Monday, 28 July 2014

Sloppy Joe's Deli and Sandwich Bar

I have a confession!  When it comes to picking somewhere to grab a sandwich in Newcastle at lunchtime I can be a little lazy.  Quite often I'll find myself heading to the nearest boring sandwich chain to pick up something, even though it's food I've had a billion times before.

We have so many wonderful independent sandwich shops, delis, bakeries and coffee shops in Newcastle it's an absolute crime not to venture into them more often.

The newest kid on the block is Sloppy Joe's who you will find in Grainger Market.   Sloppies (as I'm now affectionately allowing myself to call them) are a sandwich and deli bar serving up delicious local produce in bread freshly baked by their Granger Market neighbours, the French Oven.  


You will find everything you could possibly want for your lunch from their classic paninis, baguettes and salads to "build your own" sandwiches.  The counter has a huge range of fillings to choose from including chorizo, pastrami, shredded beef, tuna, BBQ pork and chicken.


If breakfast is more your thing you will find a really reasonably priced and delicious breakfast menu serving up Thick Wedge Eggy Bread and a variety of breakfast muffins along with hot drinks, coolies and smoothies.


Being a bit of a lover of food I was really happy when Sloppies invited me to their launch night on Friday to sample some of their delicious offerings for myself.  After an amusing time trying to "break in" to the Grainger Market to attend the after hours event which resulted in Simon and I having to squeeze our way through a tiny gap in a gate, we were starving and ready for some food.


There was a variety of things for us to try so we really enjoyed getting stuck in.

The baguettes were gorgeous, the combination of fillings were spot on and the bread had a lovely crust and a soft middle, just the way I like it!    We were particularly fond of the hot fillings that are served in the speciality "Joey Bap".  We sampled the Beef Sloppy Joe - slow cooked mince with onions, tomatoes and peppers and the Chicken Sloppy Joe - Cajun chicken breast marinated in spices before being served with either Cajun-slaw or salad and homemade sauce.   I will admit we visited the hot fillings a few times.

Sloppy Joe's is locally produced street food at its finest, I will definitely be heading into Grainger Market to see them again next time I need some lunch ... see you all there!

15 comments:

  1. We are all creature of comfort venturing back to the same me place for lunch. I am not a great lover of sandwiches mainly because they are so calorific and the bread bloats me. In london they cram them with mayo and before you know it I have had over half my fat allowance for one day. This place would be brilliant being able to pick what you want. Mine would definitely have olives in. I am an olive feind Lucy x

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    1. I'm the same, I do prefer a salad most lunchtimes but I do like to indulge sometimes on a Friday so I think this Friday I'll have to head to Sloppies to try out another of their sandwiches!

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  2. Oooh this looks good! I never really buy sandwiches but I think Ray would love this. Will check it out next time I'm in toon :) x

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    1. DEFINTELY! Simon was all over the hot fillings, the meat is really good!

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  3. Ohh wow! I think I will be visiting....Eggy bread!! Yum!!

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    1. That's exactly what I want to try next :D

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  4. Oh I would love to see how their sloppy Joe's stacks up with the American version that's for sure!

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  5. Mmmm this sounds absolutely delicious - definitely something I'd love! I just wish it was closer!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Good excuse to visit Newcastle this Summer ;)

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  6. Wow this looks fab! Might take a trip up on Saturday :-)

    xx

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  7. Ohh I've always wanted to try a sloppy joe! It sounds lovely! :D x

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    1. Another one for your Newcastle list :)

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  8. Oh gosh, I love cafes etc like this! Sounds soooo good....and the french toast would be my first choice! Though the problem with reading and loving your blog is that I'm so far away from your recommendations! I think I may need to venture up north!

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

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