5/02/2012 04:38:00 PM

7 DC Sandwich Spots That Will Fill You Up for Not Much Dough

A Taylor Gourmet 'wich
Ever since the Earl of Sandwich called for some bread to fill with meat, hand-held meals have provided sustenance for folks on the go. They're also staples for budget-minded appetites looking to eat well for not much dough. Here are some 'wichy best bets to check out.

BreadLine: World Bank and White House sandwich lovers head to this eclectic bakery/café for a daily changing roster of bread-filled fare - happily, its piadine (freshly-made grilled flatbread), stuffed with the likes of prosciutto and fontina or Trinacria sausage with hummus, are available every day ($7.85).

Cava Mezze Grill: Like the Mediterranean version of Chipotle, this fast-casual chain with locations in Bethesda and Tysons Corner fill pitas with diner-selected ingredients - prices range $7-$9.

Fast Gourmet: Gas station eats get a big boost at this U Street Corridor sub shop, where the likes of the Uruguayan owners’ native chivito - ham, mozzarella, eggs, olives, escabeche, lettuce, tomatos and mayo, on a soft roll ($13) - or the meatball and chorizo marinara on a garlic baguette ($8.50)  will require hours in the gym to work off the calories.

Fishnet: Build your own grilled fresh fish sandwich (or vegan falafel) at this Turkish inspired seafood specialist in College Park for $11, and be sure to ask for the Turkish tartar sauce.

Rays’ to the Third: Michael Landrum’s lauded steak and cheese behemoth - eight oz. of rib-eye, with two cheeses, grilled onions and just about anything else one requests - can reliably be found at lunchtime at his latest Courthouse venue ($12.99; junior version for $7.99).

Moby Dick: Some 15 quick-stops around the area guarantee to answer that craving for marinated lamb in pita, with all the Middle Eastern trimmings, at a pittance ($7.29).

Taylor Gourmet: Subs, hoagies, whatever you call 'em, these Philly-flavored sandwich shops overstuff them with the likes of Italian salami, capicola, prosciutto and provolone for a nosh that will take you through dinner ($7.10 and $9.50, six and 12 inches, respectively).


  1. Makkah Market serves you the most delicious Falafel sandwich with hummus tomato and pickles. Falafel is a popular recipe from Middle East, consists of chickpeas that are shaped into patties.

    Falafel sandwich

  2. You did not mention Mangialardos or Litteri's. Your list is invalid.

  3. if only taylor sandwiches actually looked like that. that place is all hype and no substance.