Executive Chef Tim Tesch and Deli Director John Stueland share why our new chef-crafted sandwiches are the best thing to happen to sliced bread! Exclusively available in our deli.
Recently we set out to reinvent and recreate our deli sandwiches and wraps. To begin, we gathered a team of Lunds & Byerlys experts who could help us achieve our goal of creating the best sandwiches possible.
Before we could get into the kitchen and start experimenting, our team embarked on a sandwich-eating mission – or, as we like to call it, research. We started at home – we tasted our own Lunds & Byerlys sandwiches. Then we moved on to local Twin Cities sandwiches, and soon we were travelling around the country tasting regional delicacies.
We visited New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, Iowa, Wisconsin and beyond in search of unique ingredients and hot new flavors. Our research showed us Sriracha, waffles and pickled veggies are trending. And people are interested in artisan cheeses, spicy flavors and local ingredients like Wisconsin ham and cheese and Minnesota turkey and tomatoes.
After eating our way through the country, our next challenge was translating these trends into delicious sandwiches and wraps for you to enjoy. We focused on revamping tried and true favorites and creating new and innovative recipes that could take lunchtime (or anytime for that matter) to a whole new level.
Numerous trials and tastings in the Research & Development kitchen finally led us to a collection of delicious sandwiches, wraps and – new to Lunds & Byerlys – lettuce wraps.
You’ll find sandwich rolls, tortillas, hearty breads, flaky croissants and lettuce leaves filled with everything from Applewood bacon, herb-roasted turkey breast or Kobe beef to crumbled Belgian waffles, chipotle aioli, curried quinoa or fresh veggies.
From beginning to end, this process has truly been a team effort. In fact, once our recipes were developed, we began an intensive, hands-on chef training session so that each person became an expert in each step of the preparation. We’re proud every cook in our kitchen plays a part in creating these fresh sandwiches and wraps every single day.
Our research and our time in the kitchen allowed us to enhance our efforts of sourcing the freshest, highest-quality ingredients possible. We’re excited for you to try our new sandwiches and wraps. You can now find our delicious creations in all Lunds & Byerlys deli departments!
Here are some of our favorites
Korean BBQ Lettuce Wraps: Kobe beef in Korean BBQ sauce, kimchee-dressed rice noodles and a mix of scallions, red peppers, cilantro and sesame seeds served with tender romaine hearts.
Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps: Grilled chicken breast with all-natural Sriracha sauce, cucumbers and a mix of pickled daikon radishes, carrots and jalapeño peppers served with tender romaine hearts.
Cherry Chicken Wrap: Diced chicken breast, baby spinach, dried cherries and walnuts combined with creamy dressing and wrapped up in a flour tortilla.
Spicy Chicken & Waffle Wrap: Deli-fried chicken tenders, crumbled Belgian waffles, pickled vegetables and chili cheese spread all rolled up together in a flour tortilla.
Just Darn Good Turkey Sandwich: House herb-roasted turkey breast, baby Swiss cheese, Bushel Boy sliced beefsteak tomatoes, tender romaine hearts and Dijon mustard spread all layered between two slices of Lunds & Byerlys
Heavy Grain Bread.
Lemongrass Chicken Sandwich: We layer a French sandwich roll with Sriracha mayonnaise, grilled lemongrass chicken breast, pickled daikon radishes, carrots, jalapeños, romaine hearts and sliced seedless cucumber.
Bistro Salumi & Brie Sandwich: We layer a French sandwich roll with Brie sandwich spread, prosciutto, Italian dry-cured salami, rosemary ham, baby arugula, white balsamic glaze and shaved Parmesan.
Grilled Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwich: Grilled chicken breast salad and tender romaine hearts piled high on a Lunds & Byerlys All-Butter Croissant.