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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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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 the array from the underrated Avenue B Grocery and Market, po’ boys from Da Boot, cheesesteaks from R&B’s Steak and Fries, 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 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 themselves.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Da Boot Po-Boys

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15601 Vision Dr
Pflugerville, TX 78660
(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.

2. 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 means that the famed banh mi are still available in Austin. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are third-party deliveries (Uber Eats, Grubhub, etc.); there are indoor dine-in services.

A banh mi sandwich.
The ribeye banh mi from Ng Cafe
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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 buns layered with pulled pork, chopped brisket, smoked chicken breasts, ribs, and all sorts of tangy sauces. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; all three locations feature on-site dine-in services.

Three bun sandwiches with meat.
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. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are Uber Eats deliveries; there are indoor dine-in services.

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. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A sandwich split in half on a black-and-white wax paper-lined tray.
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) over the phone or in-person; both locations feature indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A sandwich with meat and lettuce with a pickle slice.
The pastrami sandwich from Little Deli
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8. Avenue B Grocery & Market

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4403 Avenue B
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 453-3921
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Find simple and classic sandwiches at the historic Hyde Park grocery store, including an amazing pimento cheese sandwich. To-go orders can be placed in person or over the phone.

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 delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A sandwich split in half and stacked with melty cheese, next to a pile of green salad.
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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A bun sandwich with shredded lettuce and onions.
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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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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 orders can be placed online; the restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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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 paninis, with accompanying fillings like the popular Lucy, which is made with lemongrass-braised pork mixed with Sriracha, aioli, mint, and hot pickles. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are third-party deliveries;

Sandwiches halved.
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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The turkey sweet sandwich from Walton’s
The turkey sweet sandwich from Walton’s
Ashlyn Allison

15. Destroyer at Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

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500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 655-3442
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The very short but strong sandwich menu at the East Austin coffee shop courtesy of Destroyer is lovely. The hoagies include two hot and two cold options; the turkey-burrata Torquey is a winner. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

16. Austin Rotisserie

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111 Congress Ave p400
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 358-4009
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The French-ish food truck-turned-food-hall-stand uses its rotisserie chicken plus ham and other meats and vegetables in an array of baguette sandwiches. Pickup orders can be placed online; host site Fareground is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

17. 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 (its slogan is “Love thy sandwich.”). 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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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A sandwich from Gourmands
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18. Salt & Time

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1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1383
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The butcher shop’s lunch menu features several classic meaty sandwiches, like the roast beef or the muffuletta. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

19. 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; there are outdoor dine-in areas.

20. R&B’s Steak and Fries

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2730 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

The Holly truck serves up superb cheesesteaks with Cheese Whiz. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are outdoor dine-in areas.

21. 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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A meatball sub sandwich.
The meatball sub from Home Slice Pizza
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22. 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; there are third-party deliveries; there are on-site dine-in services.

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A sandwich from ThunderCloud Subs
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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; there are Favor deliveries; and there are on-site dine-in services.

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A sandwich from Tucci’s
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24. Huckleberry

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8504 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 900-5818
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The seafood truck from the catering company of the same name parked at the Far Out 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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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1. Da Boot Po-Boys

15601 Vision Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660

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.

15601 Vision Dr
Pflugerville, TX 78660

2. Ng Cafe

13000 North Interstate Highway 35 #200 Bldg 12, Austin, TX 78753
A banh mi sandwich.
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 means that the famed banh mi are still available in Austin. Pickup orders can be placed online, and there are third-party deliveries (Uber Eats, Grubhub, etc.); there are indoor dine-in services.

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

3. Slab BBQ & Beer

9012 Research Blvd C4, Austin, TX 78758
Three bun sandwiches with meat.
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 buns layered with pulled pork, chopped brisket, smoked chicken breasts, ribs, and all sorts of tangy sauces. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online; all three locations feature on-site dine-in services.

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. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are Uber Eats deliveries; there are indoor dine-in services.

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
A sandwich split in half on a black-and-white wax paper-lined tray.
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. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

3742 Far West Blvd #101
Austin, TX 78731

7. Little Deli & Pizzeria

7101-A Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78757
A sandwich with meat and lettuce with a pickle slice.
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) over the phone or in-person; both locations feature indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

7101-A Woodrow Ave
Austin, TX 78757

8. Avenue B Grocery & Market

4403 Avenue B, Austin, TX 78751

Find simple and classic sandwiches at the historic Hyde Park grocery store, including an amazing pimento cheese sandwich. To-go orders can be placed in person or over the phone.

4403 Avenue B
Austin, TX 78751

9. Spread & Co.

1601 W 38th St Unit 1, Austin, TX 78731
A sandwich split in half and stacked with melty cheese, next to a pile of green salad.
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 delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

1601 W 38th St Unit 1
Austin, TX 78731

10. Uncle Nicky's Italian Specialties

4222 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751
A bun sandwich with shredded lettuce and onions.
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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

4222 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

11. Otherside Deli

1104 W 34th St Ste D, Austin, TX 78705
A hand holding up a 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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

1104 W 34th St Ste D
Austin, TX 78705

12. FoodHeads

616 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705
A sandwich split in half.
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 orders can be placed online; the restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

616 W 34th St
Austin, TX 78705

13. Austin Daily Press

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

Austin Daily Press offers a variety of sandwich styles and breads, from tortas to paninis, with accompanying fillings like the popular Lucy, which is made with lemongrass-braised pork mixed with Sriracha, aioli, mint, and hot pickles. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are third-party deliveries;

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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

609 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

15. Destroyer at Wright Bros. Brew and Brew

500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702

The very short but strong sandwich menu at the East Austin coffee shop courtesy of Destroyer is lovely. The hoagies include two hot and two cold options; the turkey-burrata Torquey is a winner. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702

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16. Austin Rotisserie

111 Congress Ave p400, Austin, TX 78701

The French-ish food truck-turned-food-hall-stand uses its rotisserie chicken plus ham and other meats and vegetables in an array of baguette sandwiches. Pickup orders can be placed online; host site Fareground is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

111 Congress Ave p400
Austin, TX 78701

17. Gourmands Neighborhood Pub

2316 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702
A sandwich in a food boat tray.
A sandwich from Gourmands
Gourmands/Facebook

The neighborhood pub is all about the sandwich (its slogan is “Love thy sandwich.”). 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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

2316 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702

18. Salt & Time

1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

The butcher shop’s lunch menu features several classic meaty sandwiches, like the roast beef or the muffuletta. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

19. 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; there are outdoor dine-in areas.

2404 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

20. R&B’s Steak and Fries

2730 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

The Holly truck serves up superb cheesesteaks with Cheese Whiz. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are outdoor dine-in areas.

2730 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

21. Home Slice Pizza

1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
A meatball sub sandwich.
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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

1415 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

22. ThunderCloud Subs

2021 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741
A hand holding up a sandwich.
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; there are third-party deliveries; there are on-site dine-in services.

2021 E Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78741

23. Tucci's Southside Subs

801 E William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78745
A sandwich in a plastic-lined basket.
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; there are Favor deliveries; and there are on-site dine-in services.

801 E William Cannon Dr
Austin, TX 78745

24. Huckleberry

8504 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78758

The seafood truck from the catering company of the same name parked at the Far Out 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; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

8504 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78758

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