If assembled properly, artisan sandwiches are like the luxurious divan of comfort food.  On the surface, it’s a simple stack of bread, meats and cheeses smashed together in perfect and sometimes messy harmony. But Austin food enthusiasts are not so simplistic when it comes to embracing their wicked hunger in their selectivity of sandwich options.

If you can’t tell we’re a little obsessed with sandwiches, and there’s no better way to share our obsession than to share our top picks of the sandos in Austin right now!

 

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Walton’s Fancy & Staple – Cicero

Classic Deli Delights: When you’re craving a classic, Walton’s is the deli to dine at. Don’t miss the new Cicero sammy with mushroom pate, prosciutto de parma, hot capicollo, sweet peppers & onions, provolone, arugula & olive vinaigrette. This charming spot boasts house baked breads and all natural, fresh roasted meats, building favorites like the Roast Beef Bleu with roast beef, bleu cheese crumbles, arugula, red onion, and horseradish-bleu cheese aioli. Photo credit: Ashlyn Allison

 

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Mongers Market – Ahi BLT

For the seafaring folk: Chef Shane Stark of Mongers Market charmed us in the beginning with the Blue Crab Cake Sammie with fried green tomatoes, tartar sauce, apple-jalapeno slaw; now he’s straight up stolen our hearts with the Ahi BLT with smoked bacon, chile aioli, heirloom tomatoes, butter lettuce. The new Gulf Grouper Sandwich, grilled or fried with tartar, lettuce, and tomato, is sure to be a favorite for seafood lovers, too! Photo credit: Ashlyn Allison

 

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Delicious – Pastrami Sandwich

Funky, Fun, Delicious: The South Lamar gem at Lamar Union lives up to its name, offering delicious and unique “sandos” like their sous-vide Herb Turkey with brie, avocado, arugula, and aioli. They pride themselves on out-of-this-world, house-cured Pastrami on rye bread (they fly their bread in from New Jersey for the most authentic taste!), Veg heads should try the PLT, portobello “bacon”, greens, tomato and misonaise. Photo credit: Ashlyn Allison

 

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Freedmen’s – Smoke Stack

For the Meat MongerFreedmen’s doesn’t mess around with meat. Hungry Austinites and travelers from afar should rest their weary bones at this bbq joint with a historic, Wild West vibe, and chow down on a Smoke Stack: sliced brisket, pulled pork, pickled jalapeños. Then carry on, our wayward ones.  Photo credit: Ashlyn Allison

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Garage – Taiyaki Sandwich

Underground Grub: Tucked away in a parking garage off 5th and Colorado, hide away in Garage’s stylish speakeasy and chow down on chef crafted bites by Philip Speer, like the playful Garage Taiyaki: curry chicken salad, crunch pecan, cilantro, fuji apple and miso aioli.  Photo credit Julie Cope

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Hayden Walker
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Hayden Walker is the Editor in Chief and Director of Operations for Austin Food Magazine

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