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Best Sandwiches in Boston


At DiningIn, we've learned that nothing beats a handful of fresh fillings and condiments flanked between two perfectly crafted slices of bread. They’re portable enough to take pretty much anywhere, and can be customized in any way you want, hence why the average American eats approximately 200 sandwiches each year.

Learn the Secret to the Perfect Sandwich

Call it a sub, a grinder, a hero or hoagie, we’ve rounded up our favorite DiningIn sandwiches revolutionizing lunchtime in the Hub. *All available for delivery via 

Coppa Enoteca

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Must try: Italian Grinder

Prominent Boston chefs and owners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette continue to amaze Boston’s South End community with creative, Italian wood-fire pizzas, pastas, small bar snacks, and a New England gem.

COPPA’s Italian Grinder is generously stuffed with the meaty trio of salami, fresh prosciutto, and mortadella, topped with provolone, pickled cherry peppers, oil & vinegar.

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Must try: Black Forest Ham & Swiss, Tuna Salad, Smoked Turkey BLT Sandwich

Serving a fresh, chef-designed lineup, Tossed has made its mission to energize customers with healthy salads, signature soups, gourmet wraps, and artisanal sandwiches.

Between the tasty simplicity of the Black Forest Ham & Swiss Sandwich, a classic Tuna Salad Sandwich, and a flavorful Smoked Turkey BLT Sandwich, Tossed puts together some of the best sandwiches you’ll come across in Back Bay.


Sam LaGrassa’s

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Must try: Famous Rumanian Pastrami

They don’t call themselves the “World’s No.1 Sandwiches” for nothing. 

Featured Boston Restaurant: Sam LaGrassa's

Notoriously recognized for the lines running out the door, Sam LaGrassa’s brings in anyone from nearby colleges, to the folks from the Financial District searching for a filling sandwich at a decent price.

A Phantom Gourmet favorite, Sam LaGrassa's unforgettable Famous Rumanian Pastrami is layered with gently cured, dry cured beef with Swiss cheese on two slices of light rye bread is guaranteed to keep you coming back day after day.

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Zaftigs Delicatessen

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Must try: Reuben Sandwich

For over 14 years, this Brookline delicatessen still exceeds the expectations of both Brookline residents and those travelling miles for homemade Jewish-style sandwiches in Greater Boston. 

Read Interview with Zaftigs Corporate Chef Lisa Hicks Clark

Fortunately for hungry men and women in the area, Zaftigs’ award-winning menu offers breakfast all day, including the Reuben Sandwich with grilled pumpernickle, corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing served your choice of side.

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Temptations Cafe

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Must try: Nutella & Banana Sandwich

Family-owned, Brookline-based coffeehouse has dedicated itself for over 10 years to making the best locally made ingredients, homemade salads, and high-quality sandwiches.

In their menu, you’ll find typical choices, as well as a new breed of remarkable, sweet temptations to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The Nutella & Banana Sandwich is stuffed with freshly cut bananas, topped with Nutella, and pressed on a brioche bun with powered sugar sprinkle.

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Scola’s Sandwich Shop

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Must try: Charlestown Sandwich, North Ender Sandwich, Crabmeat Seafood Salad Sandwich 

Located in South Boston’s Waterfront, Scola’s Sandwich Shop is one of those places whose fresh baked bread you can smell from a mile away, baking an original recipe batch of bread regularly.

You can go straight for the kill with a Charlestown Sandwich with potatoes, egg, and cold cuts, settle for a staple with North Ender Sandwich with pepper, egg, and Italian cold cuts, or lastly, the freshest of the freshest Crabmeat Seafood Salad Sandwich which can be served on pita, a wrap, or on a Scola roll.

It’s plain, simple, but it serves up unbelievably delicious sandwiches ideal for sandwich aficionados in the area. 


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Must try: Crispy Chicken Katsu Sandwich

Using their original sandwich creations to reflect their philosophy, owners Chris and Rose Young opened up on Newbury Street in 2011, and have skyrocketed in popularity ever since.

According to their Twitter account, WICH!T is “dedicated to making you the most yummy, the most original, the most incredible sandwiches humanly possible!”.

We agree.  Here’s why:

The Crispy Chicken Katsu Sandwich, a creative update of your average crispy chicken sandwich, comes with crispy chicken tempura, crispy sweet potato, carrot laces, leaf lettuce, tonkatsu sauce, soft roll, and a peppadew pepper on the side. 


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