Sandwiches in Review: Jersey Giant Subs
October 25, 2011
Jersey Giant Subs is apparently a household name in the East Lansing area, but they just opened their first location in my neck of the woods, on Westnedge by the Meijer in Portage. Jersey Giant specializes in “Boardwalk Subs,” which consist of various Italian cured meats and cheeses with veggies. Pretty standard stuff, but the beauty of it is in the execution.
I had the “Jersey Giant,” which is a foot of ham, capicola, salami and provolone cheese, with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and Italian dressing. It was phenomenal. For a seemingly basic sub, it was loaded with flavor and overflowing with toppings. The meat and cheese were freshly sliced as I entered the shop (by my friend Matt, as it happens), which is a level of quality and freshness that Subway just can’t replicate. The subs are also huge. One full sub (roughly 16 inches) is easily two full meals, and mine actually lasted me three. It’s a great sandwich and a lot of it.
Jersey Giant is a little bit pricey, with 16” subs usually going for between $6-8 alone, without the addition of a side or drink. It’s actually a great deal for the amount of good food you get, but it’s still something to keep in mind. I’d recommend Jersey Giant for anyone who enjoys traditional Italian subs and doesn’t mind bringing home extras.