There’s just something undeniably comfortable and satisfying about a great sandwich. Atlanta has plenty of options to consider when choosing your lunchtime nosh. All around town, there are spots for finding your munch, from the traditional New York deli style to modern vegetarian takes on the sammy. Try them all and pick your favorite!
61 Irby Ave. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Even people who haven’t been to Atlanta in over 15 years have a fond spot in their hearts for the sandwiches at Henri’s Bakery. Of course, it’s a bakery, so you know the bread is going to be worth the investment in carbs. Henri’s has all of your standard deli options, like turkey, roast beef and pastrami, as well as comfort food favorites like peanut butter and jelly. Of course, there is the Southern favorite, pimento cheese, too.
1394 N. Highland Ave.
With locations in Virginia Highlands and Dunwoody, Alon’s is one of Atlanta’s favorite lunchtime destinations. It’s difficult not to get distracted by the tempting chocolates and pastries located in the shop, but the sandwiches themselves are enough of an event. The fresh-baked breads are a great start, and all of the ingredients add up to a high-end, indulgent sandwich. Treat yourself to a cookie on your way out.
Thinking Man Tavern
537 W. Howard Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
Decatur is an area of Atlanta that has a lot of great restaurants to choose from, but if you’re not up for a full meal at The Iberian Pig, consider grabbing a sandwich at Thinking Man Tavern. The sammies are reasonably priced, all costing around $10. You’ll find a full array of choices, from the standard turkey club and Cuban to the more exotic lamb gyro and cilantro chicken. Vegetarians will love the veggie torta, which makes even tofu feel filling.
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Muss and Turners
1675 Cumberland Parkway
Smyrna, GA 30080
Muss and Turners is a tasty spot that is worth the drive to Smyrna. If you’re feeling hungry, you can up your sandwich from the standard regular size to a large, which just contains more meat than the regular size. Turkey lovers can choose between the Basic Turkey and the Gobbler, and fans of chicken have the Thai Chicken Salad or The Funky Chicken. There is also the Order of the Phoenix, which contains chicken, cheddar, sweet onions, peppers and crimini mushrooms.
327 Memorial Drive S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
Augustine’s is a friendly spot in Grant Park with an outstanding selection of sandwiches. The short rib grilled cheese is a favorite among locals, with its combination of muenster and pimiento cheeses. There’s also a fried chicken sandwich with pickled jalapenos and cucumber brioche. If you’re feeling a bit Italian, check out the roasted mushroom panino, with mushrooms, muenster and basil pesto. If you really want a whole mess of cheese, tuck into the grilled cheese with goat, muenster and cheddar cheeses on Texas toast.
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