Best of Boston

BEST Sandwich

1995 BEST Sandwich, Vegetarian

Garden of Eden


We’d happily betray Adam for the namesake sandwich of this South End gourmet shop: mesclun, thinly sliced apples, red onions, and crumbled blue cheese drizzled with a marvelous Dijon mustard vinaigrette and sandwiched in a baguette. read more»

1994 BEST Sandwich, Neighborhood

Garden of Eden


With seven sumptuous sandwiches named after South End streets, you may have trouble choosing just one. Our favorite: The Union Park a stack of moist chicken breast, melted Swiss cheese, parsley, and mustard vinaigrette served on whole wheat pecan raisin… read more»

1993 BEST Sandwich

Parish Cafe


With sandwiches created by Boston’s best chefs (Jasper White, Lydia Shire, Jody Adams), how can you go wrong? read more»

1993 BEST Sandwich, Submarine

Salumeria Italiana


Every foodie in town knows about Erminio’s subs. In a pack of its own. read more»

1992 BEST Sandwich

Bentonwood Bakery/Cafe

Newton Centre

Great sandwich bread (their own), great sandwich fixings—what more could you want? How about one in your neighborhood? read more»

1992 BEST Sandwich, Falafel

Shawarma King


The gold standard for falafel. And the shawarma’s great, too. read more»

1990 BEST Sandwich, Chicken Salad

Cafe de Paris


It’s amazing how something so simple can be so good. read more»

1989 BEST Sandwich, Pastrami

Stan Salter’s Village Deli

West Roxbury

Salter’s is a little tough to find. Okay, it’s real tough to find. But this deli’s Romanian pastrami is worth all the time it takes. And it’s not that tough to find. read more»

1986 BEST Sandwich

The Classico, at Marcella’s


Provolone, prosciutto, capicolla, and sweet-and-sour red peppers stacked high and bathed in extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Big enough for two. read more»

1983 BEST Sandwich, Steak Sub



Great working-class food in one of Boston’s last great working-class suburb. read more»