So apparently today is National Sandwich Day! I honestly love all these little "holidays" because they're a fun excuse to celebrate things each and every day. In honor of today's foodie holiday I figured I would try out one of St. Louis' newest sandwich joints and also make a little list of my favorites across the city.
I headed down to the Botanical Heights neighborhood to try out the highly anticipated Union Loafers. I've read some incredible things about the lunch spot and bakery that recently opened on Tower Grove Avenue. The street is quickly becoming a dining destination (neighbors include Old Standard, Olio, La Patisserie Choquette). Union Loafers was years in the making because the owners gutted the entire building and now it's a beautiful, simple space with gorgeous tile and wood decor. I was taking my sandwich to-go, so I sidled up to the bar and asked them what they recommend. The answer? Either the roasted port of the smoked beet. I'm a meat eater so I went with the pork.
It was delicious. There was thinly sliced pork and prosciutto, house-made pickles and the perfect amount of mayo and mustard for their take on a Cuban. Plus it was all piled on a crunchy, perfectly made ciabatta. The menu is small but there's a little something for everyone. The gal at the counter told me they are working on a dinner menu so I look forward to that! But the focus on house baked bread is definitely one that will make this a go-to lunch spot for me.
Speaking of bread, my dad has always stressed it's the one ingredient that makes the sandwich. Usually I agree. But I can also let it a more mediocre bread slide if there's some super scrumptious ingredients inside. But fortunately St. Louis has no shortage of amazing bread and no shortage of great spots to grab a sandwich. Here's a quickly thought out list of my favorite spots (in no particular order).
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