Celebrate National Sandwich Day

Five Great Black-Owned Places to Celebrate National Sandwich Day

November 3rd is National Sandwich Day, and in honor of this day, many food businesses are giving customers deals on some of their best sandwiches and customer favorites.

There is a commonly known story about the history of the word sandwich born of an idea from John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. If you find that interesting, check the rest of the story below.

While many businesses like Subway and Potbelly’s are joining in on the fun, we have a better idea…you can celebrate National Sandwich Day by buying a sandwich from a Black owned business!

Need help finding one? No problem, we got a list of a few businesses that will satisfy your desire for a sandwich. Well, what did you expect? This is Black Chicago Eats. So set the gps ap on your phone and explore their hidden gems of Chicago. Take a look at the list below of our top picks.

1. Simply Soups and Salads
635 E 47th St, Chicago 60653
(773) 250-0672

This Bronzeville eatery keeps it simple with delicious soups, salads and sandwiches. Seriously, they have 17 sandwich choices on the menu! They are open from 7am-6pm today.

2. Ain’t She Sweet Cafe – Bronzeville
526 E. 43rd Street
Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 373 – 3530

9920 S. Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 840-3309

With two They have an incredible selection of sandwiches, all made without pork products after the owner became interested in serving a healthier version of her favorite selections. No one complained.

3. Taurus Flavors
8534 South Stony Island, Ave.
Chicago, IL  60617
(773) 374-1872

Legendary. With about 50 years in the game, this south side spot is known for its Hoagy Supreme, Supreme Steak and their Steak Sandwich.

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4. Home of the Hoagie
1316 W 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 238-7171

Another sandwich icon. They have been serving steak sweet sandwiches in the Morgan Park community for about 50 years. Despite reviews about poor customer service, they survive and thrive because of a delicious sandwich at an affordable price.

5. AP Deli
10758 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 821-8480

15033 S. Dixie Hwy.
Harvey, IL 60426
Phone: (708) 596-2270

5251 W. Madison Ave.
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 887-4362

2415 W. 79th St.
Chicago, IL 60652
Phone: (773) 863-8650

2025 E. 75th St.
Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: (773) 288-4931

AP Deli started in 1984 on Chicago’s south side at 107th and Michigan as a little corner food and liquor/grocery store that sold Corned Beef Sandwiches on the side. After its birth in Roseland, their reuben sandwiches take center stage at five locations in the Chicagoland area. Bring your appetite because they do not skimp on the corned beef.

****Honorable Mention

Original Soul Vegetarian
203 E. 75th street
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 819-2084

For those who refuse to put meat and dairy in their bodies, never fear because the OSV is here! They have 13 choices for vegans who love a good sandwich.

History of the sandwich
It is said that John, an avid card player, ordered his meat to be delivered to him between two slices of bread so that he would not get his grease laden fingers on the card, nor require a fork to eat. As people heard of this, they started ordering their food “the same as Sandwich”, and eventually just “sandwich.”



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