Best Of 2017

Best Deli-Style Egg Salad Sandwich: Fred & Gari’s

Best Deli-Style Egg Salad Sandwich

For more than 25 years, Fred & Gari’s has been a bustling favorite of the downtown lunch crowd, with its ’80s-throwback neon sign, house-roasted meats and homemade dessert. The deli also specializes in a damn-good $8 soup-and-sandwich combo. Daily soup flavors are listed on a whiteboard outside the standing-room-only take-out (and on Facebook), and customers can build their own sandwich or order options like a turkey club or roast beef with horseradish from the menu. The meats are smoked in-house, and their egg salad is a nostalgic throwback, full of mayonnaise-y goodness and topped with lettuce, tomato and onion. While you wait for your sandwich to arrive in its Styrofoam container, enjoy the lighthearted banter between Fred, Gari and the slew of regulars. Fred & Gari’s, 629 Vine St., Downtown, 513-784-9000,