Baggin’s Gourmet Sandwiches is a local chain with nine locations in Tucson, Marana, and Oro Valley. Founded in 1984 by Cheree Garrett-Jeffries, Baggin’s is dedicated, according to their website, “to serving the best sandwiches, ones that you would want to eat every day.” They use fresh, whole ingredients and most of their food, including their salad dressing, is made from scratch daily.
Customer favorites include the aptly named Unforgettable Baggin’s—roasted turkey with cream cheese, mayo, bacon, sprouts, tomato, and avocado—and the High Baggins—which pairs cream cheese, bacon, mayo, lettuce, and tomato with egg salad. Other items are loaded with local flavor, including the jalapeño-laden Southwestern Tuna Melt and the green chile chicken tortilla soup. Vegetarians can choose from the Baggin’s Veggie, a selection of grilled cheeses, the tomato bisque, and the gourmet garden salad.
Baggin’s is also known for its classic American desserts. Customers can order the rum cake, carrot cake, cream cheese brownies, or limoncello cake. As a special bonus, every sandwich comes with a chocolate chip cookie!
At Baggin’s, you can order your food to go, have it delivered, or eat it in one of their charming, Southwestern-themed restaurants. At the downtown location, the ordering station is modeled after an adobe-and-brick ruin, complete with dried herbs hanging off of rustic wooden beans.
Store hours vary, so be sure to check at http://www.bagginsgourmet.com. Allow extra time when ordering from the downtown, Stone Avenue location during lunch hours, as the restaurant gets quite busy and orders can take a while.