Even Stevens Sandwiches – We don’t often cover chain restaurants, but when they’re an SLC original with an exceptional product and approach to business – we’re on board. The core concept at Even Stevens is that for every sandwich purchased, another is donated to a local non profit; in August 2015 alone, more than 20,000 sandwiches we’re donated to the growing roster of local charities Even Stevens supports.
O.k. but how’s the food you ask? To top this list, first and foremost, you need first rate food and we’re glad to report that Even Stevens Sandwiches is so much more than just good vibes. The food matches each of the stores clean, modern and striking locations. You can read more in my SL Trib review of their original location but suffices to say, the cuisine is solid. There’s a standout reuben (corned beef brisket, Swiss, Russian dressing, sauerkraut, rye), classics like the Sprang Chicken (pictured: chicken, provolone, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, greens, honey mustard, multi-grain) and more modern creations like the Banh Belly (pictured: soy-glazed pork belly, roasted jalapeños, pickled slaw, cucumbers, garlic aioli, cilantro).
There’s local beer, later hours than you might expect for a sandwich shop, crazy affordable brunch and a chipper staff that make dining here a pleasure time and again.
Who knew that charity could be this delicious?
Downtown SLC: 200 S 414 E
Sugarhouse: 2030 S 900 E
Draper: 541 12300 S
Johnniebeefs – Fast food Chicago style means a menu board with a dizzying array of hot dogs. From the classic Chicago dog through creations like the Utah Dog and Pastrami Pete, this is THE place to get your hot dog fix on. A hidden treasure among all those dogs is a class Italian beef sandwich: thinly sliced seasoned roast beef comes served on a French roll with sweet peppers and giardiniera. Order it dragged through the river for a true Chicago experience right here in SLC.
6913 1300 E, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047
Moochies Meatballs And More – The *more* is important to note in Moochies moniker. While the headline item here is a very fine meatball sub – scan the menu and you’ll find a number of other stellar sandwiches. There’s a very capable Philly cheesesteak with your choice of fancy cheese or whizz, and an absolutely knock out reuben that like much of the menu, is wallet friendly. Two locations serve the full menu, which is a favorite with locals and visitors alike.
Downtown: 232 E 800 S
Midvale: 7725 S State St
Oh Mai – Vietnamese banh mi sandwiches are what make the locals flock to this mom and pop operation. Priced almost staggeringly low, the flavors of the ten sandwiches are equally stunning. Whether you go traditional with the Dac Biet (steamed pork roll, jambon ham, pork head cheese, garlic-butter, pork pate) or indulge in the decadent Bit Tet Xao Toi (garlic butter rib eye steak) you’ll get nearly five dollars change from a ten dollar bill for most of the sandwiches here. You can read a little more in our review of Oh Mai.
Salt Lake City: 425 State Street
Cottonwood: 6093 E Highland Dr.
* Gastronomic SLC is a proud local partner of Even Stevens Sandwiches.