Sure, you can have ham and cheese or tunafish salad, but when it comes to sandwiches in San Jose the choice are as diverse as the city itself.

San Jose is a long way from Philly but “the works” cheese steak at Amato’s helps bridge the gap.

Freshly Baked Eatery
Take great bread, house roasted meats and a talented staff and you’ve got a great sandwich. Freshly Baked Eatery is ideally located across from St. James Park. Grab a bench and enjoy your sando.

La Casita Chilanga
The torta Cubana is the required order at this temple of Mexico City street food. The torta, Mexico’s take on the sandwich, is enough for two so plan accordingly.


La Villa
Everyone’s favorite deli and for good reason. The Italian-centric shop makes sandwiches with all the good stuff. Start with the Italian combo and work your way down the list.

Lee’s Sandwiches
Lee’s are everywhere now but the chain of banh mi sandwich shops started in San Jose and in spite of its chain status they still make a good (and cheap) Vietnamese sandwich.