1. Subway, various locations
Locations: Several locations in Lima area
Hours: vary per location
Highlights: For $5, you can get a variety of footlong subs. Not to mention, the footlongs featured change every month, so customers don’t have to stick with the same old, same old. Not only are the sub’s ingredients fresh and tasty, but they are fast, too. With the goal of getting each sub made in about a minute, customers make a quick stop on their lunch hour.
2. Joey’s Italian Deli and Subs, Lima
Location: 124 N. Main St.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday
Highlights: When Joey opened his sub shop 50 years ago, he sliced the meat fresh every day and believed in good customer service. That hasn’t changed. Using local sources for all their fresh ingredients, the meat is still sliced fresh every morning.
3. Bellacino’s, Lima
Location: 2330 Elida Road, Lima
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Not only are Bellacino’s ingredients in their subs sliced fresh every day, but the bread those ingredients rest in is also baked every morning. With hearty portion sizes and reasonable prices, customers can grab a sub for lunch or dinner. The pick two option allows customers to sample a variety of the menu items.
Honorable Mentions: WG Grinders, Lima; Beer Barrel, Lima; Chuffer’s Pizza and Drive-Thru, Spencerville