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May 13, 2011 02:27 PM

Sandwiches in the East Bay

I've been combing the boards trying to find a suggestion for a place to get sandwiches. I dearly love Genova's in Oakland, but it's far for us to drive sometimes. Any place in Berkeley or Albany that makes awesome sandwiches (meaning NOT pre-made)?


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  1. There's the new banh mi place on Solano, Albany Cafe.

    Tortas at Casa Latina.

    Casa Latina
    1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Albany Cafe
    1309 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

    1. Zarri's is an old-style deli that might fit the bill. And on Fourth St, Betty's and the Pasta Shop make great sandwiches.

      Zarri's Delicatessen
      1244 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

      1. Cana's Cubano is made to order.
        Cana Cuban Parlor & Cafe

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        1. re: wolfe

          That's farther than Genova Deli.

          Genova Delicatessen & Ravioli
          5095 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            For the sometimes it's not too far to drive and it's probably the closest good Cubano.

        2. You might try Gregoire in Gourmet Ghetto.

          The torta at Tacubaya is pretty good as well.

          1. Don't know where you are in Berkeley, but I'm loving the sandwiches at Southie on College in Oakland (just at the Berkeley border). Different kind than Genova, but great.

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            1. re: JasmineG

              I had the aji sandwich after a blood donation. Great!