Best Sandwiches in Boston
Some of my favorite sando's in the metro Boston area:
- Pastrami at Sam La Grassa
- Roast lamb at Artu
- porchetta at my house
- Kelly's Roast Beef
- breakfast egg sandwich at Magnificent Muffin (Somerville)
1118 Broadway, Somerville, MA
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
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?
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.
81 Endicott St, Boston, MA 02113
32 Bromfield St, Boston, MA 02108
261 North St, Boston, MA 02113
Extra-spicy tofu bahn mi (Mei Sum Bakery)
Cubano (Chez Henri)
Lamb with goat cheese and tomato chutney (Flour)
Fancy Egg Sandwich (Mike and Patty's)
Tuna Wrap (Kookoo Cafe)
Lobster BLT (B&G Oyster)
Sloppy Joe (Hot Tomatoes)
Beef on Weck (All Star Sandwich Bar)
Lentil Kofte and Chicken Kebab (Brookline Family Restaurant)
Arepa with Queso--plus garlicky sauce (Viva mi Arepa)
Looking forward to trying:
everything at Cutty's (opening soon in Brookline Village)
Volle Nolle, on Hanover in the North End, is the most unassuming , tiny place with the best sandwiches. My favorite is the chicken breast with roasted peppers and onions,spinach, basil mayonnaise and mozzarella, all warm and melty on a baguette.
351 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
cubano at chez henri in cambridge
banh mi at pho viet in allston
chacarero at chacarero in downtown crossing
meridian special at meridian market in east boston
roast beef sandwich at beachmont roast beef in revere and billy's roast beef in wakefield
hot pastrami sandwich at arthur's deli in chelsea
reuben sandwich at lendy's deli in saugus
I love the grilled Texas brisket sandwich at LaGrassa (despite the fact that it's not barbecue), and their Italian steak sandwich - pretty sure it's sliced london broil, gorgonzola, bechamel, and caramelized onions.
Chacarero is a given (regular chicken with orangey hot sauce).
I think I had some kind of torta at that place on Bedford Street that was actually pretty good.
Hot Tomatoes sloppy joe is great
261 North St, Boston, MA 02113
101 Arch St, Boston, MA 02110