Two pieces of bread, protein, veggie, your condiment of choice: Voila! A pretty basic sandwich that will most likely do the trick for your weekday lunch. But around Jackson Hole, the sandwich offerings are stacking up, with jam-packed, mouthwatering choices that will more than satiate your midday appetite. The reuben, pictured above from Local Butcher is a classic, but their turkey club with brie cheese from there has become a new favorite this summer, too. Now who’s hungry?
Since 1990, Pearl Street Bagel has boiled and baked up delicious, hearty, flavorful bagels, loaded with homemade cream cheese. The bagels are a must for any morning, but come lunchtime, these baked beauties get packed up with all the sandwich fixin’s. Build your own bagel with Black Forest ham, spicy turkey, salami, and more, and top it off with veggies, cheese, and extras, like olive tapenade or pesto. Picnic-ready or great for a grab-and-go, the chicken, tuna, or egg salads are flavorful and a throwback to old-school favorites.
There are few better combinations than corned beef and perfectly fermented sauerkraut. And E.leaven Food Company does it right. The Reuben is available for beef-lovers or turkey fans, with hot melty Swiss cheese, warm Rye bread, and thick, spicy deli mustard. Homemade potato chips and a ramekin of Thousand Island dressing to dip or spread to your heart’s content, make for a lunch you’ll devour. And you might need a quick power nap afterward.
Fried chicken! That’s about all you need to know about Bodega’s food truck chicken shack from executive chef Joel Tate. It’s comfort food central, served piping hot with flavors that will send you back to the South or your grandma’s kitchen. They take it beyond the basics, with world-inspired fried chicken goodness that will leave you licking your fingers. The Banh Mi is a local’s favorite, with Maggi sauce, fish sauce, cucumber, cilantro, and house-made pickles. The fried-chicken-to-bun ratio is heavily leaning on the chicken side, so if you love a bite of juicy, perfectly seasoned fried goodness, head to Teton Village now.
If you’re hankering for a handheld that’s on the lighter side, or one that nixes the gluten, Lotus Organic’s offerings will fit whatever preference or dietary restriction you might need. Vegan and gluten free, the falafel pita is a Mediterranean treat with traditional ground chickpea balls served with fresh cucumber, tomato, and red onion, with a tart and refreshing lemon-parsley sauce. A traditional street food, falafel will fill you up and give you a big fiber dose.