Make Your Sandwich Pilgrimage Now

The mighty sandwich. Popularized in England in 1762 by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, it is arguably the most efficient and delicious form of delivering food to your mouth. Sure, you can get a decent sandwich just about everywhere, but did you know that people travel from miles around to get some of the most amazing specimens of this humble culinary staple right here in the Great Western Catskills? Read on and become deliciously informed. Your mouth will thank you.

Russell’s General Store
2009 County Hwy 6, Bovina Center, NY 13740
607.832.4242
A trip to the Great Western Catskills simply is not complete without a weekend trip to Russell’s General Store for what many consider one of New York’s best bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches. Don’t believe it? Watch this video from Munchies to learn all about the magic of Russells’. The pie and sandwich menu change weekly so whether its a Bahn Mi, a Muffaletta or a classic Italian, if make a trip into Bovina Center, you won’t be disappointed.

Hollow
84 Main Street Storefront #3, Delhi, NY 13753
607.746.8731
Originally a nighttime place for dinner and drinks, the folks at Hollow adjusted their business model during the pandemic by putting their evening service on hold and opening Hollow Coffee, serving incredible breakfast sandwiches and lunchtime sandwiches that are large enough for two meals. The nighttime venue has reopened, so now you can have Hollow goodness for every meal of the day.

Townsend Street Market
87 Townsend St, Walton, NY 13856
607.865.4469
This small deli and convenience store located on a side street in Walton is a local favorite. Whether you order a burger, hot or cold sub or breakfast sandwich, you see why so many folks travel out of their way to visit this unassuming gem.

Blue Bee Cafe
114 Main St, Delhi, NY 13753
607.746.8060
You really can’t go wrong with any of the selections on the eclectic menu at this cafe in the center of Delhi, but their old fashioned sandwiches are a standout. All are served on homemade organic bread and the portions are very generous! The homemade meatloaf sandwich is a favorite of many.

photo courtesy of Bea’s 422 Cafe

Bea’s 422
422 Main St, Franklin, NY 13775
607.230.4071
This cozy breakfast shop and grocery run by Bea Sohni, formerly of Russell’s in Bovina, serves her famously delicious egg sandwiches, baked goods, soups and more.

Bagels n Cream
2 Elm St, Delhi, NY 13753
607.746.8100
As the name would suggest, they have the best bagels in town. But that’s not all, this local favorite also offers a wide variety of deli sandwiches and subs, both hot and cold, along with burgers and wraps. Open for breakfast and lunch.

Have a favorite sandwich that should be on the list? Let us know!