Put away that can of Manwich—this is a real man’s sandwich. Behold the original Sloppy Joe from Town Hall Deli in South Orange, NJ. Now shipping nationwide!
The New Jersey landmark opened in 1927 after the deli owner travelled to Cuba and had his mind-blown by a sandwich in a Havana bar named Sloppy Joe’s. It’s been almost 100 years since he started selling this signature bite and it’s still considered a legend.
This baby’s got two types of meat (usually roast beef and turkey), topped with cheese, then smothered in Town Hall’s proprietary coleslaw and Russian dressing, both of which use original recipes and homemade mayo. It’s all sandwiched between 3 thin slices of Pullman rye bread that stretches the entire length of loaf of bread.
Town Hall Deli has been praised in The New York Times, Food Network, CNN, and most recently in Esquire Magazine.