, onion, oil and vinegar,  and dried oregano. The menu has all the classics and then some, including hot and cold sandwiches, plenty of chicken cutlet options, and everything ‘parm’ under the sun. A fully custom option is available as well, using all of Sparo’s high-quality ingredients. 

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Dave’s Delicious Deli | 275 Bloomfield Avenue

Dave’s is the place to get a chicken cutlet sandwich. From Buffalo Chicken to a classic Chicken Parm sandwich, the team here knows how to bread and fry chicken and make it the star of a sandwich, no matter what toppings and sauces are paired with it. Since 2015 Dave has been perfecting this art of the sandwich, and Caldwell residents are the real winners. 


Tony Boy’s Sandwich House | 10 East Mount Pleasant Avenue

Tony Boy’s Sandwich House

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Tony Boy’s Sandwich House has a large menu of both hot and cold sandwiches. From cold-cut classics to the more adventurous combinations, Tony Boy’s Sandwich House has a menu that is sure to satisfy. There’s a different special each day of the week, and chicken cutlets get their own section of the menu. 


Lakeside Deli | 542 Bloomfield Avenue

This deli has been an institution in Verona for several decades. The menu has all of the deli classics that are expected from the Jersey sandwich shop. The Sloppy Joe’s are a local favorite, along with a side of potato salad. There’s even an entire section of the menu dedicated to grilled cheese sandwiches.

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