Sandwiches can invoke passionate argument but more importantly they can offer so much in one package. The state’s best? Right here. 

Still, there are specialists that deserve to be at the top. Whatever your filling, the bread from Deli’s Continental (861 Beaufort St, Inglewood), most often seen in a continental roll, is likely to be a life-affirming experience. Breezy corner spot Peggy’s (35 Market St, Fremantle) offers cut-above sangas alongside Perth’s best breakfast muffin, and the strength of Oh So Deli (Shop 12, Woodlands Shopping Centre, 84 Rosewood Ave, Woodlands) is in its range, from chicken katsu to meatball sub. 

Top bakeries are hitting home runs, too. Most notably North Street Store (16 North St, Cottesloe), Miller + Baker (236b Lake St, Perth) and Grain Bakery (19 Lathlain Pl, Lathlain). 

Other standbys include the food truck at Community Coffee Co. (292a Barker Rd, Subiaco), which makes a sophisticated egg sambo, Joey Zaza’s (45 St Georges Tce, Perth), which slings crumbed haloumi rolls to city workers, while Fridays at the coffee window at The Corner Dairy (260 Woodside St, Doubleview) see toastie specials like ’nduja with smoky scamorza sell out early. Then Falafel Omisi (61 Woodrow Ave, Yokine) draws crowds for its packed Israeli-style falafel pockets. 

Continental rolls, loaded with deli meats, are always a staple, and while The Re Store (72 Lake St, Northbridge) is the sentimental pick, Deli’s Continental and North Street Store provide tough competition. Angelo Street Market (corner Angelo & Coode streets, South Perth) and sister General Store Melville (446 Marmion St, Myaree) are up there, with the latter’s Godfather taking things up a notch.

Reubens? Modus (35/602–610 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley) serves one of Perth’s best. New Orleans-style café Satchmo (1/400 Fitzgerald St, North Perth) and Artem (2/39 Reynolds Rd, Mount Pleasant) are close behind, as is the hot pastrami sandwich from Ethos Deli + Dining Room (88 George St, East Fremantle). Vic Park’s Sanctum (818 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park) do one with Asian slaw and soft-boiled egg, and Social Manna (253-255 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park) knows its way around one too, although the Philly cheesesteak still rules. 

For bánh mì, Le Vietnam (80 Barrack St, Perth) serves around 800 a day, and is known for its consistency. Bunn Mee (112 Oxford St, Leederville) shines, as do Nhu Loan (70 Marangaroo Dr, Marangaroo) and Bibra Lake Lunch Bar (1/40 Port Pirie St, Bibra Lake). 

Finally, check out Dirty Swine at Canham Eatery (1/28 Canham Way, Greenwood), where the pork roll with apple sauce is a knockout.


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