Only 6% Of People Prefer This Sandwich Meat

It's breakfast time and you can't help shouting "bacon, egg, and cheese" over the chatter of morning commuters and across the counter to your bodega man. At noon, it's all about that turkey club on rye in the break room. And for dinner, you might even grab a banh mi or cook up grilled ham and cheese with tomato soup for the kids.

The point is, no matter the time of day, sandwiches are there for you in classic fashion. Your sandwich meat preference is a deeply personal choice. It's like picking a favorite color or having a favorite song. Tasting Table conducted a survey, asking 515 sandwich fans about their faves to find out — once and for all — what the most popular meats are. Keep reading to see if your favorite made the top five. First up is a sandwich filler that only 6% of deli-goers favor most.

Bringing up the rear: capicola

The results are in and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the most popular sandwich meat is roast beef with nearly 40% of the vote. As it turns out, this meat isn't just for Christmas and Easter, after all. Up next, 26% opted for salami as their favorite sandwich meat; it's a charcuterie board superstar and an Italian hero (pun intended). Pastrami was close behind with almost 16% of the vote. We're guessing these came from our east coast readers; it doesn't get much more "New Yawk" than a classic pastrami in this epicenter of the deli scene. Corned beef ranked second-to-last, clocking in at 12%. 

It looks like, despite the recent wave of plant-based meat popularity, red meat is having a moment. Or, is it? The least-popular sandwich meat is a red you might not expect. With only 6% of the vote -– you know it, you love it (or, judging from the poll results, maybe you don't) –- capicola. You might think of capicola as prosciutto's less-cool little brother or more of a pizza topping than a sandwich filling. If so, it looks like you aren't alone. Whether you've knocked it, or already tried it in your sub (and gave it a sub-par ranking), don't expect to hear "capicola" in line at the deli.