Just about everyone likes sandwiches. They’re quick and easy to make, convenient to eat, relatively inexpensive, and available in a wide range of types limited only by the imagination. For a casual lunch, an afternoon snack, or a quick dinner during a night out, sandwiches are hard to beat.
Sandwiches are an international food, as witnessed by the variety of sandwich types available. On this page you’ll find places that serve Italian sandwiches, Greek sandwiches, Cuban sandwiches, Vietnamese sandwiches, and, of course, all different kinds of American sandwiches. Sandwiches are truly one food that seems to cross all demographic and ethnic boundaries.
A glance at this page shows there are lots of sandwich shops around town. This is because sandwiches are a perfect fit for Austin’s casual, grab-it-and-go lifestyle. Easy to carry on the run, relatively inexpensive, sandwiches appeal especially to Austin’s younger, more cash-strapped demographic (read: college students).
No matter whether you call them subs, hoagies, grinders, or Po Boys, one thing most everyone calls them is delicious. Stuffed with a variety of meats, vegetables, cheeses, and condiments, these elongated sandwiches are a filling, satisfying meal. And you can get one seemingly all over town. Everything from the major national chains to local delis serves them up.
So which Austin shop has the best sandwiches? That’s in the eye of the beholder. But we’ve narrowed the field to a few of the local favorites.
Snarf's was founded in 1996 and now has over 20 locations in Colorado, Chicago, and St. Louis. It features oven-toasted subs made with generous portions of premium, hand-sliced meats and cheeses, a special blend of giardiniera peppers, and fresh bread. It also offers fresh salads, a variety of soups, vegetarian options, and a full catering menu.
Each Snarf's location has a unique decor to match the local surroundings. Austin's new location features a mosaic of the city skyline. Visit the Snarf's Austin website.
Capriotti's to expand into Austin
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, a national chain featuring award-winning grilled, cold, and vegetarian subs, has announced plans to open up to 20 new locations in and around Austin over the next seven years.
Capriotti's was named among the "10 Great Places for a Surprising Sandwich" by USA Today and selected as the "Greatest Sandwich in America" by AOL.
The new locations will be part of Capriotti's expansion in Texas, which includes Houston and San Antonio. The chain currently has four locations in Dallas and one in Sugar Land. Visit
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