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 […] read more»
2014 Best Sandwich

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 […] 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 […] 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 […] read more»
2011 Best Sandwich

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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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 […] 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. […] 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 […] read more»
2001 Best Sandwich, Gourmet

Darwin’s Ltd.

Cambridge
Don’t be put off by the big Busch beer sign. Inside, Darwin’s feels like a hip country store with red tin tile walls. Loyal customers […] read more»
2001 Best Sandwich, Deli

Sam LaGrassa’s

Boston
Whether it’s the “Famous Rumanian Pastrami,” simple turkey, or a grilled sandwich, these handmade creations hit the spot every time. Though there are vegetarian options, […] read more»
2000 Best Sandwich, Gourmet

Parish Cafe

Boston
It’s hard to compete with a sandwich joint that’s tapping into the culinary genius of just about every megachef in Boston. Among the delicacies on […] read more»
2000 Best Sandwich, Deli

Zaftigs Delicatessen

Brookline
Oy vey, they’re not supposed to make corned beef or pastrami this good outside of the Lower East Side. Despite the high prices and yuppie […] read more»
1998 Best Sandwich

Kettle Cafe

Boston
The variety may not be the most extensive, but Kettle Cafe wins the taste test by a mile. In addition to muffins, croissants, and biscotti […] read more»