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Houston's Best Sandwiches, According to the Readers

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Summer picnics and beach-time coolers call for portable dishes. So, Eater recently asked: Where are Houston's best sandwiches? The places listed below run the gamut from tortas and Cheese Whiz-topped cheesesteaks to fancy lobster rolls from new, fine dining establishments.

Hit the tipline, comment here Tweet or Facebook us if there are any good places we missed. Below, in no particular order, is the map of your choices:


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tortas El Angel

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1018 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 862-9222
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No Houston sandwich map would be complete without a torta place, and this one is no ordinary torta joint. Options range from "La Hawaiiana" with pineapple and ham to "La Nortena" with egg-topped beef to the grilled fish-stuffed "Veracruz" in addition to a vegetarian sandwich.

2. Kenny & Ziggy's Deli

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2327 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 871-8883
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A reader suggested this place for the classic Reuben. Corned beef, Swiss and sauerkraut is held together by perfectly toasted bread. Share one with a friend and get a cup of matzoh ball soup while you're at it.

3. Pappa Geno's Steak & Cheese

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1801 Ella Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 863-1222
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When a Philly visitor comes in to town seeking a taste of home, there's no better place to visit than this shop for a classic, Cheese Whiz-topped cheesesteak.

4. Cali Sandwiches

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3030 Travis St. Suite A
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-0112
Among one of the older banh mi shops in town, this spot is a classic for high quality bread and always satisfying Vietnamese sandwiches.

5. H-town StrEATs

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Moving Target!
Houston, TX
Richard Senger (‏@sengtex) Tweeted us that @Htownstreats' "spare rib grilled mac n cheese with chalula ketchup has to be one of Houston's best."

6. Revival Market

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550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8463
Since owners Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera pride themselves on offering in-house cured meats and local ingredients, you're safe choosing from the turkey club, roast beef, seasonal veggie, grilled cheese or--if you're ready for it--the delicious, reliable muffaletta.

7. Local Foods

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2424 Dunstan
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 521-7800
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The crispy chicken or egg salad options here are already among Houston's best classic *dishes* period. Stop in to the new location at River Oaks if you're in the mood for a beer with your sandwich. [Multiple locations]

8. Nielsen's Delicatessen

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4500 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX
(713) 963-8005
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This small, mostly to-go spot near the Galleria is about as old-school as it gets. That's what makes the chicken salad sandwich with just the right amount of mayo, the way to go. A reader emailed us to say: "Same classic sandwiches at this Danish family-run deli since the 1950s."

9. Vallone's

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947 Gessner Rd Ste A100
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 395-6100
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Believe it or not, this high-end steakhouse from famed restaurateur Tony Vallone was suggested for its Mini Maine lobster rolls. The two-bite rolls consist of sweet, aioli-topped lobster meat held together by a housemade garlic toast roll.

10. The Pass and Provisions

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807 Taft
Houston, Tx 77015
(713) 628-9020
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Whether you stop in to Provisions, the casual side of Pass & Provisions, for lunch or for a late-night bite, the sandwiches are consistently good and vary often. Stop in and see if they have the lobster roll on offer.

11. Picnic

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1928 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 524-0201
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Picnic, next to sibling establishment Raven Grill, is perfect for an on-the-go sandwich. Grab a cookie while you're there.

12. Eatsie Boys Cafe

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4100 Montrose
Houston, TX 77066
The popular sandwich options here rotate frequently, making it an ideal place to check out when you're in a sandwich rut. From breakfast options to heartier dinner sandwiches, to the classic banh mi served alongside a refreshing ginger-dressing-topped salad: Stop in and see what the special is that day.

13. Paulie's Restaurant

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1834 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 807-7271
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An Eater pick: Paulie's chicken salad sandwich is perfect for the summer. The cold salad in fluffy, light buns is a must-try for a warm-weather afternoon.

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1. Tortas El Angel

1018 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008
No Houston sandwich map would be complete without a torta place, and this one is no ordinary torta joint. Options range from "La Hawaiiana" with pineapple and ham to "La Nortena" with egg-topped beef to the grilled fish-stuffed "Veracruz" in addition to a vegetarian sandwich.
1018 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77008

2. Kenny & Ziggy's Deli

2327 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
A reader suggested this place for the classic Reuben. Corned beef, Swiss and sauerkraut is held together by perfectly toasted bread. Share one with a friend and get a cup of matzoh ball soup while you're at it.
2327 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

3. Pappa Geno's Steak & Cheese

1801 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77008
When a Philly visitor comes in to town seeking a taste of home, there's no better place to visit than this shop for a classic, Cheese Whiz-topped cheesesteak.
1801 Ella Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008

4. Cali Sandwiches

3030 Travis St. Suite A, Houston, TX 77006
Among one of the older banh mi shops in town, this spot is a classic for high quality bread and always satisfying Vietnamese sandwiches.
3030 Travis St. Suite A
Houston, TX 77006

5. H-town StrEATs

Moving Target!, Houston, TX
Richard Senger (‏@sengtex) Tweeted us that @Htownstreats' "spare rib grilled mac n cheese with chalula ketchup has to be one of Houston's best."
Moving Target!
Houston, TX

6. Revival Market

550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007
Since owners Morgan Weber and Ryan Pera pride themselves on offering in-house cured meats and local ingredients, you're safe choosing from the turkey club, roast beef, seasonal veggie, grilled cheese or--if you're ready for it--the delicious, reliable muffaletta.
550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007

7. Local Foods

2424 Dunstan, Houston, TX 77005
The crispy chicken or egg salad options here are already among Houston's best classic *dishes* period. Stop in to the new location at River Oaks if you're in the mood for a beer with your sandwich. [Multiple locations]
2424 Dunstan
Houston, TX 77005

8. Nielsen's Delicatessen

4500 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX
This small, mostly to-go spot near the Galleria is about as old-school as it gets. That's what makes the chicken salad sandwich with just the right amount of mayo, the way to go. A reader emailed us to say: "Same classic sandwiches at this Danish family-run deli since the 1950s."
4500 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX

9. Vallone's

947 Gessner Rd Ste A100, Houston, TX 77024
Believe it or not, this high-end steakhouse from famed restaurateur Tony Vallone was suggested for its Mini Maine lobster rolls. The two-bite rolls consist of sweet, aioli-topped lobster meat held together by a housemade garlic toast roll.
947 Gessner Rd Ste A100
Houston, TX 77024

10. The Pass and Provisions

807 Taft, Houston, Tx 77015
Whether you stop in to Provisions, the casual side of Pass & Provisions, for lunch or for a late-night bite, the sandwiches are consistently good and vary often. Stop in and see if they have the lobster roll on offer.
807 Taft
Houston, Tx 77015

11. Picnic

1928 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Picnic, next to sibling establishment Raven Grill, is perfect for an on-the-go sandwich. Grab a cookie while you're there.
1928 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

12. Eatsie Boys Cafe

4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77066
The popular sandwich options here rotate frequently, making it an ideal place to check out when you're in a sandwich rut. From breakfast options to heartier dinner sandwiches, to the classic banh mi served alongside a refreshing ginger-dressing-topped salad: Stop in and see what the special is that day.
4100 Montrose
Houston, TX 77066

13. Paulie's Restaurant

1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
An Eater pick: Paulie's chicken salad sandwich is perfect for the summer. The cold salad in fluffy, light buns is a must-try for a warm-weather afternoon.
1834 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77098

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