Best of Boston

1998 Best Sandwich

Kettle Cafe

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 at the Kettle, there are only five sandwiches, but each of them is guaranteed to get you back for a return visit. Proscuitto with arugula, shaved Reggiano, extra virgin olive oil, lemon, cracked pepper, and a smear of horseradish on herbed foccacia tries to win your tastebuds over from others such as Black Forest ham with aged sharp cheddar, mango chutney, and grainy mustard on harvest bread.

2888 Columbus Ave., Boston, 617-236-0777,