Potbelly Sandwich Shop is an international success story in the fast casual dining scene today, but when it first opened, food was a side line. In this shop's original location on Chicago's North side, antiques were the primary items for sale, with the owners offering plate lunches to their browsing customers. Perhaps it's this peculiar history that makes the dining experience at Potbelly unlike so many chain sandwich shops.
Recommended menu items include the fresh farmhouse salad with its crisp chopped veggies, as well as the "Wreck" sandwich, piled high with salami, roast beef, turkey, ham, and Swiss. And, of course, you can't go wrong with a fresh-baked cookie for dessert. Customers at the NoMa location, just moments from Flats 130, include both neighborhood locals and tourists headed out for a full day at the National Mall, all looking for a quick, affordable, and reliable meal at a good price.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
1275 First St NE
Washington, DC 20002