Popular Types of Sandwich Meats

The simple concept of different ingredients between two or more slices of bread has become one of the most favored lunch options for us today. The genius of sandwiches lies in the simplicity of the concept that renders itself to hundreds of ways to make them and the quickness with which it can be achieved.

Protein is a necessity for a complete meal and sandwiches offer it through the meat that is deliciously wrapped in crisp fresh vegetables between the bread slices. It is important to know the basics of your cold cuts and store them in the correct environment


It is one of the best options for health and weight conscious people. Besides being delicious, it is possible to get varieties that are more than 90 percent fat free. The breast of a turkey is slowly cooked in an oven and can be stored in the fridge for 2 days in an airtight container or pack. Team it with rocket leaves, tomatoes, lettuce or cucumber for a lunch delight.

chicken breastChicken Breast

This is one of our absolute favorites, isn’t it? This finely sliced variety for sandwiches is made ready by pressing and steaming. It is important to consume it within two days of purchase and has to be kept in an airtight container in the fridge. Mayonnaise is an absolute must with this kind of meat along with tomatoes and lettuce. But then you can always let your imagination run wild with this multi-faceted meat.

roast beefRoast Beef

If you feel like using the horseradish and sundried tomatoes lying in your fridge and looking for a peppery delight, roast ham is the meat that you want to have in your sandwich today. Cured, oven roasted and super thinly sliced; it is ready to eat sandwich meat under a minute. You can keep it for up to two days in an airtight container in the fridge.


Generally of a pig, this meat comes form the hind leg or thigh of an animal. The juicier varieties are cured with the help of a salt and sugar solution before slow cooking. Due to the presence of moisture in it, it is necessary to use it within three days of purchasing. Beautifully goes with all salad vegetables and cheese, especially goat’s milk.

Stop by your local Market Basket deli and pick up some of our high quality deli meats and more!