From Southern favorites like chicken salad and pimento cheese to deli classics like Reubens and Italian subs, sandwich shops across the state satisfy our cravings. Discover 10 we love.
Lox Stock & Bagel: Greensboro’s Iconic Deli
At first, many Gate City residents didn’t know what to make of Reubens and Rachels or lox and bagels. Forty-five years later, they wouldn’t want their beloved local deli to change a thing — and its owners are happy to oblige.
A Big Apple Deli in Seafood Country
When a New York transplant found herself in Calabash without a job, she did what any well-raised Long Islander would do: She opened a deli.
At the turn of the 20th century, most North Carolinians were more familiar with lunch counters and soda fountains than with delicatessens. Yet as the state grew and new cultural influences arrived, the deli became an indelible part of our culinary landscape — and it continues to evolve.
A W(ish) Come True
A Raleigh chef transformed an old-school soda fountain into a delicatessen that’s a little Jewish, a little Italian, and a little Southern. What pulls it all together is his winning personality.