Whenever anyone mentions turkey, cranberry and stuffing, your mind automatically goes directly to Thanksgiving. In recent years, a trend has grown in New England (Portland included) that features a taste of Thanksgiving in sandwich form. Usually, these Thanksgiving sandwiches are a limited time offering around the holiday. (For the record, we believe they should be a winter thing, not a November thing) So if you’re in the mood for a bite of Thanksgiving goodness, here’s the Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Sandwiches in Portland, Maine.
NOTE: THESE SANDWICHES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Po’Boys & Pickles
Po’Boys & Pickles continues to be one of best places to grab a sandwich in the city and for the holiday season, they’ve added a special Thanksgiving Po’Boy to the menu to spice things up. Slow roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry jalapeno sauce and gravy make this hearty sandwich the perfect homage to Thanksgiving.
Shay’s Grill Pub
Shay’s Grill Pub is always serving up some delicious pub food which includes giving thanks with a limited time Gobbler sandwich. House roasted turkey along with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce served between two pieces of English muffin bread. Tell us your mouth isn’t watering right now.
Market Street Eats
Lots of locals have given thanks to Market Street Eats over the years for serving them up delicious breakfast and lunch. If you want to switch up the routine, they’ve got a Thanksgiving Sammy on special. It features roasted turkey, havarti cheese, stovetop stuffing, sweet potato, fried onions and cranberry sauce.
Tally’s Kitchen at Bayside is a favorite for local professionals to grab some tasty wraps, salads and flatbreads. The holiday spirit is alive at Tally’s with their sandwich called The Pilgrim. It’s filled with house roasted turkey, stuffing, & cranberry mayo served on homemade cranberry bread.
Sisters Gourmet Deli
For the entire month of November, Sisters Gourmet Deli in Monument Square has brought back their flavorful Harvest sandwich. Filled with turkey, stuffing, cranberry and a little bit of greens for balance.
Dutch’s remains one of the hidden gems in the Portland food scene with some wildly appetizing breakfast and lunch offerings. That includes their seasonal Gobbler, loaded with house roasted turkey, crispy stuffing, garlic aioli, and cranberry sauce on a toasty dinner roll.
There might be a few that we’ve missed along the way but the point remains, Thanksgiving sandwiches are damn delicious and they should be around all winter. Since there not, grab them while you can.