Food


The Naples Sandwich Primer

Here’s where to find the best stuff between buns, baguettes and even lettuce.

New Wave

Fuse BBQ: Fine dining chef Greg Scarlatos launched this passion project next door to his signature restaurant. The brisket sammies are a pitmaster’s delight, and sides like pepperoni mac and collards will fire up gourmands. fuseglobalcuisine/fusebbq

Slicer’s Hoagies: Enter this den of teenage spirit for some über-creative sammies topped with crushed cheddar chips, Sriracha mayo and Buffalo chicken—plus classics that are bar none. slicershoagies.com

Food & Thought: Not your average sandwich shop, this organic café is for those who want something to sink their teeth into but need to skip the bread—or try a gluten-free slice. foodandthought.com

Traditional

Bill’s Café: This hole in the wall delivers the biggest, baddest BLT (with half a pound of bacon) in the entire Gulfshore. facebook.com/bills-café-naples

Jimmy P’s Burgers & More: It’s full-on table service now (but still quick and casual), and the menu grew to include more hot and cold sandwiches, steaks and salads. jimmypsburgers.com

Grouper & Chips: Yes, it’s touristy, but you haven’t lived in Southwest Florida until you’ve tried one of their Gulf-caught titular fried fish sandwiches. grouperandchips.net

Pastrami Dan’s: For locals, the meats at this longtime limited-menu joint are about as iconic as they come. facebook.com/pastramidans

Ethnic

Café Gourmand: Should Brie and chevre be more your speed than chedda’, Frenchie faves on crisp baguettes here are the handhelds du jour. cafegourmand.net

Pepper’s Deli & Butcher: No frills, no problem if the only expectation is from-scratch German delicacies like brats and old-fashioned cured meats (think: bologna). peppersnaples.com