Best of Boston

BEST Sandwich

2014 BEST Sandwich, Breakfast

Mike and Patty's

Boston

Patience is a virtue at this tiny Bay Village eatery, where the waits are long but the breakfast sammies—from griddled eggs with avocado, bacon, and a spicy special sauce to grilled bananas with cinnamon-honey butter—are out-of-this-world good. read more»

2014 BEST Sandwich
Photograph by Jesse Burke

Strip-T’s

Watertown

After trying the kitchen’s chicken ” pho real” sandwich—with Thai basil, avocado, bean sprouts, and hoisin and sriracha sauces on a French baguette—we sat up at attention. Then came the roast beef, layered with horseradish sauce on pieces of homemade… read more»

2013 BEST Sandwich

Cutty’s

Brookline

After 40 years of Best of Boston, it takes a lot to shock us. But if you told us that we would eat a sandwich that doesn’t even have meat—Cutty’s eggplant spuckie, a ciabatta roll filled with mozzarella, olive-carrot salad,… read more»

2012 BEST Sandwich

Cutty’s

Brookline

This Brookline Village spot refers to itself as “Home of the skillfully crafted sandwich.” Every entry on the menu, from the meat to the condiments to the bread selection—is obsessively chosen. The “Roast Beef 1000,” for instance, contains a perfectly… read more»

2011 BEST Sandwich
Photograph by Michael Piazza

Cutty’s

Brookline

It may be heretical to say this in Brookline, but here goes: Go ye on the Sabbath to Cutty’s and get yourself some pork. The Saturday special pork sandwiches, to be specific. Once a week, the slow-roasted pig comes in… read more»

2008 BEST Sandwich

Hot Off the Press Café

Cambridge

That sandwiches are better toasted is a given—consider, for example, the unfailing success of the grilled cheese. This Central Square café understands the power of the press, turning otherwise competent sandwiches into the Best Southwestern Turkey Around. And the Best… read more»

2008 BEST Sandwich

Hot Off the Press Café

Cambridge

That sandwiches are better toasted is a given—consider, for example, the unfailing success of the grilled cheese. This Central Square café understands the power of the press, turning otherwise competent sandwiches into the Southwestern Turkey Around. And the Ham on… read more»

2007 BEST Sandwich

All Star Sandwich Bar

Cambridge

Putting potato chips in a sandwich, we’d heard of. But until the All Star Sandwich Bar came along and demonstrated what it means to really experiment with the medium, we hadn’t considered the gastronomical potential of, say, adding banana-guava jam… read more»

2002 BEST Sandwich, Takeout

Nashoba Brook Bakery

Boston

A sandwich is only as good as the bread that holds it together, and this mini-chain (the other location is in Concord) takes the prize for bread that’s a perfect canvas for inch-thick masterpieces. Sourdough, seven-grain, rye, rosemary garlic, and… read more»

2002 BEST Sandwich, Gourmet

Flour Bakery + Café

Boston

College dudes and little old ladies alike line up for Joanne Chang’s masterpieces, but one creation stands crust and center above the rest: her sandwiches. Bite into a brie, arugula, and smoked chicken number on crusty focaccia, slathered with roasted… read more»