Downtown Boston has plenty of options for quick weekday lunches, and local hounds have several suggestions for where to find a special sandwich:

Zo: Both ebone and devilham like the original gyro at this Center Plaza establishment, while MC Slim JB thinks the chicken gyro is great as well.

Chacarero: A longtime Chowhound favorite, this sandwich shop serves up great Chilean sandwiches (topped with green beans!).

Casa Razdora: southie_chick says that the sandwiches are great, particularly on focaccia.

Cafe Latino: Alcachofa likes the pork sandwiches here, but warns that if you’re looking for a “traditional Cubano,” you’ll have to walk them through it.

Sam La Grassa’s: At this Boston sandwich institution, marais particularly likes the “succulent pastrami and the transcendent Italian sub.”

Marliave: ebone and MC Slim JB think the Mrs. Marliave sandwich (a French twist on ham and cheese, topped with an over-easy egg) deserves recognition, as do the other sandwiches on the lunch menu.

Karo’s BBQ: Office workers regularly line up for a sandwich from this food cart, and for good reason. “The grilled chicken kabobs and garlic sauce are unbelievably good,” nsenada says.

For more ideas, check out the full Chowhound thread, linked below.

Zo [Government Center]
3 Center Plaza, Boston

Chacarero [Downtown Crossing]
101 Arch Street, Boston

Casa Razdora [Financial District]
115 Water Street, Boston

Cafe Latino [Government Center]
2 Center Plaza, Boston

Sam La Grassa’s [Downtown Crossing]
44 Province Street, Boston

Marliave [Downtown Crossing]
10 Bosworth Street, Boston

Karo’s BBQ [Downtown Crossing]
Summer Street at Hawley Street, Boston

Discuss: Zo’s original = best sandwich-ish offering downtown?

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