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Nov 1, 2009 09:39 AM

Best Sandwiches in Boston

I love Flour Bakery for their fresh sandwiches made with house baked whole wheat foccacia, but I am looking for other places around that are just as good (or maybe even better!).

Flour Bakery + Cafe
12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

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  1. My favorite sandwich for overall sensory satisfaction is the Banh Mi at Pho Viet at the Super 88/Hong Kong Supermarket food court in Allston.

    Pho Viet
    1095 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

    1. Some of my favorite sando's in the metro Boston area:

      - Chacarerro
      - Pastrami at Sam La Grassa
      - Roast lamb at Artu
      - porchetta at my house
      - Kelly's Roast Beef
      - breakfast egg sandwich at Magnificent Muffin (Somerville)

      Magnificent Muffin
      1118 Broadway, Somerville, MA

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      1. re: yumyum

        Dominic's in Waltham: Melanzane (house made Neapolitan Melenzane ‘al funghetto’ with smoked mozzarella and basil on their wonderful fresh ciabatini), $8.50

        1. re: Tir_na_nOg

          Oh yes. And how could I forget my one true-love? Carne Asada torta at Tacos Lupita.

        2. re: yumyum

          Now I'm really thinking about this I'd add:

          - Cubano at Chez Henri
          - Soft shell crab sando at Courthouse (in season)
          - Artichoke and fontina at Dave's Fresh
          - Prego at J+J Food

          Chez Henri
          1 Shepard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

          1. re: yumyum

            Don't forget the lobster salad sandwich at Alive n Kicking (Cambridge). I clearly have a sandwich fetish.

          2. re: yumyum

            Second the Roast Lamb with Marinated Eggplant at Artu. Still superb after all these years.

          3. Some of my standbys:

            - Fern's Problem-Solver @ Hi-Rise
            - Texas Reuben @ All-Star
            - "Cubano" Torta @ Olecito
            - Cuban Reuben @ Highland Kitchen
            - Banh Mi @ Mix and/or Pho Viet
            - Presunto e Queijo Fresco @ Atasca
            - grilled PBJ+banana+nutella on When Pigs Fly apple-cinnamon bread at my house (I just thought of this, and haven't actually tried it yet, but it's almost certain to be the greatest thing ever)

            At the lower end, I admit to weaknesses for:

            - Boston College @ Kiraz
            - Chicken/Hummus @ Cheddar's
            - The Navaho @ The Cheesecake Factory

            1. PMT (proscuitto, mozzarella, & tomato) w/basil and olive oil on house baked torpedo roll from Tutto Italiano. Also their sopressata friuliani w/ imported provolone (the happy breath special ;-)

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              1. re: taooffood

                My friend and I have been in search for the best traditional reuben in the City. What we have found so far is that the edge goes to Sam La Grassa. Mike's in Brookline comes close. The beef at Mikes may be a bit better, but not quite good enough.

                Thoughts, comments, recomendations?

                1. re: bostonrich1234

                  Definitely and wholeheartedly second Sammy's. Their reuben is head and shoulders over any other reuben in town and a few in reuben-esque cities like New York.

                  Sam Lagrassa's
                  44 Province St, Boston, MA 02108

                2. re: taooffood

                  Just for an FYI, Tutto Italiano in the NE closed this summer. He reopened in the old Martignetti's space and it's now called DePasquale's Pasta; but Joe from Tutto is running it. Same great sandwiches.

                  Fresh Cheese reopened on Fleet in the old Tutto space..also make a good sandwich.

                  I'm a fan of many of the above mentioned. Hot Tomatoes makes great sandwiches; favorites of mine are meatball or bolognese. A friend loves the veggie.

                  Pizzeria Rico on Bromfield makes a great Thxgiving sandwich, fresh roasted turkey( no turkey roll, white and dark meat, stuffing, gravy and cranberry. Thurs only.

                  Fresh Cheese
                  81 Endicott St, Boston, MA 02113

                  Pizzeria Rico
                  32 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108

                  Hot Tomatoes
                  261 North St, Boston, MA 02113

                3. I love the sweet potato sandwich at Crema Cafe in Harvard Sq. Perfect combo of textures and tastes. Really amazing sandwich!

                  Crema Cafe
                  27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138