To subvert grumpy monarchs, angry medieval youths scrawled condiment graffiti like "Fran Tanner has plague" or "the king is a jerk" inside their sandwiches. Dig beneath lettuce to bring history to light with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of homemade deli sandwiches, soups, baked goods, and more at Loaf N Ladle.
Loaf N Ladle stocks a chalkboard-scrawled menu with hearty deli fare crafted from time-honored family recipes. Sandwich architects with a vision to build a model of the Kremlin out of turkey and pickles can move halfway there with Loaf N Ladle's build-your-own option ($6.25 for full-size), which allows diners to choose their bread, meat, cheese ($0.25 extra), and toppings, such as banana peppers, black olives, and multicolored onion domes. Alternately, drown your hunger in the hot ham-and-cheese sandwich's lake of melted swiss ($4.25 for half-size), slurp homemade soups ($4.50 for a pint; the selection changes frequently), or nosh on muffins ($1.50) and cookies ($1.75) baked from scratch daily. Founded in 1984 by the current owner's mother and grandmother, Loaf N Ladle sports homey décor details such as brightly patterned tablecloths, fridges taped with greeting cards, and a little sibling who won't cede control of the TV remote.
Downtown Fort Wayne
817 S Calhoun St.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802Get Directions