As the go-to Worcester deli, our team at D’Erricos Market has made quite a reputation when it comes to the Italian sandwich. Now, if you’re a fan of this sandwich, you already know – they’re not all crafted equally. No, an Italian sandwich craving can quite often be followed by disappointment when perfection is not in play.
Now don’t get us wrong; preference is always a factor when it comes to any meal. However, when it comes to quality and perfection, we’ve earned the title around town for having both. And, for good reasons.
When one thinks of an Italian sandwich, there’s undoubtedly visions of layers upon layers of meat. Freshly sliced, high-quality, delicious Italian meat. However, as we mentioned – this isn’t always the case, leading to disappointment number one.
An Italian sandwich is meant to be thick, with layers of salami, mortadella, capicola, and ham. Skimping out on the meat sets the customer up for immediate disappointment as they unroll their sandwich only to discover they just purchased a sub roll. But, the meat expectation doesn’t stop here. Let’s say the butcher was generous, but the quality is lacking – disappointment infinity.
Moving on, all Italian sandwiches require cheese. Unless, of course, you request it be left to the side! Quality again enters the scene. A classic Italian sub will have freshly sliced, high-quality provolone cheese. None of that pre-sliced, rubbery knock-off stuff that some try to sneak in there.
Furthermore, we’re looking at a very delicate balance of meat to cheese ratio. Too much cheese and you have yourself a cheese and mayo sandwich. Too little cheese, and you’ll be dissecting the sandwich, wondering if your sandwich shop forgot to add it. Either way, disappointment number two.
Once the perfect ratio of high-quality meat and cheese has been established, all of the extras come into play. With too much, or too little, the condiments can quickly ruin your work of perfection.
From the bread to the oil, lettuce to the pickles, every last detail matters. Our advice ask the customer! One can’t assume to know what another prefers. It’s always best to ask how the customer prefers their extras to ensure the ultimate perfection in sandwich making!
D’Erricos Market is a family-owned and operated company that first opened our doors in 1947. Since, we’ve become the go-to Worcester deli, specialty market, and best butcher shop in the area. Whether you’re craving superior cuts of hand cut meat or the best Italian sandwich hands-down, we have what you’ve been searching for!
Stop by D’Erricos today and experience for yourself the difference that quality and dedication make. Located at 141 East Central Street in Woburn, D’Erricos Market is the only Worcester deli you’ll ever need!