Hi-rise Bakery on Concord:
Their sandwiches are sort of not entirely traditional- a wide variety, a few sound unappealing to me. A couple were tasty, a couple fell flat. overall okay....not cheap, like NY sandwich prices. As i said, im very mixed on hi-rise. btw, absolutely abysmal iced coffee. they put tap water in a cup with ice, then throw in a few shots of not so well made espresso.
Cardullo's, Harvard Square
wide variety of sandwiches, not so well put together. not cheap. overall this place is badly overpriced, but they do have a great selection of dutch licorice, at normal prices. When they wanted 89 cents for a Perugina Bacio, i blinked...theyre 50 cents or 3 for a dollar at korean delis in NY...i guess theyve got the captive harvard market...
Buongustaio- way out on Huron Avenue:
a cheap dumpy pizzeria and sandwich shop. he uses pretty bad and tasteless bread, but the insides are decent and for $4.50 i got better tomatoes & mozzarella than cardullo's at $6.95. No mayo here the guy told somebody ordering a sandwich. They work fast too. The pizza however, looks old as the hills.
surprisingly formaggio kitchens sandwiches were not that expensive, although the tuna was pretty damned dry.