Five Denver delis where you can get your Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich fix

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While there are many sandwiches in the world, there is only one that achieves perfection without even trying: the Thanksgiving sandwich. And while it's difficult to argue with Thanksgiving dinner -- turkey, stuffing and cranberry -- on a bun, it has been hard to find Thanksgiving sandwiches (also know as Pilgrim sandwiches) in Denver. But that has changed recently. Here are five places where you can get your Turkey Day leftover fix without having to clutter up your fridge. (And to make your own sandwich, check out this obscenity-laden post from our sister paper in Dallas.)

See also:
- Spicy Pickle makes Pilgrims happy with the Harvest Panini
- I'm thankful for Spinelli's Market
- Gobble This: The bird is the word at Pat's Philly Steaks and Subs

5) Turkey Cranberry Gouda
Spinelli's Market

This family-owned treasure in Park Hill doesn't serve a classic Thanksgiving sandwich (there is no stuffing), but it comes achingly close, offering up giant slabs of turkey, combined with Gouda and a fantastic cranberry sauce.

4) P.J. Gobber
Pat's Philly Steaks and Subs

As I described it four years ago, when I first tried this bird, "real chunks of turkey, rather than deli slices, were buried inside a sweet cranberry sauce and topped with a delicious stuffing, served warm.... The whole thing was wrapped up tightly in a long hoagie roll that made the P.J. Gobbler easy to eat."

3) Harvest Panini
The Spicy Pickle

I was in stuffing heaven last year when the Spicy Pickle rolled out its limited-time Harvest Panini sandwich, which consisted of turkey, cornbread stuffing, cranberry-cream-cheese spread and grilled onions on rosemary focaccia. But things have gone poorly for the Denver-based chain over the past year:The Pickle closed its Denver locations and now operates only four Colorado stores, all of them in the 'burbs. Still, if you live or work near one of them, the Harvest Panini is worth the trip.

2) Thank You Turkey
Which Wich

Trying this sandwich for the first time at the relatively new Which Wich location at 2209 East Colfax Avenue marked the turn of the tide for Thanksgiving sandwiches in Denver -- the moment that they were no longer a novelty, but a legitimate year-round option. The sandwich itself is solid -- turkey, cranberry and cornbread stuffing, along with whatever extras you desire, all wrapped up in a delicious log -- and it has a funny name, too.

1) Gobblin' Gobbler
Drew's Denver Deli

It is perhaps not a coincidence that in October, Drew's Denver Deli moved into the location at Tenth Avenue and Lincoln formerly occupied by the original Spicy Pickle location. This spot has Thanksgiving sandwich karma, mojo, whatever you want to call it. A carryover from the somewhat famous Jimmy & Drew's 28th Street Deli in Boulder, the Gobblin' Gobbler includes slow-roasted turkey, country stuffing, cranberry sauce, cheddar cheese, coleslaw and mayo. And while the cheddar may seem like overkill, you will be very thankful that you tried this Pilgrim-worthy treat.



Location Info

Leobardos Taco Shop

825 S. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Pat's Philly Steaks and Subs

1624 Market St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Spicy Pickle - CLOSED

8000 E. Belleview Ave., Englewood, CO

Category: Restaurant

Drew's Deli - CLOSED

988 Lincoln St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Which Wich

2209 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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7 comments
Jeff
Jeff

I think putting stuffing on bread is crazy.  I love the combo of roasted turkey, whole cranberry sauce, and some kind of gooey cheese (cambozola or brie for me) on a sandwich though.  Preferably with a little arugula and some sliced apple or pear.

 

They aren't delis, but there are at least two other joints in town that keep Thanksgivingish sandwiches as part of their regular menus.  Racines has turkey, cranberry, gouda, and mayo on a croissant; Punch Bowl Social has turkey, cranberry, roast pumpkin puree, and goat cheese. 

barslinger
barslinger

I read Lincoln........and your are right it is on Lincoln.........damn good sandwhiches

Julie Barrickman
Julie Barrickman

If you're in olde town Arvada- check out woodburns. Amazing food and great service!!!!

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

Why would I go out for a Thanksgiving sandwich made from leftovers when I have enough leftovers here at home to choke a horse?  Also, I think Drew's is on 10th and Lincoln (rather than Broadway).

jonathan.shikes
jonathan.shikes moderator editor

 @Jeff Thanks for the tips, Jeff. It looks like Backcountry Provisions downtown also has one. This is getting better all the time.

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

 @barslinger

 You're right, but the Broadway error had been corrected before you read it.  And, again, you're right because Drew's does have damn good sandwiches.

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