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Phoenix's 4 top spots to score sandwiches

Photo: Zookz Sandwiches/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 02, 2019.

Need more sandwiches in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable sandwich hot spots in Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Zookz Sandwiches

Photo: Zookz Sandwiches/Yelp

Topping the list is Zookz Sandwiches. Located at 100 E. Camelback Road in Alhambra, the breakfast and brunch spot, which offers sandwiches, salads and more is the highest rated inexpensive sandwich eatery in Phoenix, boasting 4.5 stars out of 812 reviews on Yelp. The inspiration for the sandwich shop came from the current owner's grandmother, who lived in Egypt and Libya before coming to America. 

For breakfast, look out for breakfast sandwiches like the No. 11 with egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil or the No. 66, which includes cheddar cheese, two poached eggs, bacon, tomatoes, green onions and Zookz cream cheese sauce.

For lunch, dig into the No. 20 with turkey, bacon, avocado, tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese or the No. 45, complete with mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh spinach, roasted red peppers and fresh basil. This place also caters. (Here's the full menu.)

2. Frank's New York Style Deli

Photo: brad w./Yelp

Alhambra's Frank's New York Style Deli, located at 2301 W. Orange Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced deli, which offers sandwiches and more, five stars out of 161 reviews. This spot has been family-owned and operated for over 20 years.

Look for 10-inch subs like the meatball with marinara sauce, bell peppers, onions and cheese; the turkey sandwich with mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cheese; or The Tony with pepperoni, capicola salami and Italian dressing. (Take a look at the menu.)

3. Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery

Photo: nikki h./Yelp

Over in Deer Valley, check out Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 425 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the Vietnamese spot, which offers sandwiches, noodles and more, by heading over to 2340 W. Bell Road, Suite 110.

Traditional Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches are staples at this eatery. Hone in on options like the pork meatball with marinara sauce; the pulled pork marinated with black pepper, garlic and soy sauce; and the cheeseburger with ground beef, onions, American cheese and Sriracha ketchup. Sides, salad bowls, rice plates and specialty drinks complete this spot's menu. 

4. Bertha's Café

Photo: bertha's café/Yelp

Finally, there's Bertha's Café, a Camelback East favorite with 4.5 stars out of 393 reviews. Stop by 3134 E. Indian School Road to hit up the cafe, which offers sandwiches and more, next time you're looking to satisfy your cravings on a budget. 

Sandwiches include tuna salad with apples, lettuce and tomatoes; the roasted turkey with avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, mixed greens and pesto mayo; and the asparagus and havarti sub with pesto mayo, arugula and roasted red peppers.

This spot's expansive menu also includes breakfast fare like waffles, oat bowls and fruit parfaits, as well as other lunch options, including wraps, salads and lunch specials. Customers may also grab a variety of baked goods and sweets.


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