Among the more than 1,200 restaurants in Wichita are a deluge of sandwich shops, each one with its own style. From healthy to indulgent, find your favorite among the deliciousness in this list.
The Artichoke Sandwichbar
Artichoke Sandwichbar is a celebrated sandwich restaurant and dive bar, complete with a cozy patio and drive thru. They have a menu of sandwiches, including what they call the Famous #8, “the most popular sandwich in Wichita!” It’s made with turkey, bacon, Swiss & cream cheeses, lettuce and tomato, grilled on an onion hoagie and topped with Italian dressing and Parmesan. Stick around long enough and you can catch live music in the evenings.
Order up one of Bricktown Brewery’s (east and west) handcrafted brews with one of their tasty sandwiches. You’ll find everything from a roast beef French dip to their turkey bacon melt, which includes roasted turkey, peppered bacon, Swiss cheese, bacon aioli and guacamole on nine-grain bread.
Chicken N Pickle
It’s no surprise Chicken N Pickle delivers when it comes to chicken sandwiches. Two varieties to consider are their pickled chicken and the country fried chicken. If you decide to veer from their flavorful chicken sandwiches, give the chopped burnt ends a try. It is stacked high with burnt ends, BBQ sauce, Jack cheese, pickles and fried onions – all on an egg bun.
Dave & Buster's
You will find more than just dozens and dozens of arcade games at Dave & Buster’s. They have plenty of creative items on their menu, including a Hawaiian chicken sandwich. This chef creation has karaage-style crispy chicken tenders, pineapple slaw, huli huli glaze, Sriracha and seven-spice aioli on a sweet Hawaiian roll.
Deano's Grill & Tapworks
With 23 big screen TVs, Deano's Grill & Tapworks is the perfect place to watch the latest game and enjoy great food. In addition to artisan oven-fired pizzas, housemade sausages and juicy burgers, they have a number of satisfying sandwiches, like a chicken club and a barbecue pulled pork, complete with slow-smoked pork butt slathered in BBQ sauce, topped with coleslaw and served on a ciabatta hoagie.
Fairmount Coffee Co.
A community-focused coffeehouse located just south of Wichita State University, Fairmount Coffee Co. serves quality, locally-crafted coffees and teas, smoothies, baked goods, sandwiches, salads and more. They offer a variety of grab-and-go breakfast sandwiches and traditional sandwiches like hot ham and cheese and a classic club. You’ll also find other tasty varieties such as The Shocker panini and the Smoky Cubano.
The Flying Stove
Popular food truck The Flying Stove has been serving gourmet street food from their kitchen on wheels in Wichita for more than 10 years. Vegetarians rave about their Marinated Kale & Avocado Sandwich, which is served on marble rye with caramelized cheese and cucumber, cherry tomatoes and pickled red onions. For meat eaters, they have a rotating menu of sandwiches where chicken, beef and pork are the stars.
First Mile Kitchen
Those who seek farm-to-table dining will be smiling from ear to ear at First Mile Kitchen. All of their sandwiches are made with fresh, local ingredients. Try the curried chicken salad, which comes with red currants, roasted cashews, cilantro stem and celery. Or take it up a notch and order their Peppercorn Turkey, flavored perfectly with ancho, ginger aioli, alfalfa sprouts and pickled carrots.
The first thing you may think of when it comes to HomeGrown is their flaky, flavorful homemade pop tarts, but they also make a mean sandwich. Their Cuban stacks on slow-roasted pork, Swiss cheese, shoulder bacon from Yoder Meats, dill pickle and mustard on a Cuban roll. When you’re ready to try one of these delicious sandwiches, find them at one of their three locations – downtown, east and west. All three have outdoor patios and their downtown location sits right at Naftgzer Park, so you can enjoy your meal and then stretch your legs.
Hurricane Sports Grill
Served blackened or grilled, the mahi sandwich at Hurricane Sports Grill is the perfect choice for fans of seafood. It’s topped with lettuce, tomato, red onions and their signature crema on a toasted brioche bun. Order it with the natural-cut fries and sample their 30-plus signature sauces!
Il Primo Espresso Caffe
Wichita’s first coffee shop, Il Primo Espresso Caffe, not only makes delicious coffee creations, but also breakfast sandwiches and lunch time varieties like ham and Swiss cheese and a flavorful BLT. All sandwiches can be served on croissants, bagels, ciabatta bread, or even wrapped in a tortilla. Plus, they have a drive thru for quick pick up.
The Kitchen, located downtown at Union Station in the historic Baggage Claim Building, touts a menu built around fresh, made-from-scratch food. Their sandwich offerings are pressed paninis made with all-natural meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Choose from seven options, including a French press panini, a Cuban, and a triple grilled cheese.
A new addition to Wichita’s historic Delano District, Mokas Café has a vast menu consisting of smoothies, sandwiches, wraps and more. In addition to classics like chicken salad and a BLT, their chicken pesto panini stands out as a favorite with grilled chicken, melted provolone, roasted red peppers and basil pesto sauce on focaccia bread. Plus, they serve breakfast all day!
Located at the roundabout in the historic Delano District and known for its spacious patio, Monarch’s menu is dominated by sandwiches. All of their meats are smoked in-house daily and crafted into creative selections. Their Running Doves Reuben, named after Delano District folklore, has hickory smoked corned beef combined with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on rye bread. Good luck choosing between the sweet potato tots or the homemade potato chips for your side.
Nortons Brewing Co.
Bold and blasting with flavor is a specialty at Nortons Brewing Co. Their sandwiches, like the Train Wreck and Fuggetaboutit, are stacked high with layer after layer of tasty goodness. Get adventurous and order the Monte Cristo, which includes turkey, ham and Swiss cheese sandwiched between two pieces of Texas toast that have been battered, fried and dusted with powdered sugar. If that’s not enough, dip it in the side of grape jelly that comes with it.
Old Mill Tasty Shop
Families have been coming downtown to Old Mill Tasty Shop since 1932 for a soda or ice cream made from the working soda fountain, as well as tasty sandwiches. The New York chicken salad is a favorite, made with chicken breast, celery, onion and cashews, served on egg bread with baby Swiss cheese. You’ll find other traditional favorites alongside a few unusual options, such as a liverwurst sandwich or the peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich. Save room for a chocolate malt made the old-fashioned way!
A variety of sandwiches round out the menu at Pumphouse, located in a former pumping station in the Old Town District. Choose from cheesesteak or a Cuban or stick with a classic like their Turkey Press – a fulfilling panini-style sandwich with hickory-smoked turkey, bacon, Swiss and cream cheese and covered with traditional toppings, parmesan cheese and Italian dressing.
Sabor Latin Bar & Grille
Located in Wichita’s Old Town District, Sabor Latin Bar & Grille specializes in Latin American cuisine. Not only will you find flavorful tacos, paella, seafood and more on their menu, but you will find four sandwiches as well. Their Torta De Pollo is comprised of fire roasted chicken, Cuban slaw, fresh avocado honey-lime sauce and Jack cheese. Their handcrafted cocktails and housemade sangria are also top notch!
Sweet Allie B’s Limestone Beer Co.
In addition to tasty German and Belgian-style beers on tap, you’ll also find fresh, healthy, made-in-house sandwiches and wraps at Sweet Allie B’s Limestone Beer Co. One of their most popular sandwiches is the Wild Thyme, which combines smoked turkey and Swiss cheese with cranberry jalapeno jam and avocado cream. They also serve favorites like the Hot Italian, the Sweet Allie B’s Reuben and a filling Roast Beef Po’ Boy. Pair any of these sandwiches with their housemade broccoli bacon or pasta salad, and you’ll be coming back time and time again.
Tanya’s Soup Kitchen
Tanya’s Soup Kitchen is a quick-service restaurant in the Douglas Design District with a menu of sandwiches, salads and small batch soups that change daily and rotate seasonally based on availability of local ingredients. A few of their creative sandwiches: Lulu has edamame and roasted garlic hummus with spinach, roasted peppers, toasted almonds and avocado on wheat toast; Cindy the Boy has ham, Swiss cheese and apple chutney on ciabatta; and Blue Key North has smoked turkey, blueberry barbecue sauce and provolone on an onion kaiser roll.
Known primarily for their 9x13 pizzas, Ziggy’s Pizza’s three locations (northeast, west, and Clifton Square) also serve a wide variety of sandwiches on oven roasted ciabatta hoagies. For Italian flavor with a twist, try their Herm’s Hoagie with roasted turkey, pepperoni, banana peppers, cream cheese, mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, parmesan, mayonnaise and Italian dressing.