I'd never been to the Grand Sandwich Stand back when it was open but I drove by plenty of times after they closed. Then one day I noticed they were back open. Always on the prowl for a good sandwich I looked into them and learned they were a Mexican inspired sandwich stand.
Newly (re) opened on Grand ave
The menu has both tortas and also sub sandwiches made with Boars Head meats. I haven't got to the subs and might not do so due to the daily specials being so good. On Monday's the special is a meatloaf sandwich. This is something I've wished I had a regular access to. My wishes have been answered. Grand Sandwich Stand serves a classic homemade meatloaf sandwich and if it tastes like your mom would make, well, the lady that does the cooking is the mother of one of the guy's associated with the place. At just $6.50 this is a fantastic lunch special. You can go knife and fork or you can take the piece of bread on the bottom and make a sandwich putting it on top. Either way I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. I plan on making #MeatloafMonday a part of my life.
Monday Special Meatloaf Sandwich at The Grand Sandwich Stand
They also have a daily sandwich special that includes a terrific albondigas sandwich. Served on Wednesdays this Mexican Meatball sandwich is the perfect idea I never thought of. They make homemade meatballs which sit in a chipotle-tomato sauce and mix them with melted chihuahua cheese on French bread. It was a fantastic sandwich that will definitely be calling my name again soon. Other daily specials include a really nice looking Sloppy Joe and also a short rib grilled cheese.
Mexican Meatball Sandwich (Wednesday's) at The Grand Sandwich Stand
There's a handful of torta options with a carne asada offering standing front and center. It's made to order so expect to wait a little bit while the tender skirt steak is on the grill. Your wait should be rewarded with one of my favorite tortas in the city these days. The steak is fantastic and so is the bread. A little refried black bean spread, avocado, and cheese is really all it needs. I suggest checking out this sandwich shop if you're in the area and hungry. It'll be in my rotation going forward.
Torta a la Tampiquena (Skirt Steak, Sour Cream, Black Beans, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cheese)
The Grand Sandwich Stand
2351 W Grand Av
Chicago, IL 60612