The German word for delicatessen means delicious, and if you’ve ever had a sandwich from a deli made from fresh meats and cheeses, you’ll know why. In West Virginia, you can find everything from 50-year-old markets serving up classics, to meat-centered delis dishing up the best chili you’ve ever tried. Here are the 10 best delis in the state!
Featuring Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, M&M Mart N’ Deli in Charleston, West Virginia, is a convenient place to stop by for those few items needed at home and dinner to go. Portions are generous and the prices are great. You can also order deli trays for holiday parties or the office.
Politics got you down? Then come on down to The Secret Sandwich Society in Fayetteville, West Virginia, where you can eat your way to happiness! Try a McKinley sandwich made with spiced homemade meatloaf, chipotle and bacon jam, 1,000 Island dressing, and onions on a toasted bun, or maybe something more international is what you want, like the Churchill, three cheeses with sautéed spinach and roasted tomatoes on sourdough.
Founded in 2013, Hermosilla’s Deli Market in Fairmont, West Virginia, offers a healthy alternative to traditionally heavily preserved deli foods. They feature Troyer meats and cheeses that do not contain fillers like soy or MSG without sacrificing great taste. In addition to quality meats and cheeses, the deli has a salad and olive bar, and the Hermosilla family brings their years of market experience home.
When you step into La Famiglia in Huntington, West Virginia, you’ll think you stepped back in time to old Italy. Using recipes that create some of the best foods in Southern Italian cuisine and with the freshest ingredients available, La Famiglia serves deli sandwiches and dinners made from meats and cheeses that come from straight from Italy. La Famiglia also serves wood-fired pizza and caters private events.
If you want a local deli with a small hometown feel, then you’ll want to visit the Third Street Deli in Parkersburg, West Virginia. There are plenty of fresh meat, cheese, bread, and condiment choices and service is fast and friendly. There’s plenty of street parking and recommendations include the Vermont Turkey Club and the Grand Gorgonzola.
The Italian Grille in Hurricane, West Virginia, is a family-run deli and grille that serves great Italian foods made with the best and freshest local ingredients. Don’t let this little hidden gem fool you. Where it’s small on size and stature, it’s huge on taste and value. They have party rooms available or can help arrange your next get-together.
Historic downtown Wheeling, West Virginia, is the setting for Coleman’s Fish Market. This famous deli has been around for over 50 years and if you want a simple, but excellent fish sandwich on white bread with your choice of condiments, this is the place to go. If you still haven’t had enough fish, consider taking some of their fresh fish, lobster, or shellfish home.
Owned by Smith’s FoodFair, Smith’s Deli is part of a multi-department grocery store and focuses on making meals easy. They have a full-service bakery that features the popular Greenwich Village Murray’s cheese. In addition to party platers that include anything from chicken tenders for the wee ones, they can create specialty cheeses trays for the more mature palette and custom-made celebration cakes.
If the number of awards won by McAlister’s Deli in Huntington, West Virginia, is any indication of their food and service, it’s clear they’re not short on hospitality or great grub. Open since 1989, this little spot offers casual dining and take-away that has hot, grilled, or cold deli build-your-own sandwiches from over 100 great meats, cheese, and accompaniments to create mouth-watering masterpieces. You can’t visit this deli without trying their Famous Sweet Tea.
Open since 1987, T&M Meats in Cross Lanes, West Virginia started catering parties and events by offering finger sandwich trays, shrimp and fruit trays, and by-the-pound items like hot dog chili, pork and chicken barbeque, coleslaw, baked beans, and potato and macaroni salad. They opened WV Brick Oven Menu and Pizza last year and will deliver to your location upon request.