Sandwiches We Have Loved

The Staff of The Stranger Sings the Praises of the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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While I did LOVE my virgin trip so Salumi on my last trip home to Seattle, I have to say -- you're ALL wrong (even you, Kiley). The best sandwich in Seattle is the pulled pork with a spike from Pecos Pit on First Ave. South, across from the old Sears (I'm dating my departure from Seattle now -- I think it's the Starbucks headquarters now?) Every trip back home requires one of these spicy, smokey, messy treats or my stomach refuses to believe it's been home.
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The Waverider at Honeyhole Sandwich Shop - bliss!!
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Big ups to the Barrigona: steak, chorizo, pork, HOT DOG, queso blanco, lettuce, tomato, avocado on a toasty french roll!
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Am I the only person who dislikes the French Dip at Cafe Flora?
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Tat's is hands down the best sandwich spot in seattle, Tatsrami, chicken bacon ranch, twin burger, I can go on and on every sandwich on the menu is FIRE! And get some fries with chili and whiz, why, because your worth it!
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I used to live about a block up the hill from Paseo before I moved back to NJ 11 years ago. The chicken sandwich at Paseo was always the first meal I had when back in Seattle after coming home from a tour. (roadie) This tradition was upheld even after a flight from Tokyo that had me awake for something like 37 hours straight. The chicken sandwich on that particular day made me happier to be in Seattle than I had ever been before.
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I used to live about a block up the hill from Paseo before I moved back to NJ 11 years ago. The chicken sandwich at Paseo was always the first meal I had when back in Seattle after coming home from a tour. (roadie) This tradition was upheld even after a flight from Tokyo that had me awake for something like 37 hours straight. The chicken sandwich on that particular day made me happier to be in Seattle than I had ever been before.
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The tofu sandwich at Saigon Deli tastes unbelievably good - and its $2
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Hipster bias toward the north end and downtown made you guys overlook Smarty Pants. My favorite is the Troublemaker: sliced chicken breast grilled with onion, monterey-jack cheese, and bacon, served on a french roll and topped with lettuce, tomato, and spicy sauce (aioli).

http://www.smartypantsseattle.com/
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Another crazy delicious faux meat sandwich is the Field Roast BBQ at the Elysian Brewery on Cap Hill. This omnivore prefers it to the "real" BBQ sandwich option.

The Mantooth at OCC also deserves an honorable mention.
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saigon deli's pork sandwiches are the best banh mi i've had. love them. i don't think all banh mi are created equal

honeyhole needs to be on this list, as somebody else mentioned.

also, other coast? no love?

paseo=amazing.
salumi=consistently great
meatloaf at the attic=very good

tat's disappointed me. will go back, but overrated compared to honeyhole, othercoast, salumi, paseo

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uh, BETHANY..
a reuban sandwich is supposed to contain, PASTRAMI, not corned beef..
if you dont know the difference, you have lived inthe northwest for too long.

which is it dearie ???
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I love the whole staff writing these reviews!!! You guys should do stuff like this more often! (If you already do, where is it located?)

My vote for best review: Lindy West, you are a hilarious writer! "Exchange dollars for Bahn mi" :)

VERY close second: Charles Mudede, I don't know if I want the sandwich more, or Maria more? Charles (Chuck Dick?), you have a one-track mind... but in a good way.

Dan's and David's reviews also get honorable mentions!
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I feel like the chicken thigh sandwich at Paseo does a better job of absorbing and utilizing the secret Cuban spices than the pork one does. Either way, just about anything they offer is a perfect sandwich.
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Jonah's review was spot-on about both the Firecracker and Tubs in general. I haven't been there in a long time because it always seemed like I was somehow inconveniencing the staff just by ordering a sandwich. Honorable mentions for Lindy (always hilarious) and Dan (next time get the Cuban Roast though).
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@12- If you're west of the mississippi it's time to get the fuck over yourself and your "an x is only a 'real' x if it has y" bullshit. Guess what, sometimes rubens with corned beef (or even tempeh) are better than rubens with pastrami. Sometimes pizza with a thick crust cut into slices that you can actually hold are better than 'real pizza'. Half the conntry lives here and we just don't care that much and we're not going to call it a 'jewish/irish style sauerkraut and meat on rye' or 'italian tomato sauce round cheese bread with toppings', and I'm pretty fucking sure that sandwich I just ate wasn't imaginary. So which is it- move to a 'real place' with 'real people' eating 'real things' or just deal with it and enjoy your delicious fucking food? which is it dearie?
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haha, #16, ur funny.
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Salumi's great, and I love Paseo, but when I return to Seattle next month--my first return visit in two years, after having lived there for 11--my Seattle sandwich craving will be satisfied by the Crispy Drunken Chicken Sandwich at Baguette Box, along with a side of their delicious french fries.

Unless, their being left off the list here means they've closed . . .

I hope not!
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Um. I love Paseo and Salumi, but when I return to Seattle next month for my first visit in two years (after having lived there for 11), I'm heading straight for Baguette Box and a Crispy Drunken Chicken Sandwich with a side of fries.

Unless, sadly, their omission here means they've closed!?!?
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Every one on the list I've had is great. Especially anything at Paseo.

A notable absence -- the pastrami grinder at the College Inn Pub.

With a good pilsner and a soccer game on it's heaven.
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@16 FTW!
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The best Bahn Mi I've had in Seattle is actually the Tofu one at the Baguette Box. It's not the cheapest. It's got no meat. But the best it still is. Trust me, I've eaten a lot of them all over the ID in most of the available flavors (I am not a vegetarian, I love meat actually).

There is also a Vietnamese place on Rainier across from the old Chubby and Tubby (Rainier and Walden) that has a damn good tofu Bahn Mi, best one other than the Baguette Box. If the meat sandwiches there are as good, they are worth checking out. The rest of the food at that place is also good.

The chicken and lamb souvlaki sandwiches at Vios are also among my favorites in Seattle.

Can't argue with Salumi or Paseo either. Peco's Pit is good too. As Seattle BBQ goes, it's near the top, although there is BBQ in the Houston, Dallas, and Austin airports that is just as good (or significantly better) than PP.

I'll have to try Tat's some time. But I fear by the pictures here, that it's just one click above a Subway or a Quizno's. I'll eat a Sandwich like that, but I'm not going to lobby on its behalf.
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I was just the inaugural eater of the sloppy joe at Homegrown in Fremont, and I have to say as a sandwich lover that it was one of the best sandwiches I've had in a while. Thick gouda flavor (from gouda), awesome greens, awesome texture to the whole sandwich, awesome bread. It was good.
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#12 please don't propagate the lie that is the pastrami reuben. it has and will always be corned beef.
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@18. YES!!! I was going to post a comment about that sandwich. That is one of my favorites! I think I am going to go there today!
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The Midnight Cuban pork gets all the press at Paseo, but the best by a mile is the grilled pork. A lot more flavor. If pork isn't your thing, the prawn sandwich is very, very good.
C
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I was really disappointed by the I Love New York reuben. It looked great, it had a great heft but it just seemed so bland and flavorless apart from the mustard. And the less said about the pickle, the better.
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I agree with #9... Smarty Pants is AMAZING and belongs on the list. Their breakfast sandwich is great too.
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@22 Please name names on the good Airport BBQ in Texas. I fly through those airports to get to my hometown quite a bit, and having BBQ on a layover would take a little of the sting and humiliation out of air travel.