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These 16 Gaston Sandwich Shops are the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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Despite how advanced our society is today, there is still one question that boggles even the brightest minds: if you cut a sandwich into four pieces, do you have four smaller sandwiches or still one sandwich in four pieces? It's all in how you look at it and we can tell you Gaston County is full of sandwiches big and small, whole and cut.

Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

The sandwich game has evolved from the days of PB&J or turkey and cheddar between two pieces of Wonder Bread (though we do love these elementary-style throwbacks). From Phillies to wraps, breakfast, lunch or dinner, vegetarian and plant-based sandwiches, each town has their unique spin perfect for the sandwich enthusiast.

Join us as we round out the 16 best places to grab a sandwich in Gaston County.

Belmont’s Specialty Foods

Anna Naphtali, Gaston Outside

35 N. Main St., Belmont

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Before you pack your lunch for this week head over to the deli at Belmont’s Specialty Foods for Amish Meats exclusively sourced from Pennsylvania and Ohio. Grab a sweet treat from their counter to brighten up your lunchbox.

Cherubs Café

Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

23 N. Main St., Belmont

Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Help Cherubs Café celebrate their 24th year in Belmont, by stopping by for a sandwich for either breakfast or lunch.

De Coria’s Bagels and Breakfast

3060 10 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia

Sunday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Monday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.

There’s no wrong time of day for a sandwich, making breakfast the perfect time. Breakfast sandwiches made with fresh New York-style bagels from scratch are a recipe for the perfect start to your day.

Doffer’s Canteen

Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

119 Center St., Cramerton

Tuesday-Saturday, 12 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

Name a better duo than beer and sandwiches. If you can’t, Doffer’s Canteen is the perfect place for you.

Everyday Market

Grant Baldwin, Gaston Outside

7 S. Main St., Belmont

Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

After a peaceful morning sipping on coffee at Everyday Market's shaded patio, you will have undoubtedly worked up an appetite. Luckily for you, Everyday Market offers a delicious array of sandwiches, which pair perfectly with their wine selection and baked goods.

Jack Beagle’s

Anna Naphtali, Gaston Outside

127 S. Main St., Mount Holly

Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

Jack Beagle’s sunny patio makes for the perfect place to sit and sip on a beer as you enjoy one of their delicious sandwiches. Pro Tip: take a stroll down Main Street for shopping, mural gazing and beer to go.

Pita Wheel

Photo Courtesy of Alyssa Moss, Moss Videography

110 S. York St., Gastonia

1108 E. Main St., Dallas

Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Pita, Phillies, and burgers… oh my. There is a lot to try at this Gaston County staple, starting with their sandwiches. Whether you are looking for a tasty wrap, vegetarian options, or Mediterranean-inspired pitas, Pita Wheel has it all.

Sammy’s Pub

Anna Naphtali, Gaston Outside

25 S. Main St., Belmont

130 W. Trade St., Dallas

Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Supersize your next lunch or dinner with Sammy’s super-sized sandwiches. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Samvay’s Wings & Subs

303 N. Main St., Mount Holly

Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Have you ever had one of those nights where you are really craving a sandwich, but your significant other wants Thai? Samvay’s Wings & Subs is perfect for that exact moment with its selection of sandwiches, wings, and specialty Thai dishes.

Spindle City Café

207 W. Main Avenue, Gastonia

Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lunch just got a little more exciting with Spindle City Café’s expansive selection of sandwiches. Build your own or try one of theirs, just don’t skip out on that slice of cake.

Sprouts Café

Evey McFadden, Gaston Outside

1012 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Veggie lovers rejoice because Sprouts Café is here to offer Gaston County vegan and vegetarian-friendly sandwiches. After lunch, be sure to pick out one of their freshly baked bakery items.

Spruced Goose Station

118 Wesleyan Dr., McAdenville

Monday-Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Support a good cause and enjoy a delicious sandwich while you do it, by stopping by the Spruced Goose Station during your next lunch break.

The Lodge Tavern and Tap

101 Kenwood St., Belmont

Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

There is no shortage of tasty sandwiches to try in Downtown Belmont, and The Lodge Tavern and Tap is no exception. Pair your favorite beer with one of their specialty sandwiches.

The String Bean

Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

106 N. Main St., Belmont

Tuesday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The String Bean is no stranger to a fresh and elegant sandwich (or wine or beer or a lovely patio). Take the flavor home with you through the String Bean Market, which offers a regularly stocked selection of fresh meats and cheeses.

The Sub Factory

311 S. Battleground Ave., Kings Mountain

Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

The Sub Factory has been serving Kings Mountain with a wide variety of high-quality sandwiches since 1982. Plant-based options are available.

Two Chicks Sandwiches and Scoops

Randy Rivera, Gaston Outside

102 S. Main St., Belmont

Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Monday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mix up your weekday lunch break with Two Chicks Sandwiches and Scoops’ daily specials in downtown Belmont. Sandwiches aren’t the only thing on the menu, wraps, quesadillas, and ice cream make it hard to pass up on this Belmont specialty.

Will’s Doggin’ It Deli and Dogs

Chris Rodarte, Gaston Outside

1301 Spencer Mountain Rd., Gastonia

Tuesday-Friday, 10:45 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

“Is a hot dog a sandwich?” is a debate we have all had at one point. Who knows the answer? What we do know is that you will not be disappointed by the hot dogs at Ranlo's Will’s Doggin’ It Deli and Dogs (not to mention it's an insider fave). Hot dog specials are not all there is to dog about, stop in for one of their lunch or dinner specials for a great sandwich at a great price.

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