Saint Paul's 5 favorite spots to score sandwiches on the cheap

Got a hankering for sandwiches?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable sandwich outlets in Saint Paul, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

1. Swede Hollow Café

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Topping the list is Swede Hollow Café. Located at 725 Seventh St. East in Dayton's Bluff, the bakery, which offers coffee and tea, sandwiches and more, is the highest rated inexpensive sandwich spot in Saint Paul, boasting 4.5 stars out of 119 reviews on Yelp.

Established in 1997, this family owned and operated business features breakfast and lunch menus. Look for notable menu options such as The Hashbrown Bake Platter with ham, bacon, sausage, cheese and eggs for breakfast or the Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich with tomato, cucumber, feta cheese and roasted red onion on house-made foccacia bread for lunch. (Here's the menu.)

2. Nelson Cheese & Deli

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Next up is Como's Nelson Cheese & Deli, situated at 1562 Como Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 116 reviews on Yelp, the cheese shop, which offers sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option.

Open in some form since the 1850s, this cheese shop is in its fifth generation of Greenheck ownership. Stop by Nelson's for a boxed lunch, a cheese platter, a gift box, a meat and cheese tray or a sub sandwich. The place caters and delivers. Check out the website for more information and a fill list of offerings. 

3. Evan's Organic Eatery

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Downtown Saint Paul's Evan's Organic Eatery, located at 56 Sixth St. East, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive vegan spot, which offers sandwiches and salads, 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews.

This health spot boasts that it makes all of its products from scratch and uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Sandwich options include the Chickpea Egg Salad Sandwich with garlic, onion powder and celery, and the Ratatouille with zucchini, squash, eggplant, basil and spinach. Soups and salads round out this spot's menu.

4. Maison Darras

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Maison Darras, a spot to score sandwiches and more located downtown, is another much-loved, cheap go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 20 Yelp reviews. Head over to 401 Robert St. North to see for yourself.

This brunch spot features paninis, sandwiches, quiches, salads and soups. Hone in on sandwich options such as the turkey and Swiss with lettuce and tomatoes; the egg salad with lettuce and tomatoes; and the spicy BLT. (Here's the menu.)

5. Great Harvest Bread Company

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Last but not least, over in Summit-University, check out Great Harvest Bread Company, which has earned four stars out of 39 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the bakery, which offers sandwiches and more, by heading over to 534 Selby Ave.

Great Harvest uses the freshest grains available and are baked daily. Premium sandwiches sold at this location include the Baja Chipotle Turkey, complete with pepper jack cheese, cheese, avocado and shaved cabbage; the Vegetarian 3-Cheese Hummus with cucumber sauce, lettuce and red onion; and the Grilled Cheese Panini. (Check out the full menu here.)