Best of Winner: Napoli Italian Deli & Catering
The deli won 69 percent of the votes in the Patch "Best Of" Sandwich Contest.
Elvis may have loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches, but our Patch readers say it's all about chicken, roasted red peppers and avocados.
In our inaugural "Best of Patch" contest, 104 voters cast their ballots for the best sandwich shop in Shrewsbury.
And the winner is: Napoli Italian Deli & Catering.
Receiving 72 votes in the contest, the casual delicatessen offers breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and breakfast and lunch on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are closed on Sunday.
Owner Rod Haddad said started using social media to his advantage. He posted the contest on Facebook and Twitter. But he credits his loyal customers to his win.
"I'd like to thank everyone for supporting us," Haddad said after hearing about winning the contest. "We put out the best that we can, but it's all about the customers."
You can find their full menu on their website, which includes the Chicken Avo sandwich. It is a customer favorite that includes marinated grilled chicken, avocados, roasted red peppers and mayonnaise on focaccia bread. Three customers raved about the sandwich in the comments of the contest.
"I've tweaked it a few times, but it is really a great sandwich," Haddad said. "I had made one similar at a different shop and always like to try new things."
Next week, Patch is looking for the "Best Gym." The voting begins at 9 a.m. on Monday.