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The corned beef sandwich at Otherside Deli
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Where to Find Austin’s Greatest Sandwiches

From meatball subs to po’ boys to cheesesteaks to banh mi

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The corned beef sandwich at Otherside Deli
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Austin is a really great sandwich city. Sandwiches combine some of the city’s favorite things: meat, vegetables, cheese, bread, and an assortment of condiments.

With that, here is Eater’s guide to the best sandwich shops found in Austin right now. These sandwich options include food truck takes from Luke's Inside Out, po’ boys from Da Boot, cheesesteaks from Way South Philly, banh mi from Ng Cafe, barbecue sandwiches from Slab BBQ, and much more.

As with all businesses, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant/truck is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Wear a mask, tip well, and if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurants/trucks themselves.

The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ng Cafe

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13000 North Interstate Highway 35 #200 Bldg 12
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 491-8859
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The owners of beloved Vietnamese spot Ng BMT opened this new restaurant in 2018, which meant that the famed banh mi is still available in Austin. The restaurant is open for dine-in service, pickup orders can be placed online or over the phone, and there are third-party deliveries available at companies such as Uber Eats and Grubhub.

The ribeye banh mi from Ng Cafe
The ribeye banh mi from Ng Cafe
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2. Huckleberry

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2340 W Braker Ln
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 900-5818
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The seafood truck from the catering company of the same name parked at Circle Brewing serves up some sturdy sandwich options, from the fried black drum sandwich sourced from the Gulf Coast to the shrimp roll. To-go orders can be placed in person or over the phone. Circle Brewing’s taproom is open for on-site service, with an outdoor area.

The fish sandwich at Huckleberry
The fish sandwich at Huckleberry
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3. Slab BBQ & Beer

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9012 Research Blvd C4
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 351-9977
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It’s Austin, therefore barbecue sandwiches are required for this map. The sandwiches at Slab BBQ fit that bill perfectly, with its buns sandwiching pulled pork, chopped brisket, smoked chicken breasts, ribs, and all sorts of tangy sauces. Takeout, curbside pickup, neighborhood delivery orders from both locations (the other in Oak Hill), and third-party deliveries (Favor, Uber Eats, Grubhub) can be placed online. Both restaurants have reopened for dine-in service, with outdoor areas.

Slab BBQ’s sandwiches
Slab BBQ’s sandwiches
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4. Tropicana Cuban Restaurant

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9616 N Lamar Blvd #141
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 669-5242
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For perfect pressed Cuban sandwiches, head straight to this North Austin restaurant. There’s the classic Cubano, a medianoche, plus tortas. Uber Eats delivery orders can be placed online.

5. Mi Tradición

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8716 Research Blvd #290
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 374-9910
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The Mexican bakery with two locations makes use of its made-on-the-premises breads for stellar tortas, from the Chilanga with milanesa, ham, and chorizo to the Hawaiana with pineapple. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person.

6. Biderman's Deli

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3742 Far West Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 340-1404
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For New York-style sandwiches from a Jewish deli, Biderman’s is the answer with an array of hot and cold sandwiches, like the French dip or ham and brie. The deli has reopened for dine-in service. Pickup orders can be placed online.

The reuben at Biderman’s Deli
The reuben at Biderman’s Deli
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7. Little Deli & Pizzeria

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7101-A Woodrow Ave
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 467-7402
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The pizzeria has a strong sandwich game, where there are hot, cold, and Italian subs available. The toasted kaiser ones are fully packed, like turkey and mozzarella or ham and swiss. Pickup orders for both locations (the other in Windsor Park) can be placed online, over the phone, or in person. Both have reopened for dine-in service, with outdoor areas.

The pastrami sandwich from Little Deli
The pastrami sandwich from Little Deli
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8. Way South Philly

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5222 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 344-9922
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For Austin’s best Philly cheesesteak, look no further than the Philadelphia-inspired deli, which comes with a heaping pile of meat, onions, and, yes, cheese Whiz. Delivery and pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

Cheesesteaks from Way South Philly
Cheesesteaks from Way South Philly
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9. Spread & Co.

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1601 W 38th St Unit 1
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 814-2002
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The cheese-focused restaurant includes a bunch of, yes, cheesy sandwiches, from the Spamwich made with pork terrine and cheddar to the very packed cold cut. Pickup and curbside orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with a patio.

A sandwich from Spread & Co.
A sandwich from Spread & Co.
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10. Uncle Nicky's Italian Specialties

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4222 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 650-8373
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The casual Italian cafe with a second location in Central East Austin offers a short but strong sandwich menu. The sandwiches are made with kaiser rolls or house-made focaccia, with fillings like the Italian tuna and hots or the vegetarian-friendly vegetable and lemon. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurants has reopened for dine-in service, with a patio.

A sandwich from Uncle Nicky’s
A sandwich from Uncle Nicky’s
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11. Otherside Deli

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1104 W 34th St Ste D
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 407-9702
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The Old West Austin deli is known for its stellar pastrami and corned beef sandwiches. Pickup orders can be placed online. The patio has reopened for dine-in services.

Otherside Deli’s pastrami sandwich
Otherside Deli’s pastrami sandwich
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12. FoodHeads

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616 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 420-8400
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The campus restaurant’s specialty sandwich options include meaty ones, like the pulled pork, and vegetarian-friendly ones, such as the squash and mozzarella. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant reopened for dine-in service, with a patio.

A sandwich from FoodHeads
A sandwich from FoodHeads
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13. Austin Daily Press

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1900 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 828-6463
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Austin Daily Press offers a variety of sandwich styles and breads, from tortas to brioche, with accompanying fillings like popular Lucy, which is made with lemongrass-braised pork mixed with Sriracha, aioli, mint, and hot pickles. Pickup orders for all four locations (the other three on East Cesar Chavez and South Lamar, and within ghost kitchen hub Kitchen United Mix) can be placed online. The patios have reopened too.

A sandwich from Austin Daily Press
A sandwich from Austin Daily Press
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14. Walton's Fancy and Staple

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609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 542-3380
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The deli counter at Walton’s serves up a plethora of sandwich options. Don’t skip the turkey sweet, on a croissant no less. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

The turkey sweet sandwich from Walton’s
The turkey sweet sandwich from Walton’s
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15. Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

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2316 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 610-2031
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The neighborhood pub is all about the sandwich, just look at the website’s URL. The giant sandwiches come with a side of chips and pickled vegetables, along with a well-curated beer list. Go for the "fat sandwich" Royal with Brie, coming with a mess of roast beef, the creamy cheese, and spicy creole mustard all on marble rye bread, or the regular Orgy, with pastrami. Pickup orders and deliveries can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in services with a patio.

A sandwich from Gourmands
A sandwich from Gourmands
Gourmands/Facebook

16. Salt & Time

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1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1383
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The butcher shop’s menu features several classic meaty sandwiches, like the roast beef or the ham and cheese, plus a veggie one. Pickup orders for both locations (the other in downtown park Republic Square) can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with a patio.

17. Saigon Le Vendeur

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2404 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 351-6916
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Some of the city’s best banh mi can be found at Saigon le Vendeur. Pickup orders can be placed in person or online.

18. Luke's Inside Out

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1109 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 589-8883
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The trailer outside of Gibson Bar serves up griddled sandwiches on French loaves with global influences, from Sichuan chicken to brisket banh mi. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person.

19. Home Slice Pizza

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1415 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-7437
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Aside from great New York-style pies, the pizzeria also slings hearty sandwiches and Italian subs. There are chicken or eggplant parmesan, meatball subs, and cold ones. Add the hot cherry peppers for extra flavor. Pickup orders for both locations (the other up on North Loop) can be placed online. Both restaurants have reopened their patios for dine-in service.

The meatball sub from Home Slice Pizza
The meatball sub from Home Slice Pizza
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20. G's Dynamite Deli

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2312 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 520-9810
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Down south, G’s is a solid option for sandwiches, with specials like chicken salad or Texas dip, or opt to make your own instead. Go hot, cheesy, and meaty with Carly's Hot Mess, made with turkey, bacon, three cheeses, on jalapeno cheddar bread. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The patio has reopened for dine-in service.

21. ThunderCloud Subs

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2021 E Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 445-4163
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Honestly, the quick-and-easy Austin sandwich chain is very good, particularly the California Club. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are third-party deliveries. Most locations have reopened for dine-in service.

A sandwich from ThunderCloud Subs
A sandwich from ThunderCloud Subs
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22. Da Boot Po-Boys

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4204 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 413-8722
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There’s no such thing as too many po’ boys, and the recently located truck is all about the New Orleans sandwich, with soft-shell crab, shrimp, crawfish, and more. Pickup orders can be placed online. Host bar Radio has reopened for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

23. Tucci's Southside Subs

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801 E William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 440-1850
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The Austin sandwich shop is all about Italian subs served cold or toasted, with options like the spicy Italian hoagie, the grilled eggplant, and the hot man and swiss cheese. Pickup orders for both locations (the other in Oak Hill) can be placed online, and there are Favor deliveries. Both have reopened for dine-in services.

A sandwich from Tucci’s
A sandwich from Tucci’s
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24. Austin Rotisserie

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8504 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 593-1123
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The truck parked at the Far Out patio uses its rotisserie chicken plus ham and other meats and vegetables in an array of baguette sandwiches. Pickup orders can be placed online, there are Grubhub deliveries, and the bar is open for outdoor dine-in service.

A baguette sandwich at Austin Rotisserie
A baguette sandwich at Austin Rotisserie
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1. Ng Cafe

13000 North Interstate Highway 35 #200 Bldg 12, Austin, TX 78753
The ribeye banh mi from Ng Cafe
The ribeye banh mi from Ng Cafe
Ng Cafe/Facebook

The owners of beloved Vietnamese spot Ng BMT opened this new restaurant in 2018, which meant that the famed banh mi is still available in Austin. The restaurant is open for dine-in service, pickup orders can be placed online or over the phone, and there are third-party deliveries available at companies such as Uber Eats and Grubhub.

13000 North Interstate Highway 35 #200 Bldg 12
Austin, TX 78753

2. Huckleberry

2340 W Braker Ln, Austin, TX 78758
The fish sandwich at Huckleberry
The fish sandwich at Huckleberry
Huckleberry/Facebook

The seafood truck from the catering company of the same name parked at Circle Brewing serves up some sturdy sandwich options, from the fried black drum sandwich sourced from the Gulf Coast to the shrimp roll. To-go orders can be placed in person or over the phone. Circle Brewing’s taproom is open for on-site service, with an outdoor area.

2340 W Braker Ln
Austin, TX 78758

3. Slab BBQ & Beer

9012 Research Blvd C4, Austin, TX 78758
Slab BBQ’s sandwiches
Slab BBQ’s sandwiches
Slab BBQ/Facebook

It’s Austin, therefore barbecue sandwiches are required for this map. The sandwiches at Slab BBQ fit that bill perfectly, with its buns sandwiching pulled pork, chopped brisket, smoked chicken breasts, ribs, and all sorts of tangy sauces. Takeout, curbside pickup, neighborhood delivery orders from both locations (the other in Oak Hill), and third-party deliveries (Favor, Uber Eats, Grubhub) can be placed online. Both restaurants have reopened for dine-in service, with outdoor areas.

9012 Research Blvd C4
Austin, TX 78758

4. Tropicana Cuban Restaurant

9616 N Lamar Blvd #141, Austin, TX 78753

For perfect pressed Cuban sandwiches, head straight to this North Austin restaurant. There’s the classic Cubano, a medianoche, plus tortas. Uber Eats delivery orders can be placed online.

9616 N Lamar Blvd #141
Austin, TX 78753

5. Mi Tradición

8716 Research Blvd #290, Austin, TX 78758

The Mexican bakery with two locations makes use of its made-on-the-premises breads for stellar tortas, from the Chilanga with milanesa, ham, and chorizo to the Hawaiana with pineapple. Pickup orders can be placed online or in person.

8716 Research Blvd #290
Austin, TX 78758

6. Biderman's Deli

3742 Far West Blvd #101, Austin, TX 78731
The reuben at Biderman’s Deli
The reuben at Biderman’s Deli
Biderman’s Deli/Facebook

For New York-style sandwiches from a Jewish deli, Biderman’s is the answer with an array of hot and cold sandwiches, like the French dip or ham and brie. The deli has reopened for dine-in service. Pickup orders can be placed online.

3742 Far West Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78731

7. Little Deli & Pizzeria

7101-A Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78757
The pastrami sandwich from Little Deli
The pastrami sandwich from Little Deli
Little Deli/Facebook

The pizzeria has a strong sandwich game, where there are hot, cold, and Italian subs available. The toasted kaiser ones are fully packed, like turkey and mozzarella or ham and swiss. Pickup orders for both locations (the other in Windsor Park) can be placed online, over the phone, or in person. Both have reopened for dine-in service, with outdoor areas.

7101-A Woodrow Ave
Austin, TX 78757

8. Way South Philly

5222 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Cheesesteaks from Way South Philly
Cheesesteaks from Way South Philly
Way South Philly/Facebook

For Austin’s best Philly cheesesteak, look no further than the Philadelphia-inspired deli, which comes with a heaping pile of meat, onions, and, yes, cheese Whiz. Delivery and pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

5222 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

9. Spread & Co.

1601 W 38th St Unit 1, Austin, TX 78731
A sandwich from Spread & Co.
A sandwich from Spread & Co.
Spread & Co./Facebook

The cheese-focused restaurant includes a bunch of, yes, cheesy sandwiches, from the Spamwich made with pork terrine and cheddar to the very packed cold cut. Pickup and curbside orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with a patio.

1601 W 38th St Unit 1
Austin, TX 78731

10. Uncle Nicky's Italian Specialties

4222 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751
A sandwich from Uncle Nicky’s
A sandwich from Uncle Nicky’s
Consumable Content

The casual Italian cafe with a second location in Central East Austin offers a short but strong sandwich menu. The sandwiches are made with kaiser rolls or house-made focaccia, with fillings like the Italian tuna and hots or the vegetarian-friendly vegetable and lemon. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurants has reopened for dine-in service, with a patio.

4222 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

11. Otherside Deli

1104 W 34th St Ste D, Austin, TX 78705
Otherside Deli’s pastrami sandwich
Otherside Deli’s pastrami sandwich
Otherside Deli/Facebook

The Old West Austin deli is known for its stellar pastrami and corned beef sandwiches. Pickup orders can be placed online. The patio has reopened for dine-in services.

1104 W 34th St Ste D
Austin, TX 78705

12. FoodHeads

616 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705
A sandwich from FoodHeads
A sandwich from FoodHeads
FoodHeads/Facebook

The campus restaurant’s specialty sandwich options include meaty ones, like the pulled pork, and vegetarian-friendly ones, such as the squash and mozzarella. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant reopened for dine-in service, with a patio.

616 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705

13. Austin Daily Press

1900 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702
A sandwich from Austin Daily Press
A sandwich from Austin Daily Press
Austin Daily Press/Facebook

Austin Daily Press offers a variety of sandwich styles and breads, from tortas to brioche, with accompanying fillings like popular Lucy, which is made with lemongrass-braised pork mixed with Sriracha, aioli, mint, and hot pickles. Pickup orders for all four locations (the other three on East Cesar Chavez and South Lamar, and within ghost kitchen hub Kitchen United Mix) can be placed online. The patios have reopened too.

1900 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

14. Walton's Fancy and Staple

609 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
The turkey sweet sandwich from Walton’s
The turkey sweet sandwich from Walton’s
Ashlyn Allison

The deli counter at Walton’s serves up a plethora of sandwich options. Don’t skip the turkey sweet, on a croissant no less. Pickup orders can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service.

609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

15. Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

2316 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702
A sandwich from Gourmands
A sandwich from Gourmands
Gourmands/Facebook

The neighborhood pub is all about the sandwich, just look at the website’s URL. The giant sandwiches come with a side of chips and pickled vegetables, along with a well-curated beer list. Go for the "fat sandwich" Royal with Brie, coming with a mess of roast beef, the creamy cheese, and spicy creole mustard all on marble rye bread, or the regular Orgy, with pastrami. Pickup orders and deliveries can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in services with a patio.

2316 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702

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16. Salt & Time

1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

The butcher shop’s menu features several classic meaty sandwiches, like the roast beef or the ham and cheese, plus a veggie one. Pickup orders for both locations (the other in downtown park Republic Square) can be placed online. The restaurant has reopened for dine-in service, with a patio.

1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

17. Saigon Le Vendeur

2404 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Some of the city’s best banh mi can be found at Saigon le Vendeur. Pickup orders can be placed in person or online.

2404 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

18. Luke's Inside Out

1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

The trailer outside of Gibson Bar serves up griddled sandwiches on French loaves with global influences, from Sichuan chicken to brisket banh mi. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person.

1109 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

19. Home Slice Pizza

1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
The meatball sub from Home Slice Pizza
The meatball sub from Home Slice Pizza
Home Slice/Facebook

Aside from great New York-style pies, the pizzeria also slings hearty sandwiches and Italian subs. There are chicken or eggplant parmesan, meatball subs, and cold ones. Add the hot cherry peppers for extra flavor. Pickup orders for both locations (the other up on North Loop) can be placed online. Both restaurants have reopened their patios for dine-in service.

1415 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

20. G's Dynamite Deli

2312 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Down south, G’s is a solid option for sandwiches, with specials like chicken salad or Texas dip, or opt to make your own instead. Go hot, cheesy, and meaty with Carly's Hot Mess, made with turkey, bacon, three cheeses, on jalapeno cheddar bread. Pickup orders can be placed over the phone or in person. The patio has reopened for dine-in service.

2312 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

21. ThunderCloud Subs

2021 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741
A sandwich from ThunderCloud Subs
A sandwich from ThunderCloud Subs
ThunderCloud Subs/Facebook

Honestly, the quick-and-easy Austin sandwich chain is very good, particularly the California Club. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are third-party deliveries. Most locations have reopened for dine-in service.

2021 E Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78741

22. Da Boot Po-Boys

4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704

There’s no such thing as too many po’ boys, and the recently located truck is all about the New Orleans sandwich, with soft-shell crab, shrimp, crawfish, and more. Pickup orders can be placed online. Host bar Radio has reopened for dine-in service with outdoor areas.

4204 Manchaca Rd
Austin, TX 78704

23. Tucci's Southside Subs

801 E William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78745
A sandwich from Tucci’s
A sandwich from Tucci’s
Tucci’s Southside Subs/Facebook

The Austin sandwich shop is all about Italian subs served cold or toasted, with options like the spicy Italian hoagie, the grilled eggplant, and the hot man and swiss cheese. Pickup orders for both locations (the other in Oak Hill) can be placed online, and there are Favor deliveries. Both have reopened for dine-in services.

801 E William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78745

24. Austin Rotisserie

8504 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745
A baguette sandwich at Austin Rotisserie
A baguette sandwich at Austin Rotisserie
Austin Rotisserie/Facebook

The truck parked at the Far Out patio uses its rotisserie chicken plus ham and other meats and vegetables in an array of baguette sandwiches. Pickup orders can be placed online, there are Grubhub deliveries, and the bar is open for outdoor dine-in service.

8504 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78745

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