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Yampa Sandwich Company: Bringing International Flavors to a Lunchtime Staple

After 20 years of serving the Colorado community under the moniker Backcountry Delicatessen, co-founders Peter Boniface and David Pepin have put a new spin on their operation, recently rebranding their five store mini-chain to Yampa Sandwich Company.

While gourmet takes on turkey, chicken, and roast beef sandwiches can be had, some of their most compelling items represent a love of international flavors.

Banh Mi sandwich at Yampa Sandwich Company in LoDo
Banh Mi sandwich at Yampa Sandwich Company in LoDo.

The Bánh Mì sandwich pulls from Vietnamese cooking and doubles up on the meat with both Black Forest ham and slow roasted pulled pork, cucumbers, some hard-boiled egg, and a smear of spicy sriracha ginger mayo sauce.

Pork Cemita sandwich at Yampa Sandwich Company in LoDo
Pork Cemita – a summer special – comes with a dipping sauce.

However, if I had to recommend one item, it would be the new Pork Cemita ($8.99) – a limited time summertime special inspired by the flavors of Puebla, Mexico by piling on roasted pork, avocado, tomato, cilantro, chipotle mayo, and cotija cheese onto a roll and served with a side of green chile dipping sauce.

Find these sandwiches at any of Yampa’s five locations: the original Steamboat Springs restaurant, Denver CBD, Lodo, and DTC, and Fort Collins.

Yampa Sandwich Company – Various locations. LoDo: 1617 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 534-7900

Please note: Financial compensation was not received for this post. I was invited by the PR firm working with Yampa Sandwich Company to come in to sample items off the lunch menu. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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