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SE Ankeny Just Got a Retro Sandwich Shop

Snappy’s is nestled right between Marukin and Nong’s with affordable grab and go sandwiches

Deli counter at Snappy’s
The counter at Snappy’s

Snappy’s — a quick, small deli rocking ‘90s bodega vibes — opened Sunday, January 26 on SE Ankeny and 6th directly between ramen restaurant Marukin and the famed Nong’s Khao Man Gai. The deli serves old-school sandwiches with upscale ingredients at prices under $10, plus snacks, sides, and drinks.

The deli comes from co-owners Matt Lynch of Super Deluxe and Boxer Ramen, and Chris Thornton, also of Boxer Ramen. “It’s been a super fun project,” says Lynch. “We wanted to speak to the neighborhood and offer a quick bite to eat.” To that end, Snappy’s offers hot and cold classic sandwiches, including an egg salad sandwich with radishes, olives, and butter lettuce; a tuna melt with potato chips; a hot veg supreme with roasted vegetables, kale, and artichoke-olive spread; and a spicy sausage marinara with breaded sausage, red sauce, cheese, and basil. The baguettes come from the tiny Vietnamese bakery An Xuyên while the sourdough bread comes from Portland French Bakery.

Snappy’s also offers items like a soup of the day, curly fries, chips, cookies, and drinks including coffee from Central City. Starting next week, the shop will add breakfast items, like an egg, cheese, and meat sandwich and hot buttered rolls with cream cheese and jam.

The space is only 150 square feet and packed with fun, retro vibes, including a milk crate ceiling, peg board walls, and a TV and VCR set playing retro Blazers games and Mr. T television specials, with three tables that sit four each; Lynch assumes most sandwiches will be taken to go, and diners can call in to order ahead. Delivery will be a big part of its services, likely with complimentary delivery to the immediate area and to larger groups, though all of that is still being finalized.

Snappy’s is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 609 SE Ankeny Street, and will expand to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. when it opens for breakfast next week. Find the menu below.