Is there any more perfect creation than the sandwich? Here in the Garden State, we’ve taken sandwich making to an art form — and that artistry has just been recognized by a new study that ranks one of our own cities at the top of its list.
Apartmentguide did a study of the Best Cities for Sandwich Lovers and Jersey City ranked number 5 on the list! According to the research, Americans have been consuming sammies for 200 years (that’s a lot of sandwiches!) and varieties vary from region to region. Whether you call it a sub, a hoagie or a grinder, one thing is certain — this lunchtime favorite is here to stay.
Here are the top 10 cities for sandwich lovers (among the 700 largest cities in the U.S.):
1. San Francisco, CA
2. Sarasota, FL
3. Wilmington, DE
4. Miami, FL
5. Jersey City, NJ
6. Pensacola, FL
7. Albany, NY
8. Berkeley, CA
9. Marietta, GA
10. Washington, DC
Whether you call it pork roll or Taylor ham, it’s easy to see why JC made the top of the list.
“You better bring the goods if you’re going to sit right across the river from sub haven New York City,” says Apartmentguide. “Jersey tomato sandwiches, fat sandwiches, Jersey Sloppy Joes (not what you think) and traditional subs and hoagies are abundant. Its 243 delis are the second-most per square mile anywhere in the nation. Don’t miss the eats at many of these, including Andrea Salumeria, Second Street Bakery and Salumeria Ercolano.”
If this study is making you hungry, you’re not alone! Head to Mordi’s Sandwich Shop (320 Communipaw Ave.) for the “Breakfast Schnitzel Sandwich” (pictured above) featuring crispy breaded chicken, cheddar cheese, bacon, fried egg, tomatoes, ketchup and garlic lemon aioli on a challah bun (yum!).
Over at Sub Culture (260 Newark Ave.) “The Bullet Club” is a customer favorite. This club sandwich with ham, turkey, bacon, American cheese, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo is served on Texas toast.
Griot Cafe (398 Central Ave.) has its loyal fans, and you can’t leave without trying the “Griot Sandwich,” comprised of fried plantains, chunks of pork, pikliz (Haitian slaw) and seasoned guacamole.