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!



The Cicero

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




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




Tucked away in a parking garage off 5th and Colorado, hideaway 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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Wheatsville Co-op

The food co-op’s deli makes this signature sandwich with cashew tamari and all the veggies and it’s served on a Bakehouse French roll.



Banh Mi SlidersPhonatic

Banh Mi Sliders – The fast casual eatery has put a modern twist on this classic Vietnamese dish, made with marinated pork shoulder, cucumber, pickled carrots and daikon, jalapeño and house made aioli, served on a steamed peking bun.



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Vince Young Steakhouse

Lobster Rolls – This popular appetizer is served on a brioche bun and packed with butter poached lobster, tarragon aioli and butter lettuce.




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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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