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World Famous Sandwiches at Sam LaGrassa’s

I have lived in Boston all my life and it wasn’t until the other day that I experienced the sandwich deliciousness of Sam LaGrassa’s.

The Mister and I happened to be in the area and decided to give Sam LaGrassa’s a shot. I’ve only every heard amazing things about the place as well as the fact that it gets jam-packed.

We got there a little before noon and already there was a line. We chose to split the Pastrami Corned Beef Combo which has Rumanian pastrami and “fresh from the pot” corned beef with swiss cheese, russian dressing and cole slaw served on light rye with a pickle for $13.95.

by LILLIAN LEE

It’s a great sandwich, tender and mild. I’d probably opt for the coleslaw on the side next time only because the coleslaw did overpower the flavor of the meats a bit.

I would definitely try to hit them up before the noon lunch crowd because the line can get long and you might not be able to find a seat.


Sam LaGrassa’s
44 Province St.
Boston, MA 02108
(right in Downtown Crossing)

Roast Beast in Allston for Delicious Roast Beef Sandwiches

Just a few blocks from my workplace is Roast Beast and whenever I get the chance, I try to make my way down there for a lunch treat. It’s located right on the corner and down some steps.

by LILLIAN LEE

The roast beef sandwiches are amazing. Whereas other places will serve you dry slices of roast beef sandwiched between some stale bread, Roast Beast serves up tender, juicy slices on a toasted bun with your choice of fixings and sauces.

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My first Roast Beast sandwich – large size on an onion roll with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and pickles with the secret beast sauce.

The first time I went, I ordered the large sized sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheddar cheese and their signature sauce on an onion roll. It was good, but the sauce was on the sweeter side and since I’m more into savory sauces it fell a bit flat for me. But, that’s just me. I still really enjoyed the roast beef itself.

Since then, I’ve discovered my perfect Roast Beast sandwich – a regular size with lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo on a plain deli roll. That’s it. Basic AF but that’s all I need to fully enjoy the sandwich and keep me coming back for more.

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My go-to Roast Beast – regular size with lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo on a plain deli roll.

The shop also serves up turkey and chicken if beef isn’t your thing. I haven’t tried them yet because the roast beef is so good.


Roast Beast
1080 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617.877.8690

Fiore’s Bakery in Jamaica Plain Neighborhood of Boston, MA

Today’s all-day breakfast special, heuvos rancheros plate.

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The Super American made with eggs, cheddar, turkey, bacon, spinach, avocado, and spicy veganaise. They need to bottle that sauce up because it was so delicious.

This local, neighborhood bakery has become our Sunday go-to spot.

They’ve got delicious food for vegans and non-vegans – sandwiches, soups, bagels, smoothies, and pastries. Also, the coffee is on point. (Note, if you’re staying to work, which is what we do, coffee refills are just $1)

Traditional American/Italian Bakery and Bistro Specializing in Vegan and Vegetarian Offerings

I’ve only had a few things from the menu, but they were all tasty:

Jamaica Pond Sandwich

chicken or eggplant with red peppers, cartelized onions, provolone, pesto and tomato spread) with a side of roasted potatoes and salad greens

This is a tasty sandwich but a challenge to eat because it’s stuffed with so much goodness and the bread is pretty hearty. Everything ended up squirting out and so I had to use a fork and knife.

Italian Combo Sandwich

ham, salami, tomato, provolone, lettuce, olive oil

This was very tasty. The bread was perfect and it was pressed which made it even better because it tasted pretty much like a grilled cheese but with italian meats!

Blueberry Pie

Ummm…best. pie. ever! I loved the crust and the fruit was candy-tastic. I like my fruit pies sweet – not tart. And, I like my fruit pies to not be a runny mess. This was everything I hoped for and then some.

Tiramisu…s

The original was light, fluffy and airy. I’m a sucker for tiramisu…

but the almond version had a beautiful crunch from the almond toppings to the almond crust on the bottom.


Everything is amazing and I can’t wait to try all the other sandwiches and baked goods they have. Seating is a little limiting and it may take a minute or more for your sandwich to be ready, but it’s worth it. Plus, free wifi!

(Note: If you order a sandwich and eat in, you’ll get the side of potatoes and salad. If you do a take-out, then you’ll miss out on that)

Fiore’s Bakery
55 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-524-9200
Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm, Sunday 8am-6pm

LAST UPDATED April 8, 2018

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