Making a good sandwich, like removing a child’s head from between stair balusters, requires delicate handling and a lot of mayonnaise. Marvel at skilled condiment usage with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of deli sandwiches and café fare at Heavenly Ham in Lawrenceville.
The comestible crew at Heavenly Ham assembles its classic sandwiches out of spiral-sliced ham and roasted turkey, awakening pococurante palates with the heavenly tastes of baked honey and gourmet deli trimmings. Smoked up to 24 hours so each slice is as tender as a toddler’s toothless smile, hand-selected hams lend lunch-menu sandwiches a rosy hue and a distinctive salty sweetness. The Heavenly Original sandwich proves that pigs can fly with its heaven-sent ham on a croissant stacked with havarti cheese, lettuce, and tomato slathered in creamy honey mustard ($5.39). The turkey classic sandwich's smoked turkey captains a multigrain batard bread with a crew of red onions, lettuce, tomato, and swiss cheese ($5.39). Patrons forage for leafier repasts under The Salad Salad, a garden of lettuce and tomatoes inhabited by chicken, tuna, turkey, or ham salad ($6.69).
To complement their savory artistry, Heavenly Ham's meat whittlers sculpt mounds of potato salad into edible masks of jowly former presidents ($3.99/lb.). For dessert, patrons can gorge on a slice of cheesecake, or bring along a group of friends to polish off a platter of 12 ($16.99/platter).
Inside HoneyBaked Ham, chefs uphold the same traditions that Harry J. Hoenselaar created more than 40 years ago. Back then, he chose individual hams, cured them in his secret marinade, and smoked them over hardwood chips before offsetting the earthy flavor with a crisp, sweet glaze. To this day, the staff makes the signature bone-in hams one at a time and glazes them in the shop.
To go with the meats, the kitchen whips up classic side dishes and desserts, such as the sweet-potato soufflé. For less formal feasting, party trays and packed lunch boxes fuel business meetings, backyard grad parties, and lengthy end-zone celebrations.
3371 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648Get Directions