Favorite Neighborhood Iowa Sandwich Spot Named Best in Country
Making a sandwich is like creating a work of art. Beauty (and in this case taste) is in the eyes (and mouth) of the beholder. It's tough to make a "bad sandwich." There is actually a list of the best sandwiches in the country including some sandwiches in Iowa.
The next time you're in the mood for a delicious sandwich, you might want to consider taking a road trip to a sandwich shop in Des Moines, Iowa.
A new article from Catch Des Moines highlights some of the best Iowa sandwiches in the country. Based on sandwich reviews, Catch Des Moines determined that one of the best sandwiches is located at a sandwich stand at the Iowa State Fair. JR’s South Pork Ranch made its Iowa State Fair debut in 2021. The infamous sandwich from JR’s South Pork Ranch is called "The Lobster Roll." Here's the catch...it's not the cheapest item on the Iowa State Fair's menu.
The Lobster Roll from JR’s SouthPork Ranch is a " blend of delectable lobster meat, shallots, citrus, capers and light dressing stuffed into a buttered and toasted top-sliced roll." So how much will this tasty sandwich cost you? This unique sandwich will set you back...$29! That's basically $30 for a sandwich! You're probably thinking who would spend $29 just on a sandwich? Apparently, a lot of Iowans say spending this type of money on a sandwich is worth every penny.
Lobster rolls are the best!
Now that’s a Scooby & Shaggy sized sandwich!!
Yup worth it
If you're looking for more delectable Iowa sandwiches, here are other top-notch sandwiches in the state.
Barn Town Brewing – House Pastrami: Barn Town Brewing is known for its sour beers. But they also have a pastrami sandwich that's out of this world. It pairs perfectly with the brewery's Neon Hazy IPA.
Egg King – Bacon King: Are you in the mood for a breakfast sandwich? Look no further than the Bacon King from Egg King. You had me at bacon.
Mema’s Italian Grinders – Italian Grinder: I'm a sucker for Italian food, so this sandwich is truly making my mouth water. The Italian Grinder is made with "red sauce, ground Italian sausage, seasoned ground beef, green pepper, and onion, with a picture-perfect layer of bubbly provolone cheese on the top." YUM!
5 Borough Bagels - The Empire: This bagel sandwich tastes like an "authentic New York style bagel." The sandwich itself is simple. The Empire is bacon, sausage, ham, egg, cheddar, and swiss cheese. Quick and easy breakfast on the go!
Hansen’s Manhattan Deli - Truly Delicious: If you love meat and cheese, this is the sandwich for you. This sandwich piles on the meat and cheese: Italian beef, turkey, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, pepper rings, and mayo on a hoagie bun. Sounds too good to eat!
Take a bite of Iowa sandwiches!