You hear others rave about their city’s official sandwich – New Orleans has muffalettas and po’boys, Philadelphia has the cheese steak and Maine has the lobster roll, but what about Nashville? What is our official sandwich? As far as we can tell, we don’t have an official sandwich, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a great place to grab a meal in a bun.
We have compiled a list of some of the city’s best sandwiches. This list won’t include hot dogs, wraps, subs, or burgers. Instead we are going to feature some of the city’s most unique sandwich choices and they are all under $10.
Love Peace & Pho – Veggie Banh mi
Love, Peace and Po
2112 8th Ave S Nashville
When you think of Vietnamese food, you probably don’t think of sandwiches, but Banh mi is a delicious sandwich that you just have to try. A Banh mi is a lightly toasted French baguette typically filled with a protein (usually pork) and native Vietnamese ingredients such as cucumber, cilantro, pickled carrots and daikon.
Love, Peace and Po includes a vegetarian Banh mi and are all under $7.00.
Bakersfield Milanese Torta
201 3rd Ave S Nashville
Bakersfield is a hip Mexican restaurant that serves Mexican street fare including tacos and tortas. You might not be familiar with this wonderful Mexican sandwich, the torta, but once you try it you will love it! This sandwich is served on a 6 to 8 inch sandwich roll called a telera and filled with meats, cojita cheese, tomatoes, a salsa and avocado. Bakersfield has two on their menu; the Milanesa, which is made with chicken cutlet, black beans, salsa verde and arugula. The other sandwich is the short rib tort that is served with caramelized onions, Chihuahua cheese, black beans, arugula and tomatillo salsa.
The Grilled Cheeserie Food Truck
The Grilled Cheeserie
Our next choice is not a restaurant, but a food truck that serves delicious, ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwiches. We are not talking about the kind Mom used to make with two pieces of white bread and Kraft cheese slices. These are grilled cheese masterpieces. You can “make” your own by selecting the bread, the cheese and the fillings. You can choose the B&B Tennessee with buttermilk cheese, bacon, or the Buffalo with pulled chicken, Buffalo sauce and blue cheese on sour dough bread.
Check their website to find out where they will be located. They have won many awards and have been featured on a number of national food shows!
Back to Cuba – Traditional Cuban Sandwich
Back to Cuba
4683 Trousdale Dr Nashville
Who would have thought that you could find a good Cuban sandwich so far from Miami. Back to Cuba serves up one of the best Cuban sandwiches around. If you aren’t familiar with Cuban sandwiches, they are a combination of ham, roasted pork, cheese, pickles and mustard served on Cuban bread. They were brought to this country by Cuban exiles and expatriates to Miami and found their way to Nashville. Back to Cuba serves a great Cuban sandwich large enough to share.
So no fret Nashvillians, we may not have our signature sandwich, but Nashville has some amazing options!