Best Sandwich in Boston

2015 Best Sandwich

Monica’s Mercato & Salumeria

Boston

Generously sized and threaded with feather-light layers of mortadella, Genoa salami, prosciutto di Parma, provolone, and the requisite pickled accessories, Monica’s Italian sub won both our hearts and our stomachs…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 at attention. Then came the…Read More

2013 Best Sandwich

Parish Cafe

Boston

This was a winner in our 2013 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2013 winners…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…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…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 Saturday special pork sandwiches, to…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…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…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…Read More

1999 Best Sandwich

Parish Cafe

Boston

What if great Boston chefs such as Todd English of Olives, Lydia Shire of Biba, Jody Adams of Rialto, and Chris Schlesigner of East Coast Grill designed sandwiches? Well, they…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 at the Kettle, there are…Read More

1997 Best Sandwich

Parish Cafe

Boston

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 sure to make your mouth…Read More

1993 Best Sandwich

Parish Cafe

Boston

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

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?

1986 Best Sandwich

The Classico, at Marcella’s

Cambridge

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

1981 Best Sandwich

Formaggio

Cambridge

Celery rémoulade, ratatouille, brie, and imported meats are all part of the standard fare…Read More

1978 Best Sandwich

Croutes au Fromage at Swiss Alps

Cambridge

Crusty French bread is soaked in dry white wine, covered with slabs of Swiss and Gruyere, and baked; it sizzles to your table with a fried egg aboard…Read More

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