Craziest Sandwiches in the Hudson Valley

National Sandwich Day is on Thursday, November 3rd, and what better way to celebrate than to eat a new and exciting sandwich? There are a number of great restaurants in the Hudson Valley that serve unique and delicious sandwiches. Here are a few of the best.

"'Til Death Do Us Part" - Crossroads Deli, Mahopac

One of the most loved sandwiches in the lower Hudson Valley, the Crossroads Deli's "'Til Death Do Us Part" has been described as a "masterpiece" and "masterfully built." It is made from chicken cutlets, 3-pepper colby jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, pickled jalapeños, chipotle mayo, and Crossroads' "death sauce."

The sandwich is spicy, but not overpowering, and this perfect marriage of ingredients will keep you coming back for more.

"Jooba Doobie" - Gadaleto's Seafood Market, New Paltz

Gadaleto's, in New Paltz, is a seafood market and restaurant that has the largest selection of wild caught and sustainably farmed seafood in the Hudson Valley. The Jooba Doobie is their most famous sandwich. It was even named favorite gourmet sandwich by Hudson Valley Magazine.

If you like seafood, it's worth the trip to New Paltz to try this sandwich loaded with grilled shrimp, bbq sauce, and fried onions. And if you feel like a walk after your meal, check out the nearby Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. It's a beautiful, easy trail with gorgeous views. Perfect for walking off your giant sandwich!

"Short Rib Grilled Cheese" - Lola's Cafe, Poughkeepsie

Located right by the stairs to the Walkway Over the Hudson on Washington Street in the City of Poughkeepsie, Lola's is in the perfect place for a nice, relaxing afternoon of good food and an invigorating walk across the longest footbridge in the world.

The food at Lola's is simple and high quality and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable. They have a variety of sandwiches and wraps that range from light to hearty. Their most interesting and yummy sandwich on offer is their Short Rib Grilled Cheese: short ribs with melted cheddar, Havarti, and tomato chutney on grilled sourdough bread. It's definitely worth the trip!

"C.R.E.A.M." - Joe Beez, Kingston

Joe Beez, a Kingston legend in sandwich-making, is famous for its unique sandwiches with funny, unique, and sometimes irreverent names. This is where you go when you're in the mood for a One Eyed Willy, The Redneck, or the Monica Lewinsky. Hands down, the craziest of the crazy sandwiches at Joe Beez is the C.R.E.A.M. This is a serious sandwich, packed with spicy Italian sausage, burger, bacon, cream corn, peppercorn dressing, hot sauce, onions, mozzarella cheese, jalapeños, and Italian dressing. Make sure you come hungry!

Veronica Stork is a librarian and freelance writer who has lived in the Hudson Valley for her entire life. She's always down to go out for a sandwich.