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Eat This Now: Sandwiches

Sink your teeth into these outstanding sammies

Four delicious sandwiches to try from Prepkitchen, Hodad’s, Moto Deli, and Big Front Door.


Meatball Sandwich from Prepkitchen Little Italy

{1660 India Street, Little Italy; prepkitchenlittleitaly.com}
Most meatball sandwiches are delicious, but the one served for lunch at Prepkitchen Little Italy is in a class of its own. You can taste the love that went into making all of the components just right—and, unlike most meatball subs, it’s reasonably sized and comes with housemade chips and an assortment of fancy olives.


BLT from Hodad’s

{Downtown and Ocean Beach; hodadies.com}
If you appreciate the beautiful simplicity of a well-constructed BLT, you’d be wise to order one at Hodad’s—a place known for their bacon mastery. From top to bottom, it’s beautifully executed, with a pleasant bacon-to-veggie ratio and golden brown, diner-style toasted bread.


Turketta from Moto Deli

{810 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas; motodeli.com}
You can’t go wrong with this signature sandwich made with turkey that’s prepared in a similar fashion to porchetta (hence the name). The multi-day process results in tender, seasoned meat that’s stacked with avocado, arugula, bacon, white cheddar, moto spread, and tangy apricot mostarda between two slices squaw bread. Yum!


Wasabi Beef from Big Front Door

{4135 Park Boulevard, University Heights; bfdsandiego.com}
This sizable roast beef sandwich features an infusion of Japanese flavors thanks to inventive elements like housemade wasabi aïoli and soy-ginger sauce. Fresh and crunchy pea sprouts and red pepper slices provide a tasty texture contrast and help balance the grassy heat of the aïoli.