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Where to Chow Down on National Sandwich Day


What are humankind's greatest inventions? The wheel? Fire? Maybe. Although these were some pretty practical developments, they haven't brought nearly as much joy and contentment to the world as the sandwich. From the humble PB & J to the opulent Monte Cristo, sandwiches have been filling our hearts and stomachs for centuries. What better way to celebrate this delicious victual's national holiday than by visiting one of RI's finest sandwich shops?


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Edgewood Cheese Shop

More than just a place to load up on Gruyere, Edgewood Cheese Shop has rustic cheese platters and oozing paninis. Try the Adrianne, with roast beef, brie and fig jam or for the picky eater, the Miles, described as “grilled cheese — no green stuff or anything else touching it.”  1828 Broad St., Cranston, 401-941-2400, 


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Geoff’s Superlative Sandwiches

A college-student staple, Geoff’s not only makes good sandwiches, they also give their sandwiches names that make you want to meet them. Take, for instance, the Judy Garland Sandwich, or the Margaret Trudeau Sandwich.
Nice to meet you, roast beef with coleslaw. The pleasure’s all mine, Canadian bacon with mushrooms and Swiss.  163 Benefit St., Providence, 401-751-2248,


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The Italian Corner

Three words: Authentic. Italian. Grinders. This is the real deal at The Italian Corner, with a porchetta sandwich that could easily be the best sandwich ever. It has the Guy Fieri stamp of approval, need we say more?  10 Boyd Ave., East Providence, 401-431-1737,


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J’s Deli

If you’re really hungry, J’s Deli makes a sandwich that is more like a meal. You may even want to split one with a friend. Choose from a variety of beef, chicken and turkey sandwiches and wraps.

2364 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland, 401-334-1414;
285 George Washington Hwy., Smithfield, 401-231-0823;
760 Cumberland Hill Rd., Woonsocket, 401-356-1430,


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Picnic Basket

Most Narragansett Beach goers rely on the Picnic Basket to satisfy their midday sandwich cravings. Cool off inside and indulge in a freshly made veggie wrap or make the short walk back to the beach with a classic meatball grinder (just watch out for hungry seagulls).  20 Kingstown Rd., Narragansett, 401-782-2284,

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