D.C. has no shortage of great grab-and-go meals. But there are certain sandwiches, hoagies, and grinders that every Washingtonian should seek out almost as a civic duty. Some can transport diners to far-off destinations like Italy, Mexico, or Vietnam. Others are so historic, they’re edible nostalgia.
Many of these essential sandwiches are found in 9-to-5 lunch zones, but others serve residential neighborhoods with fewer dining options, creating a cast of loyal regulars. Some are even worth a short drive. And some popular sandwich pop-ups born during the pandemic, like Fight Club and Your Only Friend, plan to open permanent D.C. locations this year.
—Updated by Eater staff
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