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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.

Tortas El Angel

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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.

Kenny & Ziggy's Deli

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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.

Pappa Geno's Steak & Cheese

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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.

Cali Sandwiches

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Among one of the older banh mi shops in town, this spot is a classic for high quality bread and always satisfying Vietnamese sandwiches.

H-town StrEATs

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

Revival Market

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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.

Local Foods

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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]

Nielsen's Delicatessen

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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."

Vallone's

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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.

The Pass and Provisions

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

Eatsie Boys Cafe

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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.

Paulie's Restaurant

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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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Tortas El Angel

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.

Kenny & Ziggy's Deli

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.

Pappa Geno's Steak & Cheese

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.

Cali Sandwiches

Among one of the older banh mi shops in town, this spot is a classic for high quality bread and always satisfying Vietnamese sandwiches.

H-town StrEATs

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

Revival Market

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.

Local Foods

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]

Nielsen's Delicatessen

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."

Vallone's

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.

The Pass and Provisions

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.

Picnic

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

Eatsie Boys Cafe

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.

Paulie's Restaurant

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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