I've been in a little bit of a sandwich pickle since the Deli in the Alley closed earlier this year (it was replaced by the new, less vegetarian-friendly Sandwich Stop). While there are plenty of good sandwich operations near Downtown (Katzinger's and Cafe Corner), these establishments aren't immediately available for an hour lunch break when working around the capital.
There are plenty of Subways and Quiznos and Potbellys. But some people (myself included) prefer giving their hard-earned money to the little guy than the big guy. As a result, I made my way into Deli Boys.
Deli Boys is a small independent sandwich spot on Long and High. The menu, like most delis, features limited vegetarian options. In addition to the obligatory veggie sandwich, there are also plain cheese and veggie flatbread pizzas as well as salad and chips.
The veggie sandwich is prepared on an Italian white bread roll. Green peppers, onion, artichoke, roasted red pepper, lettuce, tomato, melted provolone and mayo are stuffed into the roll. The artichokes are well prepared and add a full flavor to the sandwich.
Although the flavor is great, the sandwich is somewhat small. The closest comparison I can make to a corporate sandwich operation's sandwich size is that of Potbelly. I would definitely recommend chips to flesh out the order. The price of the sandwich ($4.95) is very reasonable.
There are other options to build your own sandwich at Deli Boys. Carbohydrate options include wheat, rye, pumpernickel, and wraps. Cheeses include American, Swiss, provolone, cheddar and pepperjack. Deli Boys also offers limited breakfast options including bagels.