12 Best Sandwich Shops in Austin

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12 best sandwich shops in Austin

Sandwiches in Austin don’t have the same hype that you’d find in the NYC deli markets or the New Orleans po’boy scene. This is probably because because we’re so big on tacos and barbecue. But I’m on a mission to change that, because we have some ridiculously tasty sandwich shops in Austin.

 They’re the perfect meal: easy to hold (bread, meat, and toppings all held in one hand), extremely versatile (you can find some pretty indulgent sandwiches in Austin, or make it simple and healthy lunch), and they’re typically a quick lunch food.  I’ve been dying to share a guide to the best sandwich shops in Austin with you, and here it is! 

12 best sandwich shops in austin

1. Otherside Deli

12 Best Sandwich Shops in Austin

Otherside Deli started as a food truck and grew in popularity to the point where they needed a brick-and-mortar in central Austin. Their house-made pastrami, turkey, and corned beef, quick and friendly service, and delicious hot and cold sandwiches have won over the hearts of Austinites! Seriously – they have incredible reviews across the board. This Austin sandwich shop is small yet mighty. 

What to order: The Roddy (their patty melt): turkey with American cheese, grilled onion and Russian dressing on rye. Make it a “Rowdy Roddy” with spicy pepper relish. Definitely recommended. 

Otherside Deli

1104 W 34th St D, Austin TX 78705

512-407-9702

2. Home Slice Pizza

12 best sandwich shops in Austin
Best sandwiches in Austin: meatball sub at Homeslice Pizza

Pizza is in the name, but the sandwiches are just as good (maybe better) than the pies at this popular Austin restaurant. The bread is made fresh and chewy, and the meatball sub is the best one I’ve found in Austin. 

What to order: the Italian sandwich is you want something cold, and the meatball sub if you want something hot. A 1/2 sandwich typically fills me up. 

Home Slice Pizza

1415 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

512-444-7437

3. Little Deli & Pizzeria

Just like number 2 on this list, Little Deli & Pizzeria is an Austin sandwich shop that’s mostly known for pizza…but also has AMAZING sandwiches! They’ve been a North Austin staple for 2 decades for their hot and cold sandwiches. 

What to order: Harry’s Perfect Pastrami is their best-seller; it’s loaded with with a 1/2 pound of top round pastrami (WOOF), fresh slaw, and thousand island on griddled rye. 

Little Deli & Pizzeria

7101 Woodrow Ave Unit A, Austin TX 78757

512-467-7402

4. Biderman’s Deli

12 Best Sandwich Shops in Austin: Biderman's Deli

This Jewish-inspired deli is one of the very best spots to get classic deli sandwiches in Austin. They have a few locations, so there’s always something nearby. You’ve probably heard me talk about the bagels here, too.  

What to order: the Jewish Italian is a fun twist on a regular Italian: beef salami, corned beef, bologna, swiss, lettuce/tomato/onion, mayo AND yellow mustard AND vinaigrette, all piled high on toasted sourdough.

Biderman’s Deli

3742 Far West Blvd #101, Austin TX 78731

512-340-1404

5. Easy Tiger

Sandwiches in Austin at Easy Tiger
Easy Tiger east biergarten

If you life in Austin, you’re probably like the rest of us and looove Easy Tiger for their delicious homemade bread and sandwiches and their fun beer garden! And if you’re visiting, this local Austin bakery is a must-visit. Stop by for some sandwiches made on their own homemade bread and a few pints of beer. 

What to order: their Smoked Turkey Breast is a classic with turkey, brie, dried cranberries, parm crumbles, toasty walnuts, and a drippy parm vinaigrette on homemade multigrain bread.

Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden

6406 N I35 Frontage Rd #1100, Austin TX 78752

512-494-4151

6. Austin Daily Press

Austin Daily Press

Austin Daily Press is the place to go for really good tortas in Austin. They’re made on locally-baked Telera rolls and stuffed full of delicious ingredients like carnitas, roasted chicken breast, and cauliflower chorizo. Lots of vegetarian options here! 

What to order: I adore their Cuban sandwich! Pork belly carnitas, black forest ham, house pickles, aioli, spicy mustard, swiss, and white cheddar. 

Austin Daily Press

1900 E MLK JR Blvd B, Austin TX 78702

512-222-6800

7. Pieous

Continuing with the theme of Austin pizza places that are also really good sandwich shops, be sure to check out Pieous in Dripping Springs next time you’re craving a sandwich. I almost left this place off the list because it’s not really a sandiwch shop (they only have one sandwich on the list), but with a pastrami sandwich that’s THIS good, I must mention it here.

What to order: the only sandwich is the pastrami, and it’s pretty simple: 1/2 pound of perfect pastrami loaded on homemade sourdough bread + whole grain mustard.

Pieous

166 Hargraves Dr H, Austin TX 78737

 

8. Uncle Nicky’s 

55 Best Lunch Spots in Austin

I adore this casual Italian spot in Hyde Park. It has a European feel to it with the counter to perch and eat, casual cocktails, and quick bites to enjoy. The sandwiches are all served on soft Kaiser rolls and topped with simple and crave-able ingredients like Genoa salami and smoked provolone. 

What to order: Spicy capicola and smoked provolone with arugula, red onion, sliced tomato, and spicy mayo. 

Uncle Nicky’s

4222 Duval St, Austin TX 78751

512-222-8369

9. Haymaker

Best sandwich shops in Austin: Haymaker

If you need some comfort food, go to Haymaker. They label their food as “regionally-inspired comfort sandwiches” with open-faced Texas toast smothered in gruyere, crunchy grilled sandwiches, Italian hoagies, patty melts, and more. It’s a fun sports bar to visit with a great beer selection, too. {photo via afar}

What to order: The Oregoner: oven-roasted turkey breast and applewood-smoked ham, honey mustard, sliced apples and Tillamook cheddar cheese.

Haymaker

2310 Manor Rd, Austin TX 78722

512-243-6702

10. G’s Dynamite Deli

G's Dynamite Deli

It’s a quirky little Austin sandwich shop with lots of character and big taste. G’s is a good bet if you just want to create your own sandwich from the options listed on the menu. Or, if you’re feeling uninspired, they have lots of pre-made paninis, hot sandwiches, and cold deli sandwiches. 

What to order: The Texas Dip, piled high with roast beef, swiss, horseradish lemon mayo, and red onions on toasted Jalapeño Cheddar bread. I love that they offer Shiner Bock jus fro dipping. 

G’s Dynamite Deli

2312 S First St, Austin TX 78704

512-520-9810

11. JewBoy Sub Shop

Jewboy Sub Shop

From the same owner of (yep, you guessed it) Jewboy Burgers, Jewboy Sub Shop serves big, delicious, no-nonsense subs. Their menu is inspired by the Texas/Mexican border as well as the owner’s east coast Jewish upbringing. Phillies, parms, melts, and cold subs: if it tastes good, Jewboy Subs will make it.

In addition to some of the best sandwiches in Austin, Jewboy Sub Shop makes crazy good housemate potato chips and parmesan fries. (I have a hard time choosing one side for my sandwich…) 

Jewboy Sub Shop

6701 Burnet Rd Unit A3, Austin, TX 78757

(512) 294-2279

12. Luke’s Inside Out

Best Sandwiches in Austin: Luke's Inside-Out

The burger at this food truck is one of the best in Austin, but the entire sandwich menu is fun to explore, too. Luke’s Inside Out is a small trailer on South Lamar with a big fan base for those delicious toasty sandwiches. 

What to order: The Pressed Pig with jerk pork, mortadella, Swiss, mustard, and pickles on a yummy toasted hoagie. 

Luke’s Inside Out

1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78704

512-589-8883

Those are the 12 best sandwich shops in Austin Texas! Looking for a simple sub sandwich chain? Thundercloud Subs has been an Austin favorite for decades. They have locations all over the city. And Snarf’s (founded in Boulder CO) has a couple locations in Austin and always has tasty sandwich options. 

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