Today is the first annual National Panini Day, and we’re getting our grub on with the famous Italian sandwich at some of our favorite spots in Austin.  Panini’s are said to have originated in Lombardy, Italy, in response to the demand among Milanese office workers for a quick lunch without sacrifice in flavor and quality.  The sandwich supposedly made its first appearance in the U.S. as a ‘pan warmed Italian sandwich’ in 1956 an Italian street fair on the east coast.

Whether you love to grill your own or  grub on one from your favorite local sandwich spot, the panini is a favorite among sandwich eaters in Austin.  We’ve listed our favorite spots to grab your very own panini on this first ever holiday!

Kerbey Lane

3704 Kerbey Lane, Austin TX 


Dolce Vita Gelato

4222 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751


G’s Dynamite Deli

2312 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704


Mandola’s Italian Market

The Triangle, 4700 W Guadalupe St, Austin TX


Enoteca Vespaio

1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704



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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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