Move over Turitto’s Super Sub. Take a back seat Jimmy John’s. Subway? No thanks.
There is a new sub sandwich king in Inver Grove Heights and that honor goes to Hometown Meats, which now serves a variety of sub/hoagie style sandwiches. These made-to-order specialty sandwiches come as a 6-inch for $4.99 or 12-inch for $6.99. They are made on a white or wheat hoagie bun with Boar’s Head deli meat, cut fresh in the store when you order.
We tried The Cahill, which comes with Boar’s Head ovengold roasted turkey, tavern ham, seasoned roast beef, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles. The pickles, also sold at Hometown Meats, are fantastic. They are fresh and crunchy. We skipped the tomatoes and added deli mustard. The combination of the freshly cut meat, the fresh, soft roll and spicy mustard provided the deli-style sandwich that is missing anywhere else in Inver Grove Heights. We ordered a 12-inch and it was big enough for two people to split – so there’s plenty of sub sandwich for the big eater and the six inch will more than satisfy the lighter appetite.
If you want heaping helpings of deli meat loaded on top of a large breaded roll, then you will probably still favor the Turitto’s Super Sub or other sub sandwich selections. If you like to get called “dude, bro or boss” while ordering your food, you will still like Jimmy John’s. If you like lining up in an assembly line to order waxy vegetables that overpower the meat, making all sub sandwiches taste the same, then you’ll still like Subway.
But if you want a fresh, made-to-order deli-style sandwich, then check out the new options at Hometown Meats. Other options include:
The 65th Street: Boar’s Head ovengold roasted turkey, bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles.
The 70th Street: Boar’s Head corned beef, imported swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing.
The 75th Street: Italian meatballs, marinara sauce, provolone cheese, choice of veggies.
The 80th Street: BBQ pulled pork, pepper jack cheese, onions and coleslaw (for an additional .50 cents).
Other condiments include the deli mustard, mayo, spicy chipotle mayo, BBQ sauce, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, yellow mustard, horseradish sauce and deli dressing. You can customize your sandwich how you like when ordering. In addition to the sandwiches, Hometown Meats is now offering soup, so it’s the perfect spot to get a soup and sandwich lunch.
Maybe in the future they will name sandwiches after popular Inver Grove Heights people and places. Some suggestions would be:
The Joe Atkins: This sandwich will be mild, not overbearing or intimidating, but fair and get results. A local favorite.
The Will Short: No matter where this sandwich starts, or what ingredients are added, this sandwich is sure to develop into a champion.
The Mayor Tourville: This could be the best sandwich of them all, but locals will be sure to complain it’s not good enough.
The Argenta Hills: Nothing much to this sandwich – it’s still in development.
The Hodges: The ultimate party sub.
The Concord: The ultimate hangover sandwich.
The Swing Bridge: Once you see this sandwich for the first time you will be left saying: Was it worth the costs?
The KOD: This sandwich will have the “bare” minimum requirements to qualify as a sandwich. Served naked (no bun) – meat and veggies only.
For now, we are happy with the names and variety of sandwiches now provided at Hometown Meats and are more impressed with the taste of what we think are the best deli-style sub sandwiches in Inver Grove Heights. Kudos to Hometown Meats for trying something new. Spread the word and stop in and give them a try.
Hometown Meats: Now home to the best sub sandwiches in Inver Grove Heights