Best Sandwiches in Northern Michigan

April 15, 2019

There is not necessarily a season for sandwiches, but for several reasons, summer is the best time to grab a sandwich from your favorite deli. You can easily find a comfortable spot outdoors, and enjoy a quick bite in between all of hustle and bustle of our busiest season. Below is a list of the best sandwiches in Northern Michigan.

Best Sandwiches in Northern Michigan

So where to get that mouth-watering sandwich? Fortunately for sandwich fans in the Charlevoix-Emmet counties area, there is no shortage of great spots to find one.  

Here are a handful of nearby favorites:

  1. Simon’s General Store: On the corner of Howard and Lake Streets in downtown Petoskey, this longtime stop for wine, cheese, and other goodies, also offers great sandwiches for an outdoor meal at the waterfront or in Pennsylvania Park.  Try the 5 Dragon, a classic corned beef, Swiss, and slaw combination that works tastily on grilled rye bread.
  2. Parkside Deli: Easy to find in the walkable downtown district, PSD offers easy grab-and-go options or take a seat and enjoy watching people pass by the busy downtown district. They offer a large selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, soups, salads, and catering services. For lunch, order the #9 it’s a mouth-watering combination of buffalo chicken, jack-blue cheese, carrots, celery, ranch, and greens, on a spinach tortilla wrap.
  3. Cormack’s: Come for the soups and salads, but don’t leave until you grab a sandwich. Or two. Try the Bay View Club, this deli’s simple riff on a classic summer favorite.  Piled high with roasted turkey, thick bacon, and muenster cheese, all on a thick slice of sunflower bread. Not a club fan? Then try Guido’s Grinder, with salami, ham, provolone cheese, banana peppers and more on a grilled onion roll.  Visit on a Thursday, and the right move is a bowl of the shrimp and corn chowder as well.
  4. Gurney’s: On the Harbor Springs side of Little Traverse Bay, stop by this longtime Main Street bottle shop and sandwich stop.  A great choice here is the Train Wreck, their version of the kitchen sink meal, featuring plenty of ham, turkey, salami, and roast beef, plus your choice of condiments. Best to try this one on the pumpernickel bread.  

Don’t fancy any of the places on my list? Create your own version of your favorite combination or order any of the other dozens of options on the menus. Try something new at your favorite stop. There are plenty of other great spots–from Mackinaw City to Mancelona and more–to find a sandwich to suit your taste.

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