Day-tripping from Toronto? In need of a pit stop? If you’re already budgeting for gas money, these no-frill sandwich shops will keep your belly (and your wallet) happy.
We round up some of the best sandwich deals in Hamilton for your next quick lunch.
For just $4 including taxes, you can choose any meat and cheese from the deli counter at Romano Cheese (located in the Hamilton Farmer’s Market) and top it off with artichokes, eggplant or a bevy of fresh olives.
Address: 35 York Boulevard, Lower Level, Hamilton
Tucked away in Hamilton’s downtown core, this sandwich hotspot pleases the working lunch crowd, serving small hot sandwiches (chicken, veal, meatball, steak, grilled chicken) for $5 on their fresh bread, baked daily. For even less, you can get $3.50 cold sandwiches loaded with capicola, mortadella, Portuguese chourico, prosciutto or other meats.
Address: 100 Murray Street East, Hamilton
At this traditional Portuguese bakery on James Street North, $5 will get you fresh turkey, roast beef, mortadella, ham, Italian salami, or capicola sandwiches on their homemade bread. You’ll still be within budget if you get the specialty Bifana pork sandwich with onions and hot sauce – but bring some extra cash for a pastel de nata!
Address: 230 James Street North, Hamilton
It’s $3.99 for a deli sandwich and still just $5 to make it a sub at this long-time Hamilton favourite, in business for over 60 years. Five dollars will also get you a hot veal, chicken or sausage sandwich. You’ll need a little extra change for the meatball, roast beef, or prosciutto subs, but not much.
Address: 175 John Street North, Hamilton
You won’t find better value than a $3 sandwich at the Portuguese Duarte’s Supermarket, a cornerstone of Hamilton’s Barton Street for over 25 years. That covers the basic cold cuts – or you can get meatball ($3.50), sausage or pork bifana ($4) or veal/chicken parm ($5) generously smothered in sauce and cheese.
Address: 417 Barton Street East, Hamilton
Breaded veal and chicken sandwiches are the go-to take out item at this charming Italian restaurant. Ask for it “loaded” with sauteed peppers, mushrooms and onions for $5. There are also grilled vegetable, meatball, sausage, and prosciutto/provolone options for the same price. Mixed subs are $2.99.
Address: 387 Barton Street East, Stoney Creek
It doesn’t get better than rotating $5 sandwich specials at this bakery, established in 1961 and praised for its catering. Tuesday’s special is chicken cutlet, Wednesday is schnitzel, Friday is porchetta and Saturday is meatball.
Address: 1002 Barton Street East, Hamilton
The Springer’s Meats Inc. retail store features their fresh meat and deli products plus take-out items like $3.99 mixed sandwiches or $4.49 mixed subs. Sandwiches come topped with three kinds of meat, cheese, pickles, onions, and hot peppers.
Address: 544 Parkdale North, Hamilton
This Stoney Creek destination’s local claim to fame is their homemade sausages: gluten free, 100% pork, and made fresh daily. Pick up a hot or mild sausage sandwich topped with onions and peppers, plus a pop, for $5. Their Italian mixed sandwich ($4.50) comes with mortadella, salami, capicola, and provolone.
Address: 184 Highway 8, Stoney Creek