Our Five Faves

Best Sandwiches (Part 2)

Posted September 9, 2013
Updated September 12, 2013

— In December of 2011 the Out and About team took on the task of finding the best sandwiches in the Triangle, but with so many great sandwich options in this area we knew we had to revisit this topic. 

Last time Sunflowers Cafe, The Remedy Diner, Seaboard Cafe, The Rockford and Cafe Carolina won our top five spots, but now five new places are trying to steal the title of best sandwiches in the Triangle. Here are the latest places who have become worthy of the Fave Faves title: 

Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie (Durham) – Guglhupf Bakery already has one Five Faves title for their brunch but that is not the only thing they are known for. With a wide selection of sandwiches on their lunch menu, you cannot go wrong whether you wake up early for brunch or sleep in late and head there for lunch. My favorite sandwich is the roasted beet sandwich (yes, I did say beets), but don't let the name throw you off. This is the perfect vegetarian sandwich for people who do not like beets because it does not taste like beets at all. It is sweet and juicy and unlike any sandwich I have ever had. If you are looking for a sandwich with meat try the turkey, brie and apple chutney sandwich or the classic reuben. 

Papa Mojo's Roadhouse (Durham) – Papa Mojos is of course known for their amazing Cajun dishes but my favorite thing on their menu is their Cochon De Lait Po Boy. I was raised in eastern North Carolina and when I think barbecue I have always thought vinegar based, so I was skeptical when a friend told me to try the cochon de lait, or the Cajun BBQ sandwich from Papa Mojo's. Though this isn't your typical eastern BBQ sandwich, it is still amazing. There are so many different flavors in the sauce making it sweet and spicy at the same time. The meat is is cooked perfectly with a little crust on the outside. They have tons of Po Boys to choose from and you really can't go wrong with any of them. 

The Finsky (Raleigh) – The Finsky is known as the original cutlet restaurant, serving up cutlet sandwiches of all kinds. Last February the Out and About team ventured to Finsky to do a restaurant review after it was recommended to us by countless readers. As soon as we went I knew this place deserved a Five Faves spot. My favorite sandwich is the Philly chicken and cheese but everyone on our team tried something different and loved it all. Plus, you cant beat the price. About $5 for a combo of sandwich, drink and fries. 

Boondini's Sandwich Superstore (Raleigh) – After our first fives faves this place was recommended to us by a lot of readers so we had to try it out and you did not steer us wrong. With so many good sandwiches to choose from I do not have a favorite. They have grilled sandwiches, special sandwiches, basic sandwiches, cold subs and more. I love all of their homemade sandwich spreads and the price is great too.

Hotpoint Deli (Cary) – Hot Point Deli is a hidden gem in Cary that offers a fusion of Pacific, Mexican, and Italian plates. They have an extensive menu with almost 20 unique sandwiches to choose form. Most of the sandwiches are served on baked focaccia which is amazing. My favorite sandwich is "Thanksgiving on a bun." I was very "thankful" to find this unique sandwich which has smoked turkey, cranberry relish, stuffing, bacon and mayonnaise.

A few places that did not make the list but definitely deserve an honorable mention are Daily Planet Cafe with the fried green tomato and pimento cheese sandwich, Community Deli with their homemade chicken salad and Bida Manda with their Lao Baguette.

Where is your favorite place to grab a sandwich?

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