1. Steak Pizzaiola sub at Al's State Street Cafe natureworldnews.com / Via alscafes.com Al’s State Street Cafe is a lunch staple in Boston's Financial District. Al's is known for it's great value, long lines, and brusque employees. Favorite cold subs include the chicken salad and Italian sub, but the real hero on the menu is the steak pizzaiola hot sub: seasoned steak topped with melted cheese, homemade marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese on fresh bread. YAS! 2. The Chicken Milanesa at The Painted Burro arkive.org / Via thepaintedburro.com The Painted Burro in Davis Square is known for their mean Mexican cuisine. Everything on the menu is killer but the tortas, pressed Mexican-style sandwiches served with pork charro beans & pickled vegetable salad, are the best. The unequivocal torta MVP? The Chicken Milenesa: crisp chicken breast, tres quesos, avocado, pork charo beans, tomato, and roasted garlic mayo. Yes, please, forever, thanks, bye. 3. The Caprese Sub at Monica's Mercato and Salumeria edgeofexistence.org / Via monicasboston.com Monica's Mercato in Boston's North End is a go-to spot for gourmet Italian groceries like homemade pasta, cured meats, and sandwiches made-to-order. My favorite is the Caprese, made on fresh Italian bread with mozzarella, tomato, basil, oil, and balsamic. If you're someone who thinks that a sandwich isn't a sandwich unless it has meat on in: try Monica's Caprese sub and then report back. 4. The Lobster Roll at James Hook & Company edgeofexistence.org / Via jameshooklobster.com It would be sacrilege to write a list of top Boston sandwiches without including at least one lobster roll. And if there can only be one, it's got to be the lobster roll at James Hook & Company. The restaurant/store operates out of a glorified trailer in Boston's Seaport District, a homely contrast to the unreal seafood this place produces. If you need something to go with the lobster roll, go for the clam chowder, lobster bisque, or some fresh oysters. In advance: you're welcome. 5. "The Revolution" at The Paris Creperie edgeofexistence.org / Via pariscreperie.com Okay, okay, so a crepe is not technically a sandwich. But, TBH, I don't give a crepe. The Revolution at the Paris Creperie in Brookline is a tarragon-infused crepe with ham, brie cheese, and spinach. It is simple, delicious, and less than $10. Plus, if you're anything like me, you'll enjoyed The Paris Creperie's pun-riddled menu with descriptions like "it's cash Monet". 6. The Mighty Rib Melt at Roxy's Grilled Cheese edgeofexistence.org / Via roxysgrilledcheese.com I first frequented Roxy's when they were solely operating out of a traveling food truck. This was a challenging time in my life. It felt a little like having a boyfriend in a rock band. Thrilling when he was with me, terrifying when he was out on tour, and altogether very cheesy. Now that Roxy's has settled into two brick and mortar locations in Allston and South Boston, our relationship has been a lot more stable. The mighty rib melt is one of Roxy's game-changing grilled cheeses: fontina, braised short rib, and caramelized onion on fresh bread. Rock on, Roxy's. Also, get the poutine or else. 7. The Egg Sandwich at Sofra telegraph.co.uk / Via sofrabakery.com If you think an egg sandwich shouldn't be included on a top sandwich list, you're narrow-minded and I'd like you to close this window on your browser now. The egg sandwich at this Turkish bakery is so good, it's perplexing. Bacon, egg, and Halloumi cheese on brioche with feta butter...I almost wish I hadn't committed so hard to this endangered bird bit so I could show you a picture. 8. The Wilbur at Blunch defenders.org / Via eatblunch.com First of all, "Wilbur at Blunch" sounds like a drunk person trying to type "Weekend at Bernie's" into the Netflix search box. But I'm not drunk, and neither is this sandwich (whatever that means). Smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, aioli, Vermont cheddar cheese, on thick cut sour dough for $7.99. Good enough that I'll forgive the fact that Guy Fieri has visited this place. 9. The Roast Beef 1000 at Cutty's livinggreenmag.com / Via cuttyfoods.com Yeeeeeeah buddy. This gourmet sandwich shop in Brookline is the real deal. So real that I will once again forgive the fact that Guy Fieri has traipsed through this restaurant with his iced tips and sunglasses tan. The Roast Beef 1000 at Cutty's has low-roasted beef, crispy shallots, 1000 island dressing, and extra sharp cheddar on brioche. Up until now, the wait time for a lunch table at Cutty's has been egregious but they're currently expanding so the situation should improve soon. PS Guy Fieri you stink. 10. The Burger at Craigie on Main birdingadventures.us / Via craigieonmain.com Can a burger go on a 'Best Sandwiches' list? Yes, yes it can, but only as the finale because it is a universal truth that no sandwich can usurp a burger. The best and worst thing about the Craigie on Main burger is that it's not even on the menu. It's available, in limited quantities, for in-the-know folks eating in the bar area. Everything about this burger is house-made--from the patty, to the bun, to the mace ketchup and twice-cooked steak fries. At least when the kitchen runs out of the Craigie burger, diners can come back the next day and there will be more...wish I could say the same thing about, you know, endangered birds.