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Sandwiches might not be the first food item that comes to mind when thinking of Boston. And upon closer examination, this declaration shouldn’t exactly come as a surprise: Philly is famous for its cheesesteaks, New Orleans has the po’boy, Maine slings the best lobster rolls and the Big Apple’s legendary delis are like no other. Boston doesn’t really have a signature item. Chowder? Eh, maybe. And yet Beantown has managed to assemble a sandwich scene as impressive as it is diverse.

Boston magazine has taken notice and devoted its February issue to discussing the city’s best subs, melts, tortas and endless variations on creations from around the globe: The only similarity any of these innovative 'wiches seem to share is being served between two slices of bread.

“There’s never been a better time to be a pastrami-worshipping, Parmesan-loving, prosciutto-craving diner in this town,” asserts the publication. And through an entire four (photo-friendly) pages, it certainly makes a strong claim. There’s something for just about everyone: carnivores and vegetarians, traditionalists and modernists, policemen and lawyers (there are subsections devoted to different professions and ages). Yeah, we’ll be skipping the chowder on our next trip to Boston.

Read more: Sandwiches! [Boston magazine]

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