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Favorite sandwiches to go?

twentyoystahs Aug 23, 2006 05:08 PM

I know portions of this may have been covered in assorted threads but I'm always looking for new ideas. Here's the deal: I live in Boston, work in Dorchester, and on those days when I don't bring my lunch, I'm ready go out and bring something in. That being said, some of my standbys include:
Real Taco --Columbia Rd in Dorchester
Lamberts --Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester
I've been to Speeds too, Flour in the South End, have even been known to "slum it" with the occasional sub at D'Angelo's (I like their turkey) and have even traveled into the North End for a good chicken parm...
Does anyone else want to share some of their favorite sandwich spots, in Boston-proper? I think Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline are all just a bit too much of a trek..and ideally it'd be somewhere I could drive and maybe even park for a minute or two, without getting a $40 ticket slapped on my car (why Chacacero isn't such a great option.)

This will probably be too late for today's lunch (it's after 1) but never fear, there are lots more lunches to be had. :)

  1. Notorious EMDB Aug 27, 2006 11:31 PM

    Lambert's in Dorchester. DiBella's on Newport Ave. in Quincy-- esp. the steak bomb and the cheeseburger club. And DiBlasi's on Broadway in Everett-- great tuna salad.

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      tamerlanenj Aug 24, 2006 05:42 PM

      DeLuca's italian.

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        TheScribe Aug 24, 2006 05:14 PM

        Go to City Feed in Jamaica Plain. Great, creative sandwiches with natural ingredients. They're huge, too. My favorite is the Farmer's Lunch.
        Boomer Chronicles

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        1. re: TheScribe
          twentyoystahs Aug 24, 2006 05:42 PM

          Ah yes, City Feed is definitely on my list. I've been in there a bunch of times and the sandwiches sounded great, glad to know they actually taste great too.

        2. limster Aug 24, 2006 03:41 AM

          Volle Nolle on Hanover in the North End.

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            Rubee Aug 24, 2006 04:01 AM

            Second Volle Nolle, tho haven't been in a while and I'm not sure what they still have - but would recommend the smoked salmon with spinach and lemon-caper mayo, and the messy but delicious Cuban. And another favorite in the North End is Artu. My three faves which I rotate are the roast lamb, the roast pork, and the Stuzzicante (provolone, salami, and coppa) -all with that spicy marinated eggplant. I also really like the gyro at Mediteraneo in Downtown Crossing (just a take-out window). And I should add that Rachel's Kitchen is a place I haven't been to yet, but always comes up on Chowhound recs for great sandwiches. I'm very intrigued by their new venture - Kitchen Table.

            1. re: Rubee
              limster Aug 24, 2006 04:27 AM

              Volle Nolle has 2 new sandwiches:

              heirloom tomato, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and balsamic (great!)
              chicken pesto (haven't tried)

              The other sandwiches are still on the menu AFAIK.

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                Rubee Aug 24, 2006 05:34 AM

                Good to know - thanks!

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                Dax Aug 24, 2006 02:36 PM

                Kitchen's Table with Rachel and Alon? What's this about?

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                  Rubee Aug 24, 2006 05:07 PM

                  Oops, sorry - Village Table.


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                    Dax Aug 24, 2006 05:33 PM

                    Cool, thanks. I hope they do well there - that spot seems a bit cursed.

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                  Alcachofa Aug 24, 2006 02:39 PM

                  I am no longer an Artu roast lamb and eggplant virgin. I was deflowered last night. Great sandwich--loved the spicy marinated eggplant. The bread could be a little better, but that will not stop me from ordering it multiple times again.

                  I also have been to Volle Nolle, but only had one sandwich. Can't remember which one, but I do recall it was excellent. I think I'm going to try to swing by there tomorrow morning for breakfast.

                  1. re: Alcachofa
                    yumyum Aug 24, 2006 02:49 PM

                    As for that Artu lamb and eggplant sandwich, you'll *always* remember your first time!

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                      Dax Aug 24, 2006 02:50 PM

                      Can you get that sandwich sans eggplant?

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                Winemark Aug 24, 2006 03:37 AM

                Panificio the Roma sandwich is out of this world. Foccacia bread with a lemon pepper mayo and Roma tomatos with griled chicken. Love it really great

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                  twentyoystahs Aug 24, 2006 02:38 AM

                  Thanks all for the suggestions, i've got some great new ideas.

                  Dax, I've also been meaning to try that hot buttered lobster roll at Rachel's, thanks for the reminder.

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                    NoShoGrl Aug 24, 2006 12:51 AM

                    appleton cafe in the south end had wonderful sandwiches

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                      hope Aug 24, 2006 04:14 AM

                      Appleton has a great meatloaf sandwich on thursdays. I'll also add another vote the the cuban sandwich at Volle Nolle.

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                      Bostonbob3 Aug 23, 2006 09:10 PM

                      My fav Italian sub is from The Fresh Cheese Shop in the North End. They use their great cheeses, salamis, etc. to create customized masterpieces.

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                        9lives Aug 23, 2006 10:09 PM


                        Hope you weren't shopping there the other night..:


                        Sam Lagrass's Pastrami is worth risking a ticket for.

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                          Bostonbob3 Aug 24, 2006 01:17 PM

                          You'd have to be a fool to rob that particular shop. :)

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                        thekidd Aug 23, 2006 09:05 PM

                        the turkey gobler at lamberts may be one of the best sandwiches in boston.

                        also, if you are willing to cross the neponset bridge in north quincy, this little place called saigon cafe has the best bahn mi. each sandwich is $2.50. i usually get two. . .

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                          Dizzied Aug 23, 2006 09:01 PM

                          It's in the other direction from Dorchester, but Java Jo's in East Milton offers large, fresh, moderately creative roll-up sandwiches.

                          There is usually parking available on the street or at the bank across the street (not strictly legal, but for 10 minutes, doable and ticket-free).

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                            hiddenboston Aug 24, 2006 01:38 PM

                            Shhhh, don't tell anyone about Java Jo's. It's the ideal place to go around noon Sunday with Boston Globe in hand, or perhaps a chess set. Great sandwiches there, and excellent teas and pastries.

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                            gourmaniac Aug 23, 2006 07:59 PM

                            The roast lamb with egglant sandwich from Artu (on Charles Street) and the Torta al Pastor from Tacos Lupita (not convenient for you) are two of my favorite sandwiches in the city.

                            1. Dax Aug 23, 2006 05:34 PM


                              The hot pastrami and the deluxe grilled cheese are delicious. I would like to try the hot buttered lobster roll someday but it's only available on Fridays and apparently sells out quickly.

                              1. galleygirl Aug 23, 2006 05:22 PM

                                I know I'm a broken record, but my favorite banh mi in the city are from Ba Le Bakery on Dot Ave, down toward Columbia Rd, and if I worked in Dot, I'd be getting a lot more roti from Singh's on Columbia Rd.

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