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Aug 23, 2006 05:08 PM

Favorite sandwiches to go?

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. :)

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  1. 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.


      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. 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. 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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          1. re: Dizzied

            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.

          2. 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. . .