Best of Boston

Best Sandwich

1997 Best Sandwich

Parish Cafe

This bistro doesn't dub its sandwich selection "The Great Ones" for nothing. Some of the city's best chefs have contributed recipes for lavishly layered concoctions [...] read more»
1996 Best Sandwich, Creative

Parish Cafe

Truly our town's most creative sandwiches, designed by area chefs. A sampling: the Chan Chan, a flour tortilla wrapped around duck confit and julienned vegetables [...] read more»
1995 Best Sandwich, Cuban

Manny’s Pastries

Stuff Cuban bread with roast pork, smoked ham, and Swiss cheese, put it in a sandwich press, and voila—Cuban sandwich heaven. read more»
1995 Best Sandwich, Ham and Cheese

Black Goose

Delicious grilled thick slices of honey-baked ham on focaccia, with lettuce, tomato, and Dijon mustard. Comes with a side of potato salad. We'd eat this [...] read more»
1995 Best Sandwich, Meat


Artu's sandwiches are big, bold, and meaty. The roast lamb is overflowing with succulent, thinly slices meat, enough for two meals. The fresh mozzarella, tomato, [...] read more»
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 [...] 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 [...] 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. [...] 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»