LeGrand's Market & Catering - A Beautiful Beast Sandwich

4.6 stars Review Philosophy

LeGrand's Market & Catering Takeaway. LeGrand's Legend Club is layers of legreat. A beautiful beast of a sandwich. 8.8/10 sandwich. More meats than I can remember. The antithesis of vegan. Meat on meat on cheese on cheese. Most affordable sandwich yet at $11.16 after tax and tip. Friendly and quick service. It weighed 11.4 oz with 7.6 oz of meat. Compact but delicious.

Another sandwich that will make you happy inside. One of the best sandwiches in St. Louis, with a fierce following. Reddit recommended.

A dozen tables of sitting. Attached grocery. Dedicated parking lot was empty at 11 a.m. Call ahead about twenty minutes to pick up.


Table Of Contents: Experience | Food | Atmosphere | Receipt


LeGrand's bite

Details

  • 4414 Donovan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109
  • (314) 353-6128
  • Website
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  • Yelp - 4.5 stars - 201 ratings
  • TripAdvisor - 4.5 stars - 35 ratings
  • Google Maps - 4.9 stars - 992 ratings

Hours

DayHours
MondayClosed
Tuesday9 AM–6 PM
Wednesday9 AM–6 PM
Thursday9 AM–6 PM
Friday9 AM–6 PM
Saturday9 AM–5 PM
Sunday9 AM–3 PM

Map


LeGrand's Experience Summary

I posted my initial rankings of the best sandwiches in St. Louis, asking for feedback on what I missed.

LeGrand's was what I missed.

I mean, do I even sandwich bro?

LeGrand's front

Well, I very much wanted to sandwich, so I drove to LeGrand's the very next day to get the Legend's Club. It's layers and layers of LeGreatness packed onto bread. I'll just leave the description from the menu here:

Salsalito Turkey, Pastrami, Pepperoni, Bacon, Hot Pepper Cheese, Havarti, Garlic Cream Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

8.6/10 sandwich. Phenomenally enjoyable from start to finish. At $10.49, it's a steal of a sandwich. Only outclassed by the best of the best in St. Louis, this will be a top-four sandwich for the foreseeable future.

LeGrand's menu

My nitpicks are on the margins. A lot is going on inside this beastwich, and I don't know if the meat could stand alone. I'm pretty sure we should all agree to just drop turkey from these types of things as it's best served one day a year and not in a prime sandwich shop with way better-tasting everything else.

LeGrand's had super friendly service and didn't have any place in the process to leave a tip, which makes it the cheapest sandwich after tax and tip I've had thus far.

LeGrand's entrance

Parking is easy in the dedicated lot attached to the store. I got here super early as part of a spray tan morning - very long story - so there wasn't any line. They had two people behind the counter taking sandwich orders and a separate pay station, so it will be about as efficient as you'd expect out of the non-subway division.

The Food At LeGrand's Market & Catering

The only option on the menu that makes any sense for a first-time visit to LeGrand's is the Legend Club. They call it the "#1 Seller!" directly on the menu, it's the highest-rated sandwich on Yelp, and it sounds amazing.

LeGrand's legends club

This beautiful beast of a beastwich has every conceivable meat - pastrami, bacon, pepperoni, turkey - three different kinds of cheese, and a pepper sauce. It weighed 11.4 oz with 7.6 oz of meat. That's a little on the small size, but the quality more than makes up for quantity.

If you want to create a vegan repellent, you hold up the Legend Club in front of you, and any vegan in a three-yard radius starts melting away.

Layers and layers of deliciousness.

LeGrand's layers

It was hard to pick apart the meat - literally, as the bacon was crumbled into the cheese. I think the weakest link was the turkey, and I couldn't really sample the pastrami or pepperoni by itself.

The cheese honestly just tasted like cheese to me. I don't have any recollection whatsoever about it other than enjoying it. I'm definitely not a "cheese guy," so you'll notice that cheese is not a big part of my sandwich reviews. Take that into consideration when comparing my reviews to your tastes.

LeGrand's legends club inside

The bread holds the sandwich together and adds a nice crunch to the bite. The middle doesn't get soggy and contains the layers of food within. It's not going to win any awards like Union Loafers bread, but it has a job to do that it does.

LeGrand's selfie

The red pepper sauce is the initial flavor you'll feel before getting to the sandwich's meat. It has a slight spice, maybe a .75 out of 5, so you won't need any water, but it lets you know it exists. Interestingly, turning the sandwich upside down improved the taste for me as I hit the sauce later in the bite that way.

The whole package was a flavor delivery for your face you won't soon forget.

I gave LeGrands an 8.2/10 in the moment, but I have since revised it up to an 8.6 after experiencing many considerably worse sandwiches in St. Louis. However, a huge gap exists between the 8s in the best-of list and the 7s. LeGrand's Legend club is logarithmically better than the Italian beef I had at Adrianna's the next day.

LeGrand's bite

My nitpicks would be on bread and standalone meat. Doing these reviews has brought out Carl's as my sleeper OP pick. Carl's pastrami sandwich lets the meat do all the work and keeps me coming back to it for comparison purposes.

I have the sandwich clocking in at roughly 880 calories. It all comes together price-wise for $10.49 before tax and $11.16 after tax, making it the cheapest sandwich, all in after tax and tip, in St. Louis. It even beats Subway's $11.92. Why is Subway still in business?!?

I will definitely come back to LeGrand's anytime I'm in the area as it's a good 20-25 minute drive. That being said, I have a buddy who lives down there, so he'll be visiting my house much more frequently going forward.

If you catch my drift.

LeGrand's meats

LeGrand's Atmosphere And Miscellaneous

I got there at 10:30 a.m. in the morning, right after they opened. I had a spray tan appointment next door at the end of my weight loss journey - a long, fun story where I lost 17 pounds doing a food blog - so I was basically the first person there.

LeGrand's checkout

All in all, a super friendly, mom-and-pop, small-business vibe.

They have an attached grocery store and butcher. The butcher had a nice selection of fresh meat with prime beef.

LeGrand's butcher

There were a dozen tables for eating between the sandwich shop and the grocer.

The sandwich maker guy was super friendly, and the woman behind the counter was super friendly. They had two sandwich makers, meaning the line would move with medium efficiency. There's a lot that goes on each sandwich, so maybe two minutes per person would be a good guess for how long it would take to get a sandwich.

LeGrand's tables

Parking At LeGrand's

There's an attached dedicated lot on the south side of the building. It had probably 20 spots, so parking shouldn't be a problem.

LeGrand's parking

If it is a problem, there's street parking all along the neighborhood next door.

LeGrand's Receipt

LeGrand's receipt

Sandwich Size Comparisons

PlaceSandwich ScorePriceTypeOverall WeightMeat WeightLength
Blues City Deli 9.7 $10.50 Roast Beef 13.7 5.2 8.0
Carl's Deli 9.3 $11.95 Pastrami 14.3 9.6 6.0
Legrand's Market & Catering 8.8 $10.49 Special 11.4 7.6 8.0
Parker's Table 8.7 $13.00 Special 9.0 4.8 5.0
Nomad 8.3 $14.00 Pastrami 13.6 7.6 6.0
Gioia's Deli 7.8 $12.00 Italian 24.0 8.0 10.0
Eovaldi's Deli 7.2 $11.95 Italian 27.8 13.8 9.0
Mom's Deli 7.1 $9.50 Special 16.9 9.8 9.0
Lion's Choice 7.0 $7.89 Roast Beef 7.7 5.4 4.0
Adriana's on the Hill 6.9 $13.50 Roast Beef 17.0 6.8 12.0
Snarf's Sandwiches 6.4 $13.50 Italian 24.4 5.6 12.0
Pickles Deli 4.1 $10.99 Special 8.3 3.6 6.0
Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium 2.1 $12.95 Roast Beef 15.0 6.8 6.0
Protzel's Deli 1.9 $13.00 Pastrami 12.8 6.8 6.0

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