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Oct 4, 2006 06:54 PM

best sandwich spot in Boston

I know there are couple similar posts right now, but I was hoping to get a consensus on what is the best sandwich spot around (if not Darwins).

I moved here from California not too long ago, and there were some great sandwich places with really fresh veggies and meat and not always so much "gourmet" stuff going on. Darwin's is very good, but I don't think that it compares, and a lot of sandwiches are just too busy for me.

Anyways, what's the best sandwich place in the area? I don't mind driving a little ways, and I'm willing to pay a little more for the perfect sandwich:)

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    1. 2 places i haven't been (but have heard great things about):

      --All Star Sandwich Bar (Inman Sq, Cambridge)
      --Cityfeed (Boylston Street, JP)

      1 place I have been, that has always been great (albeit pricey):


      I tend to go to different places for different types of sandwiches...i.e. chacacero for a something totally unique; il panino in the north end for a great chicken parm; lamberts in dorchester for a delicious thanksgiving turkey sandwich; etc.

      1. I wouldn't call it the best all-around sandwich place, but certainly the best corned beef sandwiches in the area are at Mike's Deli in Coolidge Corner.

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        1. re: BobB

          i have to agree--i just had my first one today (well, half anyway--the rest will be dinner--it was huge!) and it was fantastic. they really take a lot of care in making the sandwiches, the corned beef is flavorful and not the least bit fatty, and all in all it was everything i hoped it would be.

        2. volle nolle in the north end makes several uncomplicated and delicious sandwiches (including a cubano rendition with ridiculously tender pork).

          1. Berkeley Perk Cafe on Berkeley Street in the South End has excellent sandwiches. Recommend the turkey reuben.

            They have set specials, or you can choose from their list of fixings and make it as simple or complicated as you like.