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20 of the Most Uniquely-Austin Places to Get the Best Sandwiches

In 1762, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, created a mainstay of lunches around the globe by putting meat between two pieces of bread. More than 250 years later his creation has evolved far beyond the original simple sandwich. That includes in Austin which is at no loss for imaginative, down-home and delicious delis and restaurants to deliver your sandwich fix. Check out some of the best right here:

 

fricanosFricano’s Deli and Catering 

2405 Nueces St
http://fricanosdeli.com/

Known For: Fresh ingredients, giant sandwiches, unique takes on traditional deli fare, neighborhood feel

Must Try: Italian Grilled Cheese, the Brandi and the Ainsworth (deli equivalent of playing Choose Your Own Adventure)

 

salt-timeSalt and Time

1912 E 7th St
http://www.saltandtime.com/

Known For: Fresh cut meats from sustainable Texas ranches, house made sausages, fine artisan foods

Must Try: Grinder, Lamb Burger, Grilled Ham & Cheese

 

gaurmandsGourmands Neighborhood Pub

2316 Webberville Rd
http://www.lovethysandwich.com/

Known For: Unpretentious food and brew

Must Try: The Last Supper, Cheese Head, and Royal w/Brie

 

avenue-b-groceryAvenue B Grocery

4403 Avenue B
http://www.avenuebgrocery.com/

Known For:
Austin’s oldest continuously-operated grocery store

Must Try: King Combo, Queen ‘B’

 

phoencia-wrapPhoenicia Bakery & Deli

2912 S Lamar Blvd

AND

4701A Burnet Rd
http://www.phoeniciabakery.com/

Known For:  Foods from around the world with an emphasis on Mediterranean specialties
Must Try: Lebanese Falafel Wrap, Shawarma, Muffalata

 

g-dynamiteG’s Dynamite Deli

2312 S 1st St
http://gsdynamitedeli.com/

Known For:  Big, hearty sandwiches with fresh ingredients, delicious homemade soups and having fun

Must Try:  Carly’s Hot Mess on jalapeno cheddar bread

 

peoplesrx2People’s Deli Rx

http://peoplesrx.com/deli/menu/

3801 South Lamar

4018 North Lamar

4201 Westbank Drive

Known For:  Free-range and organic alternatives with the promotion of overall wellness

Must Try:  Gluten-free bread options and all day breakfast tacos

 

flyriteFlyrite Chicken

2129 E 7th St

AND COMING SOON

6539 Burnet Rd

http://www.flyritechicken.com/

Known For:  Healthy fast food chicken, raised without antibiotics and deliciously made

Must Try:  Original Fried Chicken Sandwich

 

little-deliLittle Deli and Pizzeria

7101-A Woodrow Ave
http://www.littledeliandpizza.com/

Known For:  Great big deli sandwiches, BYOB, homemade soups and authentic, hand-tossed, New Jersey pizza

Must Try:  The Reuben, Harry’s Perfect Pastrami

 

homesliceHome Slice Pizza

1415 S Congress Ave
https://homeslicepizza.com/

Known For:  An independent neighborhood pizza joint serving authentic homemade, hand tossed, NY-style pizza and slinging hearty sandwiches and Italian subs.

Must Try:  Meatball, Eggplant Parmesan and Italian Subs

 

la-barbequeLa Barbecue

1906 E Cesar Chavez St
http://www.labarbecue.com/

Known For:  Deliciously smoked meats in sandwich form

Must Try:  Fatty Brisket Sandwich, Pulled Pork Brisket Sandwich

 

food-headsFoodHeads

616 W 34th St
http://www.foodheads.com/

Known For:  Specialty sandwiches, New World bakery breads, homemade condiments

Must Try:  Apple Pork Tenderloin and Spinach Mozzarella Sandwiches

 

republic-of-sandwichRepublic of Sandwich

2320 Hancock Dr.
http://www.republicofsandwich.com/

Known For:  Natural, environmentally responsible, chef driven, deli and craft sandwich shop specializing in house-cured meats and artisanal sides.

Must Try:  The Unruly Roast, The 215, The Big Bad Wolf

 

austin-daily-pressAustin Daily Press

1900 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
http://www.austindailypress.com/

Known For:  Being open until midnight on the weekend, fun, original and delicious, Austin style comfort food, budget gourmet sandwiches and FREE beer Friday

Must Try:  The Lucy

 

micklethwaitMicklethwait Craft Meats

1309 Rosewood Ave
http://craftmeatsaustin.com/

Known For:  Campy yet upscale atmosphere, independent Central Texas barbecue, all house made, every day

Must Try:  Brisket Sandwich

 

neNeWorlDeli

4101 Guadalupe

AND

3742 Far W Blvd
http://www.neworldeli.com/

Known For:  Old fashioned sandwiches, piled high with meat

Must Try:  The Reuben, the Rachael, the Cuban

 

easy-tigerEasy Tiger

709 E. 6th Street
http://easytigeraustin.com/

Known For:  Bake shop featuring artisan breads, Old World feel, German bar food, house-made meats

Must Try:  Garlic Sausage on a pretzel bun

 

elizabeth-cafeElizabeth Street Café

1501 S. First Street
http://www.elizabethstreetcafe.com/

Known For:  Vietnamese café and French bakery in South Austin

Must Try:  The Bánh Mì, Pork Belly Steamed Buns

 

tx-french-breadTexas French Bread

2900 Rio Grande St.
http://texasfrenchbread.com/

Known For:  Farm-to-table style, European bistro near campus

Must Try:  The lunch special, freshly baked bread, fruity teas

 

food-food

Food! Food!

2727 Exposition Blvd.
http://www.foodfoodaustin.com/

Known For:  Homemade comfort foods to go

Must Try:  The Stan-wich, Veggie Cowboy

 

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