Whether it's for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack, there is no bad time for a sandwich and so many choices to meet your cravings! Here is a list of some must-eat sandwiches in the city!
Legal Grounds is a perfect and affordable little hole-in-the-wall spot to grab a breakfast sandwich! It's the best place to feel like a true Jersey Citian and get your fix of Taylor ham, egg, and cheese on a croissant, of course with ketchup, salt, and pepper! With so much summer left, you will definitely want to head over and enjoy your breakfast sandwich and coffee in their backyard garden patio.
170 Grand St.
Another Paulus Hook gem with fantastic breakfast and lunch sandwiches is Sam A.M., I highly recommend their BLT on marble rye, because there is nothing better than a simple and classic sandwich done absolutely perfectly!
112 Morris St.
If you're looking for a creative and delicious sandwich in JC, SubCulture should always be number one on your list! They have an extensive selection of hot and cold sandwiches with fun and adventurous toppings and themes. As desirable as it may seem to order one to be delivered right to your door, you won't be sorry if you check out this little downtown spot to see it live up to its name. It's hard to pick just one to recommend, so I will have to say it's a tie between "Nothing Worse than a Wasted Italian" (ham, salami, capicola, soppressata, prosciutto, and provolone topped with lettuce, tomato, mayo, oil, and vinegar), and The Free Bird (fried chicken topped with mashed potatoes, corn, brown gravy, and mac & cheese)!
260 Newark Ave.
Griot Café in the Heights has a signature sandwich that is unlike anything you've had before! Served on fried plantains as buns, with your choice of chicken or pork, topped with their traditional slaw and seasoned avocado. It's one of the best gems the Heights has to offer!
434 Central Ave.
Dark Side of the Moo
If you're feeling a little adventurous, you've got to check out the Dark Side of the Moo! Made famous for their selection of exotic meat options—my personal favorite menu item being The Four Horsemen of the Aporkalypse (their signature burger topped with LTO, pepperjack, bacon, bacon jam, pulled pork, pork roll, chipotle mayo, jalapenos, and BBQ sauce)—it's the very definition of
extra and you will not be sorry that you got it! 52 Bowers St.
Mordi's Schnitzel Truck
Mordi's Schnitzel Truck is a staple among Jersey City food trucks, and with good cause…their sandwiches are simply unprecedented! If you want the true Mordi's experience you have to get the chicken and eggplant schnitzel sandwich Italiano style (with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, pesto aioli, fresh mozzarella cheese, and sumac pickled red onions) and don't forget to add the harissa sauce! They can be found at the Harborside neighborhood serving up lunch to the Exchange Place crowd Monday-Friday, and at Marin & Montgomery from 5:30-9pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. They also have a brick & mortar in Bergen Lafayette.
Harborside/Marin Blvd. & Montgomery St.
With so many incredible sandwiches to choose from at Short Grain, it's hard to pick just one…I guess you'll just have to keep going back until you've tried them all! If you have to start somewhere, I would highly recommend the Slow Roasted Pork Belly, topped with hoisin, pickled vegetables, and cilantro.
183 Montgomery St.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Barcade has the best lunch special in the whole city! Not only do they have incredible sandwiches to choose from, but for $15 you also get a pint of one of the many craft beers they have on tap! My go-to sandwich here is The Grinderman (ham, pepperoni, salami, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, and herb vinaigrette on a sub roll).
163 Newark Ave.
The Little Sandwich Shop
For the best location and selection, you have to check out The Little Sandwich Shop. It is located right beside the Grove PATH station and has a sandwich for everyone's taste! One of the best is their signature sandwich: Financial Fantasy (prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, ripe tomato, red onions, and roasted peppers with pesto dressing on a French baguette).
333 Grove St.
Gypsy Grill is THE place for Middle Eastern street food—they have so many mouth-watering things to choose from, with one of the best being their Lamb and Beef Shawafel Sandwich (lamb and beef shawarma and falafel wrapped in pita bread with salad and tahini sauce).
187 Newark Ave.
If you are a sandwich-lover who also happens to be vegan, then Tea NJ has got you covered! Their Veggie Tofu Scramble Rice Wrap (filled with turmeric jasmine rice, pico de gallo, avocado, tofu scramble, and Chimichurri sauce), will have you going back for breakfast every morning!
262 Newark Ave.
Ghost Truck Kitchen
One of the newcomers to the Jersey City downtown core, Ghost Truck, has some fantastic sandwiches to choose from! Their most popular sandwich is the Buffalo Grilled Chicken, made with organic grilled chicken, house buffalo sauce, GTK slaw, and bleu cheese crumbles served on a pretzel roll.
356 Varick St.
the best sandwiches in Hudson county, Salumeria Ercolano is a quintessential Italian Deli, where you can find the perfect combination of meats and cheeses to match any craving! They use fresh homemade mozz and the finest selection of meats to create the perfect Italian sandwich! And FYI, the half size is definitely more than enough for one person. 1072 West Side Ave.
You may have tried one of Tony Boloney's famous slices of pizza, but if you haven't tried one of their signature subs, then you are definitely in for a treat! With so many interesting and creative options to choose from, it's hard to pick just one. If you're looking for something totally crazy, I recommend the Shitfaced 3000, topped with beer-battered chicken, honey stout BBQ sauce, smoked bacon, fresh mozzarella, and Fritos.
363 Grove St.
Claire is a quintessential Canadian girl looking forward to exploring JC one craft beer at a time! She is a graduate student of anthropology, spending all of her free time either at the gym, frequenting comedy bars, or scouring the city for free concerts.