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Dec 11, 2009 10:28 AM

Sarnies, sammies, butties: whatever you call them, where is your favourite sandwich in Vancouver?

I'm often frustrated by how hard it seems to be to find a tasty, quality sandwich with good bread and fillings when I'm out and about in Vancouver. I don't want to limit the conversation but let's not include banh mi or hamburgers here as those have their own threads. Otherwise, hot or cold, chain or independent, cheap or pricey, anything goes as long as it is worth the calories. Bonus points (from my perspective, anyway) if your choice is on the west side :-).

I'll start by mentioning Coco et Olive, where they do a mean French version of panini. And you can get a great Intelligentsia coffee to go with it. Not a cheap sandwich but good value for me.

Coco ET Olive Fine Foods
3476W Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V6R2B3, CA

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  1. Finch's - I like how they take the time to pleat their meat.
    Sciue - nice selection of Italian style sandwichs and similar (eg Roman Pizza)

    Sciue Italian Bakery Caffe
    800 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A, CA

    Finch's Tea & Coffee House
    353 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B, CA

    1. La Grotta del Formaggio - haven't been in a while but I recall liking the variety of meats and add-ons

      Las Tortas - I am no judge of authenticity for Mexican tortas, but I enjoy the warm tasty mess of flavours

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      La Grotta Del Formaggio
      1791 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N4A4, CA

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      1. re: twinkienic

        I think you can add a new link if you clikc on "Edit" - then "Manage Your Links."

      2. I like Finch too.. their brie and pear is yummy

        1. I really enjoy Tartine's real bird sandwich. The bread is made fresh that morning in house and the turkey is roasted in house as well. I love the fresh quality of their ingredients.

          1. i used to like going to the butcher shop at SO.Cial, sammies were great and good value but then they jacked up the price a fair bit so haven't been for a while

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            1. re: vandan

              and also iin the build your own category ( as above) I always grab a sammie to go from Bosa's whenever i stop in

              1. re: vandan

                I do that too (at the Victoria Dr location). I walk in, grab a couple of buns at the front by the door, then had it over to the deli women to make a custom sandwich. No veggies, but that is fine by me.

                1. re: fmed

                  i get meat, cheese and the olive tepanade

                2. re: vandan

                  The also have excellent paninis @ the Bosa off of Boundary. Their chicken one is incredible.