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Ashley Hughes

Ode to Turkey: 18 Great Sandwiches in Denver

In honor of Turkey Day, here's a roundup of sandwiches featuring the beloved bird.

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The Noshery
| Ashley Hughes

Turkey sandwiches are a classic lunchtime pick year-round, but with Thanksgiving nearly here, this protein takes center stage. Denver has a bounty of great options stacking turkey with other toppings between bread, and we've rounded up 18 here. Bonus: You'll find a taste of Thanksgiving at places like ReFuel and Backcountry Delicatessen, where a Turkey Day feast comes in a handheld version.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Noshery

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4994 Lowell Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221
(720) 524-3893
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Everything is made from scratch at the Noshery, including a sandwich utilizing turkey breast roasted in-house, sprouts, havarti, cucumber, pickled onions, and roasted tomato pesto. Don't miss a sweet treat for dessert.

2. The Universal

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2911 West 38th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 955-0815
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The lunch menu here boasts a roasted turkey melt with smoked provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, house-made hot pepper relish, and mayo on a griddled french hoagie.

3. Wooden Spoon

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2418 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 999-0327
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This bakery and cafe serves its house-roasted turkey with tomato, salsa verde, spinach, and swiss.

4. Masterpiece Delicatessen

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1575 Central Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 561-3354
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Whether you hit up the original LoHi location, or the second outpost in Uptown, the smoked turkey sandwich remains a staple: mesquite turkey breast, brie, seasonal pears, arugula, and cranberry honey on toasted wheat bread.

5. Highland Tavern

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3400 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-1990
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Choose the turkey sandwich at this neighborhood bar and you'll get house-roasted meat, bacon, cheddar, avocado, greens, sweet onion relish, and mayo on your choice of bread. Instead of fries, upgrade to a side of the delicious house-made tavern tots.

6. Backcountry Delicatessen

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1617 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-7900
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Backcountry Deli has five turkey-centric sandwiches, but the Pilgrim is an homage to Thanksgiving with roasted turkey, muenster, seasoned stuffing, cranberry chutney, romaine lettuce, and mayo.

7. Osteria Marco

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1453 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-5855
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Italian style marries with Thanksgiving to get the turkey panino, a combination of cranberry mostarda, fresh mozzarella, and sausage stuffing at chef Frank Bonanno's casual spot on Larimer Square.

8. Hi*Rise

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2162 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-3656
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All the bread is baked on-site and in the case of the mesquite turkey sandwich, nine-grain bread is topped with bacon, avocado, gouda, romaine, caramelized onions, and garlic mayo.

9. reFuel

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3459 Ringsby Court
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 296-4643
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There's two turkey options here—the Milo includes turkey, avocado, Tender Belly bacon, lettuce, pepper jack, and ranch on sourdough—but for a taste of Thanksgiving look to the Early Leftovers: roasted turkey breast, goat cheese, cranberry mostarda, arugula, and aioli served up on seven-grain bread.

10. Acorn

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3350 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216
(720) 542-3721
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Plucked off the lunch menu is the oak-smoked turkey croque madame, a version of the knife-and-fork French sandwich with apple-smoked bacon, mornay sauce, and a fried egg on top.

11. Parsley

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303 West 11th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 893-7914
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Parsley covers the turkey bases, so to speak, with classic, spicy, tomato, and red pepper varieties, but the turkey and fig keeps things simple with fresh brie, organic lettuce, and Croatian fig sauce.

12. Jelly Cafe

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600 East 13th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 831-6301
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At this Capitol Hill breakfast and lunch spot, the Molly Hot Brown is technically a sandwich, but the messy dish consists of house-roasted turkey served on savory french toast, smothered in green chili cheese sauce and topped with bacon and griddled tomatoes.

13. Olive & Finch

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1552 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-8663
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House-roasted turkey is featured on two different sandwich options. The Ankara option is finished off with brie, granny smith apples, arugula, and walnut mayonnaise on a baguette, while the Woody Wood goes for avocado, bacon, tomato, lettuce, swiss cheese, cranberry relish, and tarragon aioli on ciabatta.

14. Curtis Park Delicatessen

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2532 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 308-5973
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Don't miss the American, which features oven-roasted turkey, tomato, red onion, house-made aioli, mixed greens, and smoked gouda on freshly baked ciabatta delivered from City Bakery.

15. Devil's Food

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Old South Gaylord Street Shops, 1020 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 733-7448
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On the weekday lunch menu you'll find the harvest turkey sandwich with shaved turkey breast, bacon, melted swiss, arugula, tomato, honey mustard, cranberry jam, all piled on toasted wheat bread.

16. Vert Kitchen

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704 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 997-5941
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Among the delicious options is the house-roasted turkey accompanied by balsamic figs, chevre, mixed greens, and tomato.

17. So Perfect Eats

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278 Fillmore Street
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 862-9074
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Three turkey options grace this Cherry Creek cafe's sandwich menu, including the Aspen Spa—roasted turkey with avocado, sprouts, brie, and ranch, the Southwest Turkey, and the Thankful Turkey that combines oven-roasted turkey with cranberry chutney, honeycup mustard, and brie. All three are served on the house-made ciabatta.

18. Spinelli's Market

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4621 East 23rd Avenue
Denver, CO 80207
(303) 329-8143
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This Park Hill staple sells gourmet foods and Italian specialties, as well as deli sandwiches. One of those options is the Thanksgiving-centric turkey, cranberry, and gouda, topped off with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a croissant.

1. The Noshery

4994 Lowell Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221
Everything is made from scratch at the Noshery, including a sandwich utilizing turkey breast roasted in-house, sprouts, havarti, cucumber, pickled onions, and roasted tomato pesto. Don't miss a sweet treat for dessert.
4994 Lowell Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221

2. The Universal

2911 West 38th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
The lunch menu here boasts a roasted turkey melt with smoked provolone cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, house-made hot pepper relish, and mayo on a griddled french hoagie.
2911 West 38th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

3. Wooden Spoon

2418 West 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
This bakery and cafe serves its house-roasted turkey with tomato, salsa verde, spinach, and swiss.
2418 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

4. Masterpiece Delicatessen

1575 Central Street, Denver, CO 80211
Whether you hit up the original LoHi location, or the second outpost in Uptown, the smoked turkey sandwich remains a staple: mesquite turkey breast, brie, seasonal pears, arugula, and cranberry honey on toasted wheat bread.
1575 Central Street
Denver, CO 80211

5. Highland Tavern

3400 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80211
Choose the turkey sandwich at this neighborhood bar and you'll get house-roasted meat, bacon, cheddar, avocado, greens, sweet onion relish, and mayo on your choice of bread. Instead of fries, upgrade to a side of the delicious house-made tavern tots.
3400 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211

6. Backcountry Delicatessen

1617 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202
Backcountry Deli has five turkey-centric sandwiches, but the Pilgrim is an homage to Thanksgiving with roasted turkey, muenster, seasoned stuffing, cranberry chutney, romaine lettuce, and mayo.
1617 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202

7. Osteria Marco

1453 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202
Italian style marries with Thanksgiving to get the turkey panino, a combination of cranberry mostarda, fresh mozzarella, and sausage stuffing at chef Frank Bonanno's casual spot on Larimer Square.
1453 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202

8. Hi*Rise

2162 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
All the bread is baked on-site and in the case of the mesquite turkey sandwich, nine-grain bread is topped with bacon, avocado, gouda, romaine, caramelized onions, and garlic mayo.
2162 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

9. reFuel

3459 Ringsby Court, Denver, CO 80216
There's two turkey options here—the Milo includes turkey, avocado, Tender Belly bacon, lettuce, pepper jack, and ranch on sourdough—but for a taste of Thanksgiving look to the Early Leftovers: roasted turkey breast, goat cheese, cranberry mostarda, arugula, and aioli served up on seven-grain bread.
3459 Ringsby Court
Denver, CO 80216

10. Acorn

3350 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO 80216
Plucked off the lunch menu is the oak-smoked turkey croque madame, a version of the knife-and-fork French sandwich with apple-smoked bacon, mornay sauce, and a fried egg on top.
3350 Brighton Boulevard
Denver, CO 80216

11. Parsley

303 West 11th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204
Parsley covers the turkey bases, so to speak, with classic, spicy, tomato, and red pepper varieties, but the turkey and fig keeps things simple with fresh brie, organic lettuce, and Croatian fig sauce.
303 West 11th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

12. Jelly Cafe

600 East 13th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
At this Capitol Hill breakfast and lunch spot, the Molly Hot Brown is technically a sandwich, but the messy dish consists of house-roasted turkey served on savory french toast, smothered in green chili cheese sauce and topped with bacon and griddled tomatoes.
600 East 13th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

13. Olive & Finch

1552 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
House-roasted turkey is featured on two different sandwich options. The Ankara option is finished off with brie, granny smith apples, arugula, and walnut mayonnaise on a baguette, while the Woody Wood goes for avocado, bacon, tomato, lettuce, swiss cheese, cranberry relish, and tarragon aioli on ciabatta.
1552 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

14. Curtis Park Delicatessen

2532 Champa St., Denver, CO 80205
Don't miss the American, which features oven-roasted turkey, tomato, red onion, house-made aioli, mixed greens, and smoked gouda on freshly baked ciabatta delivered from City Bakery.
2532 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80205

15. Devil's Food

Old South Gaylord Street Shops, 1020 South Gaylord Street, Denver, CO 80209
On the weekday lunch menu you'll find the harvest turkey sandwich with shaved turkey breast, bacon, melted swiss, arugula, tomato, honey mustard, cranberry jam, all piled on toasted wheat bread.
Old South Gaylord Street Shops, 1020 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80209

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16. Vert Kitchen

704 South Pearl Street, Denver, CO 80209
Among the delicious options is the house-roasted turkey accompanied by balsamic figs, chevre, mixed greens, and tomato.
704 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80209

17. So Perfect Eats

278 Fillmore Street, Denver, CO 80206
Three turkey options grace this Cherry Creek cafe's sandwich menu, including the Aspen Spa—roasted turkey with avocado, sprouts, brie, and ranch, the Southwest Turkey, and the Thankful Turkey that combines oven-roasted turkey with cranberry chutney, honeycup mustard, and brie. All three are served on the house-made ciabatta.
278 Fillmore Street
Denver, CO 80206

18. Spinelli's Market

4621 East 23rd Avenue, Denver, CO 80207
This Park Hill staple sells gourmet foods and Italian specialties, as well as deli sandwiches. One of those options is the Thanksgiving-centric turkey, cranberry, and gouda, topped off with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a croissant.
4621 East 23rd Avenue
Denver, CO 80207

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