Top Delis in Downtown DC?
My friends and I are discriminating sandwich connoisseurs and are looking for the top delis in or around downtown DC. We are even compiling a volume of ratings and reviews for the delis that we visit every week. So far, our favorites are:
Morty's (in Tenleytown)
We are always looking for delis such as the above that offer truly remarkable sandwich fare.
We would greatly appreciate other suggestions!
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The reuben sandwich at Deli City is the best in DC. Bar none. They're doing God's work with brisket there. The roast beef is also excellent. Juicy, tender, and reminiscent of the shredded "debris" you used to find at Mother's in New Orleans. People drive across town from Georgtown and Dupont to get their sandwiches.
The G Man Italian sub at Mangialardo's is legendary. A Capitol Hill lunch standard with the law enforcement crowd.
The other Italian standby is A. Litteri's in the Florida Avenue Market. They catch the firemen, city workers from N. Cap. Street and locals. Fax your order ahead and it will be ready but you'll probably spend your lunch hour exploring the wide range of Italian groceries at the best prices in town. 202-544-0183 Easy parking in front of the store.
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli! Has some great New York classics, which I think are better than Loeb's, and better yet, you can fax in your order so you're not waiting on the line.
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli
1710 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006
I love prosciutto, so that sandwich tops my picks. But even their regular cold sandwiches (roast beef, turkey, etc.) are enormous and delicious. I've never been able to eat the whole sandwich. I usually leave half for the next day.
I don't recommend the French Dip. It tasted weird. Not sure what that says about Heidi's other hot sandwiches.
I thought about going to Hiedi's today they do have huge sandwiches and good bread that is my favorite part, but went to Dicky's Custard to get a cuban sandwich instead. It was very good, but I love a cuban sandwich even though I normally don't really like pickles (except bread and butter) or mustard. The real thin pickles with the cheese and mustard though is so good.