Grand New: Sandwich Shop on the West Side


In today’s hustle and bustle world, it’s nice to know we can still get a quick stop lunch option that reflects local values. That’s what Grain Sandwich Shop, located on Butterworth St.  in the West Side of Grand Rapids,  is all about. 

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From its interior to the food it serves, Grain takes mom and pop business to a whole new level, adding a modern flare to old school ethics. Owner Alex Wilkening, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife Sy, renovated the restaurant mostly by hand. The personal touch comes through in the minimalist decor which is homey and inviting. The restaurant is located on the West Side of Grand Rapids, paying homage to a neighborhood where the two spent much of their young lives.

But the true test of Grain Sandwich Shops lies in the taste of the food which is sourced from local vendors only. These include Grilla Gills seasonings, Nantucket Backing Company, Soble Meats and Visser Farms. All this serves to produce incredible sandwiches that incorporate regional flavors and a seasonal flare. Grain Sandwich Shops doesn’t cut corners, they just slice fresh bread.

Find hour and more info on online and Facebook. Or stop into their physical location, 812 Butterworth St. SW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504. Grain also caters. To place orders, call (616) 805-9155 or email