Top Ten Places to Get a Great Sandwich
For everything you want to know about sandwiches in Baltimore and more, please read the comments under my previous post, Sandwich Musings. There are over 100 of them, packed with information and recommendations.
The following is my list. Plenty of places are known for one or two great sandwiches, but these have excellent sandwiches almost no matter what you order.
It's my list, but even more so than usual I'm not pretending it's a definitive list. Please post your favorite places, and include specifics on the best sandwich(es) to order.
The list could use more sandwich shops in the burbs if you have some recommendations.
Here we go: ...
* Attman's Deli on Corned Beef Row. Most folks would agree that this is as close to a New York deli as Baltimore has. I recommend the hot pastrami, coleslaw and russian dressing on rye.
* Atwater's in Belvedere Square. If you believe great sandwiches start with good bread, try Atwater's, even though the sandwich menu is limited.
* Café Mocha (859 N. Howard St.) was voted Best Sandwich Shop in Baltimore by the City Paper for two years running...
* ...until Carma's knocked it off its perch. Carma's Cafe (3120 St. Paul St.) in Charles Village
* Eddie's of Roland Park. Call ahead and order your sandwich at lunchtime. Otherwise the wait is long. The special sandwich of the week is usually a good deal.
* Flying Avocado Cafe in Owings Mills, gourmet sandwiches but vegan-friendly. Mmmm avocado.
* Isabella's in Little Italy. Sure there's pizza, but there are also lots of hot and cold Italian-inspired sandwiches.
* On the Hill Cafe (1431 John St.) in Bolton Hill. Try the McMechen (pictured), a spinach tortilla stuffed with curried chicken salad, red grapes, mango chutney, pecans and lettuce.
* Rosina Gourmet in Canton. This little sandwich shop has traditional Italian sandwiches, but there are also barbecued chicken and a couple of vegetarian options.
(Photo of On the Hill Cafe by Algerina Perna/Sun photographer)