Originating in Germany, the delicatessen is now a fundamental part of America’s gastronomical fabric. Delis across Utah will give the best of the best a run for their money. From generously-made breakfast sandwiches to mouthwatering pastrami, try one of these nine great Utah delis and find your next favorite sandwich!
Located in Central Utah, Big Daddy’s Deli supplies sandwiches to a sprawling population of farmers. The portions are generous and menu items extend from a wide variety of sandwiches to soup, specialized hot dogs, nachos, and homemade cookies.
Caputo’s isn’t just a deli: It’s a foodie’s wonderland. If you want high quality, authentic Italian cheeses, meats, pastas, and breakfast cookies, you’ll want to visit the market. If you want those items put together by experts for a delicious sandwich, the adjacent deli is the place to be. Although a bit on the pricier side, it’s worth it every time.
An underground sandwich shop in downtown Provo, Rocco’s Big City Deli sells wings, delicious fish tacos, and of course, sandwiches. This place is quiet and most frequented by hipster foodies and businessmen on their lunchbreak.
Far from a traditional Italian or Jewish deli, Ernie’s Sports Deli is a stereotypically all-American experience. Served on Kaiser rolls, a variety of sandwiches are available with everything from roast beef and turkey to scrambled eggs and breaded chicken.
Out of all Utah delis, Gandolfo’s is arguably the most successful. It’s most successful sandwiches? The Brooklyn Bridge, which features turkey, bacon, provolone, lettuce, tomato, mayo, salt, and pepper; and the warm Crew Breakfast Sandwich with three eggs, bacon, sausage, a buttery bun, salt, pepper, and melted American cheese.
A traditional New York-style delicatessen, Feldman’s Deli serves up all the Jewish specialties, including pastrami, corned beef, and Reuben sandwiches as well as pierogi, matzo ball soup, kielbasa, and brisket. Have no fear, you will leave Feldman’s 100 percent satisfied.
Located in the ski-town of Park City, Utah, the Back Door Delicatessen is only feet away from the outdoor action. Fortunately, its sandwiches, fresh soups, salads, and espresso will warm you up even on the chilliest of days.
Just west of Salt Lake City in Taylorsville, Bell’s 48th Street Deli is known to offer one of the best burgers in Utah. That doesn’t mean, however, that its sandwiches are not worth mentioning. In fact, for some, they give the burger a run for its money.
There could hardly be a better name for a deli than “Knickerbockers,” and that’s exactly what the deli’s creators wanted to do: convince customers that if it’s a good name, it has to have good food, right? Right. If you’re really looking for a treat (and a bit of pain for your arteries), try the “Godfatha.” A toasted Tuscan baguette loaded with pastrami, pepperoni, salami, banana peppers, red, onion, lettuce, tomato, olives, pepper jack, and chipotle aioli, this sandwich will give you an offer you can’t refuse.