I used to love a particular sandwich at the Lebanon Health Food store: turkey, apple, cheese, and cranberry mayo. Yum! Unfortunately I can’t get this fabulous sandwich anymore because the store is now a pet shop.
So where am I to fulfill my sandwich cravings?
Enter the wonderful ideas of Facebook readers who were really excited to share their ideas. I’m so excited to try these spots.
Plainfield Country Store
People rave about the food here. I still want to try the cannolis people commented on. I’m excited to try their turkey sandwich, which includes dressing and cranberries. Great homemade sandwiches. Best ever, one person said. I think I’m torn between the Gobbler, Vermonter, and Tender Love. Man. I can’t buy them all…maybe I can split and share?
Jake’s Market and Deli
People particularly recommend the Jake’s Market in Quechee, but one person said anywhere in the Upper Valley their sandwiches are good – plus they have soups too; their other locations are New London and George’s Mills. One person said they have ‘killer potato chips.’ If you need to eat gluten free, they can accommodate that, making their sandwiches on gluten free bread. You can find their menu here. I’m just sold on the fact I can have a made to order panini here. You can find them on Woodstock Road.
Phnom Penh Sandwich Station
This was another hit with the commenters. People love the sandwiches here: rave reviews on their Facebook.Reviewers love the spicy ginger pork sandwich and I love the the Phnom Penh sandwich (menu). Amazing! They are right at the intersection of High Street and Mascoma Street by Eastman Auto, can’t miss them if you’re coming from the Miracle Mile towards the Green, you’ll see the storefront in front of you as you head around the corner. There’s parking but no seating – takeout only. For seating, try their White River Junction location in the old Pink Polka Dot diner.
King Arthur Flour
I love King Arthur Flour for everything: atmosphere, baking supplies, food, and experience. So I’m not surprised they have good sandwiches here. I love that they sell paninis. What a treat. Ohh. Brie and apple sandwich on a baguette, a grilled cheese, curry chicken sandwich, or beef brisket. Mmm. Soup too. Choices, choices. I think I’ll try the curry chicken – what a great idea. They are located on Route 5 in Norwich.
Sandwich specials updated frequently on their Facebook page with pictures of course. Today is a pesto bacon turkey club. I didn’t see a menu but lots of people are talking about it, especially their chicken pesto panini and their reuben panini. They are located at 192 North Old Route 5 in Fairlee.
I’ve had sandwiches here and enjoyed them. Their fresh out of the oven cookies look great. They’re located on Route 120 across from the Fire Station and you can find more info on their Facebook Page.
Woodstock Farmer’s Market
Comments include: awesome and best sandwiches in the game. Looks like if you want a good sandwich in Woodstock, this is the place to go. The Italian sandwich, steak and cheese, California roll-up, and an Asian wrap are sandwiches I don’t see at many other shops, so definitely something to try. They are located on Woodstock Road. Find out more here.
Enjoy the deli at Rumbrook Market when you’re in Grantham or passing through. People say they are the best (for food and friendliness). Find more information at their Facebook page. You can find them right on Route 10 in the same plaza as the Farmer’s Table Cafe.
Norwich Square Cafe
Amazing paninis here. I particularly think the marinated artichoke hearts or the granny smith one would be tasty. You can see all their offerings here. They’ve located on Main St. in Norwich.
Lebanon, Hanover, and White River Co-ops
We’re very lucky to have so many co-ops to provide us local products and produce in the Upper Valley. Both the Lebanon, Hanover, and White River Co-ops have cafes where you can order sandwiches and the locals like them. Check them out. The Lebanon Coop is in Centerra Park, across from Dartmouth Hitchcock, and the Hanover Co-op is down the road at the y intersection just before entering Hanover. The White River Co-op is on Maple Street. I couldn’t find a menu so if anyone has sandwich recommendations, comment below.
Chef Brad’s Crazy Side
Find some sunshine in the dreary winter at Chef Brad’s Crazy Side on Main St. in Quechee at Fat Hat Corner. They strive to offer lunch to their customer’s using fresh and local ingredients where possible. The coconut curry slaw and the falafel burger sound yummy to me. You can find a sample menu here. In the summer Chef Brad has a foodtruck.
South Royalton Deli across from the post office has sandwiches that rock according to one reviewer. One person said Stinson Village Store on Allan St. in Hanover has the best Thanksgiving sandwich in the Upper Valley. I really like Farro Deli on Tremont Sq. in Claremont and my favorites are #9 and #5. Emma’s on Old Claremont Rd. in Charlestown was also recommended; I’ll take the Carson, Jane, or Asher II. I recently tried the Thanksgiving sandwich at Mike’s in Hartland on Route 5 and it was amazing. My husband had the Turkey Twist and liked it. Another reviewer recommended the Turkey Twist as well.
Other recommendations include Umpleby’s in Hanover for their excellent sandwiches on fresh baked bread, Maplefields’s in Lebanon, Jolley Market across from Jesse’s in Lebanon, Ascutney Market on Route 5, Lyme Country Store, and Tuckerbox on Main St. in White River Junction. Blue Sparrow Kitchen in Norwich looks fabulous too.
With so many great selections in the Upper Valley I’m going to have to prioritize based on personal taste and location.
What’s your favorite sandwich at any of these locations? Suggestions?