Sandwiches are popular all over the world. Lucky for us, we can find many of the best globally inspired sammies right in our own backyard.
1245 Cambridge St., Cambridge, Mass.
Brothers Kosta and Johnny Diamantopoulos put passion in everything they serve, from a simple Reuben to a veggie Cubano with eggplant, zucchini, portobello mushrooms and Swiss cheese.
248 Elm St., Somerville, Mass.
Here you can customize your sandwich with more than 20 toppings, from tahini and hummus to crunchy onions and pickled turnips, for a tasty sandwich that pairs perfectly with the Dutch-style fries.
935 East St., Walpole, Mass.
Farmer in the Dell’s banh mi sandwich will give your afternoon some Asian fl avor. The Vietnamese classic features a crispy baguette fi lled with tender marinated chicken and crunchy pickled vegetables.
225 Franklin St., Boston
Shao bing – a traditional Chinese fl atbread – is the star at Foumami. Phantom recommends the spicy grilled pork loin with pickled carrots and red chili sauce.
920 Broadway, Revere, Mass.
For more than 50 years, New Deal Fruit has sold some of the best subs in the area. The Italian top shelf sandwich is stuffed with Italian meats like Genoa salami, pepperoni and soppressata.
801 Islington St., Portsmouth, N.H.
Street’s stacked Mexican cemita features a slab of fried cheese, and the slow-roasted porchetta sandwich comes with melted provolone. You can even get lamb shawarma with tzatziki, onion and tomato.
91 Main St., Marlborough, Mass.
Nothing will give you a truer taste of the Mediterranean than the Vin Bin’s hipster sandwich with housemade falafel, hummus, tahini and veggies all served on pita bread made fresh every morning.
244 Newbury St., Boston
Wichit’s international combinations include a Hawaiian sandwich boasting fi red-grilled pineapple, ham and mozzarella, and a crispy chicken katsu that’s tempura-fried and served with crispy sweet potato, carrots and lettuce.
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By Phantom Gourmet