Sam LaGrassa’s

44 Province St
Boston, MA 02108

Earlier this semester, I went on a food adventure with Wendi, Krystal, and Zach to the famous Sam LaGrassa’s sandwich shop in Downtown Crossing. To their surprise, this was my first time at the restaurant, and I was personally the most surprised by how quickly the food came out after we ordered at the counter. Lots of people take the sandwiches to-go for lunch, but there’s still some seating for those looking to dine in.

I tried their most well-known sandwich, the Pastrami and Corned Beef Combo, which came with Romanian pastrami, “fresh-from-the-pot” corned beef, swiss cheese, Russian dressing, and coleslaw on light rye. It was heavenly — the combination of melt-in-your-mouth meat with the savory Russian dressing and crisp bites of coleslaw blew me away. The sandwich gets crazy messy about five minutes into the meal, so do be wary of ordering it to-go.

Wendi tried the Grilled Chipotle Pastrami, which came with Romanian pastrami, honey mustard, swiss cheese, and coleslaw on an Italian sesame roll. “The pastrami was nothing near your grocery store pastrami,” Wendi said of her sandwich. “The texture was melt-in-your-mouth tender and succulent. The sweetness of the honey mustard counteracted the delicate saltiness of the filling perfectly. The bread was lightly toasted and had a delightful crunch and chewiness to it.”

Aaand that makes her the second person to describe the meat as melt-in-your-mouth. Definitely give Sam LaGrassa’s a try if you haven’t yet!