Best Sandwich in Town

The best sandwich place in town

The best sandwich place in town

I lost 40 pounds last year on the South Beach diet, and I’ve kept it off by avoiding highly processed carbohydrates. This means I rarely eat sandwiches, and I can’t think of the last time I had a potato. I do, on occasion, break the rules.

Today, I ran out of the house and forgot to eat lunch. After my scheduled meeting downtown was over, I found myself on Broad Street with a little bit of time to kill and a gnawing hunger at my belly. Hello, Reuben’s.

These guys make the best sandwiches in town. Period. Now, I love the sandwiches at Elliott Street Pub, too, but Rueben’s is simply the best. Today I had pastrami, turkey, and swiss on some marbled rye. Simply awesome – as is every sandwich i’ve had here. They stack the meat high, I love the shredded lettuce, the tomatoes aren’t too thick, they use the spicy mustard… everything is just right.

And the employees are funny, too. I usually hate New Yorkers, but Reuben is a real nice guy who makes everyone feel at home without being obnoxious (which seems to be a default attitude for most New Yorkers).  The deli used to have a “soup nazi” feel to the line, but they’ve mellowed out.  If you haven’t been here, go!

5 Comments so far

  1. james hervey (jeherv) on June 25th, 2009 @ 7:40 am

    is a potato highly processed carbs?

  2. extraface on June 25th, 2009 @ 11:28 am

    I like Reuben’s, I do. But as far as the best sandwich in town and not the best sandwich shop, there are lots of other options I’d talk about before Reuben’s. Try the turkey sandwich at Leon’s. Try any of the sandwiches at Parish Market. Or a Po-boy at Just Loafin’. And Sops Loaf and Kettle (RIP) would also be a contender, were that they are still around.

  3. bking on June 25th, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

    Potatoes are nothing but starches, which have the same effect for my purposes as highly refined carbs.

    I LOVED Sops/Loaf and Kettle, btw. They made a good Cuban, but the real reason they were great was the bread pudding. I’m sad the new location didn’t make it.

    I’ll have to check out the places you mention. Still, I don’t think I’ve had a better sandwich than the New Yorker at Reuben’s…

  4. BOHO Moe (mmoebes) on June 28th, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

    Is meat between two biscuits a "sandwich"? ‘Cause that certainly opens up Reuben’s up to come competition from the good breakfast joints in the ATL. Regardless, I’ll have to give it a try.

  5. Brock Brunswick (brockbrunswick) on July 6th, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

    I thought the best sandwich in Atlanta was Elton John and John Mayer. No?

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