Ten Best Sandwiches in Miami

Crabby melt.
Crabby melt.
Photo by Carina Ost

Something about meat and condiments shoved between two pillowy slices of bread does it every time. Sandwiches are worthy of love sonnets and dying words. They can even unite the world.

"All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich," says our favorite fictional foodie, Liz Lemon. We hold that notion as our core universal unifier, and in the spirit of the late, great Warren Zevon, "Enjoy every sandwich."

Without further ado -- soft French roll, please -- we present the ten best sandwiches in Miami.

This sub is not sub par.
This sub is not sub par.
Photo by Carina Ost

10. Ultimate Sub at Publix

If you ask Miamians what makes a Publix sub so great, you will probably get a response like "I dunno; it just is." We agree even if we can't sum it up in eloquent words. You start by taking a number at the deli and picking your roll; then the ceremonial stuffing happens. If you order the Ultimate ($7.89 for a whole), the roll will get the the quadruple treatment: ham, turkey, roast beef, and Swiss cheese. Then it's christened by condiments and the toppings bar, where everything from black olives to green peppers get placed inside. Always say yes to the oil and vinegar and salt and pepper. Somewhere in that synergy, magic happens, and it isn't limited to the bread, paper wrapping, or plastic bag it inhabits.

A taste of Philly.
A taste of Philly.
Photo by Carina Ost

9. Philly Cheesesteak at a A Little Bit of Philly

For a little taste of Philly in Virginia Gardens, head to A Little Bit of Philly. The cheesesteak ($8) is too legit to quit. The rolls come directly from Amoroso's, the leading roll of Philly since 1904. The thinly sliced steak is placed on the griddle, where it is quickly cooked and cut. It is topped with sliced provolone (no Cheez Whiz) until the two combine in a beautiful marriage that rests on heavenly-soft bread. For even more brotherly love, you can get caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms thrown into the mix.



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