The 10 Best Delis in North Carolina!

If you’re traveling through North Carolina or in search for a lunch spot to break from work, great delis are a-plenty throughout the state. But no worries! We have narrowed it down with 10 of the best delis in North Carolina. Dig into your next meal—these delis offer sandwiches, soups, and salads galore.

1. Gotham’s Deli, Smithfield, NC

Established in 2003, Gotham’s Deli brings a “taste of New York to the South.” Everything is freshly made. Choose between delicious, toasted bagels, an array of sandwiches or coffee. A daily special at the deli is the Bat Boy, half a sandwich, and Batman, whole sandwich for if you are feeling a bit hungrier. 

2. Queen Street Deli, Kinston, NC

If you have been in search of a wholesome, affordable lunch, your search is over. Serving sandwiches in Kinston, North Carolina since 2011, Queen Street Deli is the fulfilling lunch without the guilt. High quality, fresh ingredients are used to make each order. Order deli sandwiches, paninis, or from many of the side options: cole slaw, salad, or soup. Both the soups and side items are made from scratch each day. If you need a cold one, not to worry! Queen Street Deli sells wine and beer as well. 

3. Chop’s Deli, Wilmington, NC

Chop’s Deli offers customers only best through three locations in Wilmington, North Carolina. Award-winning, Chop’s Deli was voted “Best Delicatessen” and “Best Sandwich in Wilmington” 2011-2014, “Best Lunch in Wilmington” 2012-2014 and the “Best Homemade Soup in Wilmington” 2013-2014. 

4. Sluggers’ Deli, Whiteville, NC

“A whole new ballgame,” Sluggers’ Deli is a family business that is dedicated to helping you maintain your healthy lifestyle through salad, soup, sub, cheese steak and sandwich options. Food is cooked to order. Looking for lunch or dinner without the regret? Sluggers’ should be your next stop for a fulfilling meal. 

5. Jason’s Deli, Raleigh, NC

Jason’s Deli of Raleigh provides only the best options to every customer that stops by. Premium, fresh ingredients are used to make every meal and gluten free, organic, and vegetarian options are served. At Jason’s Deli, treat yourself to quick, friendly service and don’t worry, no artificial trans fats are in your food. 

6. Mediterranean Deli, Chapel Hill, NC

Serving Chapel Hill authentic Middle Eastern & Greek Cuisine since 1992, Mediterranean Deli has over 63 different items to choose from, including vegetarian, gluten free, organic and vegan options. Offering lavish food portions and pleasant service, Mediterranean Deli is an award-winning establishment that needs to be added to any foodie’s list. 

7. Detour Deli & Café, Wilmington, NC

At Detour Deli and Café of Wilmington, you are in for a five-star experience at the deli that will make you feel right at home between the efficient, friendly staff and the fresh sandwiches with delicious options, including vegan, that’ll leave you wanting to return for more. 

8. Rhino Market & Deli, Charlotte, NC

Rhino Market & Deli, located at 1500 W. Morehead Street, has a calm atmosphere and is the best sandwich stop of Charlotte. Great deli sandwiches and craft beer and wine to complement your sandwich of choose.

9. Cheerz Deli, Durham, NC

Locally owned, Cheerz Deli of Durham will not disappoint with the friendly individuals serving you, fresh sandwiches of high quality and nothing short of generous portions. At unbeatable prices, your meal is worth every cent and maybe even a little more. Are you wanting to warm up? Cheerz Deli makes their soups from scratch. Stop by Cheerz Deli and they are sure to fill your hungry stomach as well as they fill your sandwiches. 

10. Cora’s Isle-End Deli, Topsail Beach, NC

Cora’s Isle-End Deli, found in Topsail Beach, is a casual business with excellent sandwiches to choose from and equally excellent service. Large portions, Cora’s makes everything from your classic ham and cheese to The Coragator—“Cajun-seasoned roasted turkey, mixed greens, tomato, provolone, and remoulade sauce grilled on French bread.” If you are in the Topsail Beach area, Cora’s Isle-End Deli is a must-try! 

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