Sandwiches on Homemade Bread
Walk up to the deli counter and place your sandwich order. For convenience sake, the Yoders have printed up some small checklists where you indicate your choice of your bread, cheese, meat, and toppings.
Sandwiches are $4 and allow for a wide selections of breads, meats, and cheeses.
The breads are all homemade in the bakery.
- jalepeno cheddar
- honey wheat
- whole wheat
- rosemary garlic
Get the relish! It's wonderful. And be sure to ask for pickles. They are served on the side. If you don't like them, share them with someone who does.
Add a bowl of soup for a $6 combo. The day we visited, the soup was mysteriously called "Invisible Soup." When we asked about it, we were told that there was no soup that day because of some work being done to the restaurant. The Yoders have a great sense of humor!
Hopefully when you go to Backermann's, there will be some soups to try. I certainly plan to sample some on my next visit.
Instead of the soup, we were able to find some crunchy snacks to go along with our sandwiches -- sesame sticks and veggie chips.
Sandwiches and sandwhiches
Some signs had an interesting spelling -- sandwhiches. I found it charming, probably a kickback to the European roots of the Mennonite community that founded Backermann's Bakery.
There is a spacious area to sit and enjoy your lunch. Napkins are simple -- paper towels on a roll. Cold drinks are available too and include some interesting flavors like birch bark "beer" and sarsparila "beer." If you are going to eat at a Mennonite deli, you really should try an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch drink.
Of course, the deli meats and cheeses can be ordered by the pound. I ate the most heavenly liver cheese and bought a pound to take home.