Miami's Top Sandwich Guide

A list of our favorite sandwiches in honor of Joey Tribbiani & Friends: The Reunion.

May
26
2021
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The one where you pick up some sandwiches and watch Friends: The Reunion.

During the pandemic, seven friendly faces that we all grew up to love and identify with started teasing us on Instagram about a reunion special. Fast forward to May of 2021 and it’s finally happening.

On Thursday, May 27th stop what you’re doing and turn on your Apple TV. You’re watching the Friends’ reunion and we’re taking care of dinner. You’re paying but we’re giving you our top picks for where to get our favorite sandwiches in honor of Joey’s favorite things to eat. We’ve got something for everyone. Think Italian, chunky Philly steaks, vegan subs and more.

ROSIE’S


Rosie’s Pop-Up is a chef-driven concept with Southern flavors by Chef Jamila Ross and Chef Akino West. Here you will find some of the best fried chicken in Miami. Go for the crispy hot Chicky Sandwich served with pickles, lemon, aioli buffalo sauzzz spiced salt & vinegar chips.

Sandwich:Chicky Sandwich
Address: 439 NW 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33128
Neighborhood: Overtown
Outdoor seating: Yes
Order takeout: HERE

TINTA Y CAFE


We finally went to Tinta y Café and get the hype. This Cuban ventanita is where you want to stop for sandwiches, tostadas, cafecito and maybe a few croqueticas.

Order the Callejero with chicken, prosciutto, cantimpalo, manchego cheese, caramelized onions and cilantro mayo.

Sandwich: Callejero
Address: 1315 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Outdoor seating: Yes
Order takeout: HERE

 

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THE HUNGRY BEAR


We went to The Hungry Bear shop in Kendall for a casual sub-shop experience. The giant subs can easily feed two. We recommend the Steak Bomb from their Philly steak section. The steak is thinly sliced and comes with onion, mushroom, pepper and your choice of bar-b-q or steak sauce. We’ll be back for the Buffalo Chicken.

Sandwich: Steak Bomb
Address: 10521 SW 109th Ct, Miami, FL 33176
Neighborhood: Kendall
Outdoor seating: Yes
Order takeout: HERE

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VEGAN CUBAN CUISINE


Mom asked us how many Cubans eat Vegan food!? Apparently enough because Vegan Cuban Cuisine is a hit. Here you will find all your Cuban favorites turned vegan. Close your eyes and take a bite of the Croqueta Preparada. Nope, it’s not jamón but cashew cream with organic soy-based ham. It’s served with Vegan mayo and mustard.

Sandwich: Croqueta Preparada
Address: 9640 SW 72nd St, Miami, FL 33173
Neighborhood: Kendall
Outdoor seating: Yes
Order takeout: HERE

Ruby Dee’s at MIA Market


Ruby Dee’s is a technique-driven, global dining concept by Chef Daniel Roy. You’ll want to stop by for the kusshi oysters, hamachi tartare, romanesco and our favorite Turkey Sandwich.

No shortcuts when it comes to this one. They brine, cook and slice the turkey. It also comes with a herb aioli, basil, parsley, chives, hydroponic arugula from Davie, heirloom tomatoes, Swiss cheese and bacon

Sandwich: Turkey Sandwich
Address: 140 NE 39TH ST, MIAMI, FL, USA
Neighborhood: Design District
Outdoor seating: Yes

 

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Franky’s Deli Warehouse


On a recent adventure to Hialeah, we passed by Franky’s Deli Warehouse. This mom-and-pop shop is a must for those that love subs. They’re also extremely warm folks and make you feel right at home.

Get the pressed Famous Italian with ham, capicola, salami & provolone on wheat bread with all the toppings.

Sandwich: Famous Italian
Address: 2596 W 84th St, Hialeah, FL 33016
Neighborhood: Hialeah
Outdoor seating: Yes
Order takeout: HERE

 SANGUICH DE MIAMI


Everyone in Miami ALWAYS has something to say about their favorite Cubano. Right now ours is from Sanguich de Miami. A family-owned restaurant on Calle Ocho that has been around since 2015. The roasted mojo pork is marinated for 24 hours, the Sweet City ham is brined for 7-days and the mustard is made in-house.

Sandwich: Cubano
Address: 2057 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
Neighborhood: Calle Ocho
Outdoor seating: Limited
Order takeout: HERE

STANZIONE 87


If you know Stanzione 87, it’s usually for their Neapolitan-style pizza. However, during the pandemic, they launched their sub-menu that we’re honestly so grateful for. Their subs are chunky, generously meaty (they do have vegetarian options) full of flavor and come in a sesame hero, ciabatta or wood-fired bread. We loved The Stanzione with prosciutto cotto, sopressata, homemade mozzarella, zesty sauce, Stanzione hot sauce, onion, tomato, lettuce, Stanzione dressing on a sesame hero. Our second favorite is The Morty with mortadella, provolone, pistachio pesto, banana peppers, a zesty house, arugula and ciabatta. We still need to try the Meatball Hero with salsa verde.

Sandwich: The Stanzione
Address: 87 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33133
Neighborhood: Brickell
Outdoor seating: Limited
Order takeout: HERE

 

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FLOUR & WEIRDOUGHS


In the guide to Our Favorite New Restaurants and Dishes of 2020, we spoke about this tasty and minimal-ingredient Caprese Sandwich from this new bakery in Key Biscayne. The secret ingredient here is their sourdough baguette milled in-house. The tangy flavors of their Masa Madre bread complete the flavors of the arugula, tomato, olive oil and Mozzarella di Bufala.

Sandwich: Caprese
Address: 19 Harbor Dr, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Neighborhood: Key Biscayne
Outdoor seating: Yes
Order takeout: HERE

TRAN AN


If you love a Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich then you must try the OG Banh Mi from Tran An in Little River. They also have a vegan banh mi which is also delicious for those that are sticking to veggies. No matter what you get, you’ll love the vibrant and refreshing flavors of Chef Jon Nguyen’s menu.

Sandwich: OG Banh Mis (homemade thick-cut Vietnamese pork roll, and chili-rubbed roast pork in a toasted baguette with country pate, Maggi butter, cucumber, pickled slaw and herbs)
Address: 215 NE 82nd St, Miami, FL 33138
Neighborhood: Little River
Outdoor seating: Yes
Order: HERE

BABE’S MEAT & COUNTER


It’s not the first time we talk about Babe’s Meat and Counter, nor will it be the last. Babe’s is a neighborhood butcher and a sandwich shop by Melanie and Jason Schoendorfer who started their business at a local farmer’s market. Their shop carries chorizo cantimpalo, wagyu bresaola, speck, veal shanks, prime rib Angus beef and more. They also have a menu of sandwiches to-go for breakfast and lunch.

Our favorite is the Reubenize It with sauerkraut, swiss cheese, 1000 island dressing and the Candian-style pastrami. We also want to shout out their Cuban sandwich that should definitely be on your list.

Sandwich: Reubenize It
Address: 9216 SW 156th St, Miami, FL 33157
Neighborhood: Kendall
Order takeout: HERE

 LA SANDWICHERIE


La Sandwicherie takes us back to our early to mid-twenties. Whether we were in Brickell or in Miami Beach, this was the sandwich that soaked up all the tequila we had been drinking. Now they’ve popped up in other neighborhoods like Coral Gables and Wynwood. Just make sure to order extra cornichons and their French Dijon-based vinaigrette. You can also buy a bottle of their signature vinaigrette to take home. Our favorite sandwich is the SOBE Club with turkey, brie and avocado.

Sandwich: SOBE Club
Address: Various locations 
Outdoor seating: Depends on location
Order: HERE

BOTTA ITALIAN STREET FOOD


Botta is Miami’s Italian Ventanita. Who knew that was even a thing?! This Italian panini shop is located on 79th Street in North Miami. Their menu includes leavened square pizza, lasagnas, bruschettas and panini sandwiches in Sullivan Street focaccia bread. Our favorite is the Coppa (cured pork shoulder) with sheep cheese and white truffle but we still need to go back for the Bresaola with goat cheese and arugula.

Sandwich: Coppa
Address: 860 NE 79th St B, Miami, FL 33138
Neighborhood: Little River
Outdoor seating: Yes
Order delivery HERE or call +1 (786) 536 2490 for takeout

BAGEL EMPORIUM & GRILLE


This Coral Gables classic is your usual stop for bagels but have you tried their Rachel on rye? It’s simple but done well. It’s the sort of sandwich that will bring you back to life if you’re really hungry or have a major hangover. You can take it to go, order it for delivery or eat it at their outdoor set up in the parking lot. It’s the simple things in life and this Turkey Rachel with Swiss cheese, coleslaw, Russian dressing on grilled rye does the trick.

Sandwich: Pastrami or Turkey Rachel
Address: 1238 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Neighborhood: Coral Gables
Outdoor seating: Yes
Call +1 (305) 666 9519 for takeout or delivery

BOIA DE


Boia De is usually our go-to for a date night spot when we’re craving Italian. But on Sunday they have a takeout menu available at 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM via Caviar. It’s a small menu but rest assured that everything is good. Our favorite is the La Pollita Fried Chicken Sandwich with pickles, slaw, avocado, and Valentina aioli. The Muffuletta comes second with Salami Calabrese, soppressata and mortadella on a sourdough roll with spicy giardinerie pickle mix.

Sandwich: La Pollita Fried Chicken
Address: 5205 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Neighborhood: Upper Buena Vista
Order takeout: HERE or call +1 (786) 536 2490

 

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MR. & MRS. BUN


If you love Peruvian ingredients and flavors then you’ll need to try Mr. & Mrs. Bun. This husband and wife duo has created a menu highlighting Peruvian sandwiches. They have two locations. One in West Kendall and a second in Downtown Dadeland. Don’t miss the Braised Short Rib with horseradish, mayonnaise and chimichurri served on a homemade bun.

Sandwich: Braised Short Rib
Address: 15572 Sunset Dr, Miami, FL 33193 | 8975 SW 72 Pl, Miami, FL 33156
Neighborhood: Kendall | Dadeland
Outdoor seating: Dadeland only
Order takeout: HERE for Kendall or call +1 (786) 584 8253 for Dadeland

 

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