At its core, a sandwich is a simple thing. You have some kind of bread. You put some (preferably delicious) stuff inside of it. And voila: one of the most versatile and conveniently portable foods known to mankind. The East Bay, in particular, is a treasure trove of sandwich goodness in all of its diverse forms — the usual categories of deli meats piled in between sliced bread and fried chicken on a bun, but also sandwiches that show off the breadth and depth of the region’s international cuisines: destination-worthy tortas, arepas, and banh mi. The East Bay is home to a kick-ass Japanese noodle sandwich. It’s home to vegan Singaporean sandwiches served on house-baked shaobing.
Here, then, are 14 of the East Bay most iconic sandwiches — the perfect foods, really, for this time of casual, takeout-oriented dining.Read More