Everyday Eats: Sandwiches
Three of our favorite sammies for $10 or less in San Diego
Shredded Pork Banh Mi
From: K Sandwiches
7604 Linda Vista Road, Clairemont
Located right across the street from that national chain offering $5 foot longs, you’ll find a better deal in K’s Banh Mi sandwiches, like the shredded pork banh mi, which is just $2.85. A crispy 10-inch baguette is given a light spread of tangy Vietnamese mayonnaise before being filled with flavorful barbequed pork, crunchy carrots, and daikon. Large sprigs of cilantro mitigate the heat from the sliced jalapeños. For an additional hit of spice make sure to ask for a few packets of sriracha.
Bonus: Grab a fresh-baked chocolate croissant for dessert. They’re only $1!
From: Siesel’s Meats
4131 Ashton Street, Mission Bay
The hefty club is topped with three types of meat: turkey, ham, and bacon, plus a distinctly Southern California upgrade: a thick smear of mashed avocado. Biting into it reveals contrasting elements that create a dynamic assortment of textures and give dimension to the triple meat ‘which. Despite being piled with more than a third of a pound of all-natural deli meat from Dietz & Watson, the sandwich has so much vegetable roughage that it doesn’t hit your stomach like a meat bomb, yet still has enough staying power to keep you full for hours.
Tip: Hit up the sample tray for free chips and dip while you’re waiting for your sandwich to be made.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
From: Urban Solace
3823 30th Street, North Park
Urban Solace is all about American comfort food, and you can’t get much cozier than dunking a grilled cheese sandwich in some tomato soup. This particular grilled cheese has some gourmet upgrades, including four types of cheese (mozzarella, white cheddar, fontina,
and cambozola), plus fresh basil and juicy Roma tomatoes. This complete meal that comes with creamy tomato soup and fries is available on the lunch, dinner, and brunch menus, so you can enjoy some ooey, gooey goodness any time of day.
Seconds: Try this dish at Matt Gordon’s sister restaurant Solace & the Moonlight Lounge in Encinitas.