August is National Sandwich Month, so get your sammie on! Whether you want the old-school comfort of a BLT, the cool crunch of a veggie special or the artisanal flair of juicy, sliced duck breast, these restaurants offer takeout and curbside service so that you can beat the heat by staying out of the kitchen.
Known best for their sweetly spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Worth is riding out the ‘rona by serving their breakfast and lunch menu. So you can start your day with a basic Breakfast Burrito rolled up in a locally-sourced tortilla or glam it up with the creamy decadence of a classic ham, cheddar, béchamel and dijonnaise-filled Croque Madame.
218 West Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201 480-833-2180
Miracle Mile Delicatessen
A Phoenix favorite since way back before Elvis got us all shook up, Miracle Mile Deli will be open for dining-in on August 3rd. Check out their blog at blog for weekly sandwich specials, which include their famous New Yorker. Piled high with pastrami and topped with cole slaw and Miracle Mile dressing, the New Yorker brings a bite of the Big Apple to the heart of the desert.
4433 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Wanda Morrow of Sacks Sandwiches feeds her customers with all the fun and flair of the cool mom she is. Every sandwich is made from the finest ingredients in a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Chill with the Improv, filled with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, shredded lettuce and mayo on a baguette or balance that arctic A/C with the Picasso’s hot artisanal take on a Meatball Sub.
231 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
4247 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Also two locations in Tempe:
W. University Drive
East 9th Street
Specializing in traditional New York deli food since 1979, Chompie’s offers a menu roughly the size of your favorite beach read, and every item on it is a blockbuster. From the savory comfort of Matzoh Ball Soup through their mile-high sandwiches to a luscious array of freshly baked cakes and pastries, Chompie’s offers comfort food served in portions generous enough to make any Bubbe proud.
James Beard Award recipient Chris Bianco revolutionized artisanal pizza and then turned his hand to uniquely satisfying sandwiches. For a sweet and tangy treat, try the Two Wash Ranch Chicken sandwich with chopped apples and stone ground mustard, or indulge in the silky Prosciutto San Danielle with creamy mozzarella and the clean bite of fresh basil.
4404 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85012
Duck & Decanter
Duck & Decanter offers a truly unique selection of hand-crafted sandwiches on a fabulous array of bread from the simple pleasure of sourdough or Ciabatta to the savory sweetness of cranberry walnut wheat. Signature sandwiches include The Duckling, which features smoked duck breast, smoked turkey, cream cheese, cranberry relish and spring mix, best served on cranberry walnut wheat bread. Or tuck into the summer lightness of the Pocket where you can choose which meat best complements the pita full of coleslaw, pine nuts and cheese.
1651 East Camelback Road
Phoenix AZ 85016
All of the breads featured at Noble bakery are baked on-site from scratch, giving their sandwiches a homey freshness that makes every bite a little piece of heaven. Dom Ruggiero of Hush Public House’s Chef Special is piled high with roast beef roasted in-house, Tillamook sharp cheddar, beefsteak tomato, locally-sourced broccoli sprouts and dill horseradish mayo. If you’re looking for lighter fare, try the pita stuffed with Burrata, roasted tomato, arugula and the savory fruitiness of saba.
4525 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
Renowned, and rightfully so, for their toasted sandwiches, Zooks offers every kind of sandwich your hungry heart desires, from velvety egg-filled breakfast delights to classic deli sandwiches and cool, crunchy vegetarian concoctions. For those with a sweet tooth, Zooks also offers a pair of dessert sandwiches filled with peanut butter, bananas and Nutella or semisweet chocolate and coconut. Both include almonds and powdered sugar for a cool end to a hot day.
100 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Nanaya Japanese Kitchen
Katsu sandwiches at Nanaya Japanese Kitchen are served on Japan’s famous milk bread, which is the source of panko bread crumbs. Enjoy a deep fried beef or pork cutlet between slices of this fine-crumbed and buttery loaf topped with tonkatsu sauce. Nanaya also offers an airy miso yuzu based fry bread topped with ground beef, pepper jack, dried tomato and lime.
3603 E Indian School Rd Ste. B
Phoenix, AZ 85018