In honor of "National Sandwich Day," I figured I would share with my Triangle neighbors one of the key benefits of the recent population boom. The influx of Yankees to North Carolina brings their unique taste for a quality deli. Luckily, some of those transplants brought their recipes along, which means people like me don't have to travel far for chewy bagels, piled-high hoagies (call them submarines if you must) and fresh cannoli.
These delis are the real deal.
The number three in the name stems from the family business. Other locations are in New York City and Sedona, Arizona. Each is owned by a different member of the same family, and staff behind the counter spans the generations.
There is creativity in the menu – gourmet sandwiches with names like the Greta Garbo, Smokey Joe and the Bobby Dinero. You can also build your own, choosing from meats, cheeses and toppings on bread, wrap or roll.
Morrisville Deli also caters to companies in RTP.
Manhattan is easy to overlook in a shopping center with other options, but it stands out for friendly, personal service, fresh baked goods and very reasonable prices. After 1 p.m., a dozen bagels sells for $4.99.
Regulars praise the authenticity – Weinbergs cooks their own pastrami and corned beef, and serves blintzes, knish and potato pancakes. They even have space for a sit-down dinner. Settle in for open-faced turkey with gravy, a kosher knockwurst or stuffed cabbage.
They make their mozzarella fresh in-house daily, butcher all kinds of meats, AND they make a mean hoagie – piled high and packed with quality, custom ingredients.
If you have a hankering for a serious sandwich to celebrate National Sandwich Day, any one of these is worth the trip.