3416 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Recently named in Susan Russo’s book The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches, and highlighted by USA Today as one of the 10 great places to bite into a surprising sandwich, Seattle’s own Homegrown restaurant was praised for its Roast Pork sammy. With locations in Fremont, Capitol Hill and Queen Anne, this eco-friendly soup and sandwich shop works hard to use sustainable ingredients and also to make the sandwich creation sustainable itself. They do it well.

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Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
1600 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101

There’s nothing like a grilled cheese sandwich made with Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. Beechers has received numerous awards and medals of excellence from cheese competitions world wide, including the World Cheese Awards, the American Cheese Society’s Annual Competition, the American Cheesemaker Awards and more. Their cheese is made in Seattle, and you can watch it being made through the glass at their café at Pike Place Market. Then walk into the café for an incredible grilled cheese. And it looks as though Beecher’s will be opening another café and retail store in Concourse C of the Sea-Tac Airport during the summer of 2012.

Paseo Caribbean Restaurant
6226 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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A winner of multiple awards, including Seattle Weekly, and Equire Magazine, Paseo’s cuisine is Caribbean, not a traditional Cuban menu. It’s spicier, and without mustard or pickles. Their sandwiches are made to be messy. Try their Cuban sandwich! Located in Fremont and a new Seattle location across from Shilshole Bay Marina, near Golden Gardens Park.

Where Ya At Matt Food Truck

The Matthew of Where Ya At Matt has worked at The Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, WA; Scott Staples of Restaurant Zoe, a premier Northwest restaurant; Canlis, a landmark Seattle restaurant and the birthplace of Northwest Cuisine; and Toulouse Petit. A New Orleans native, Matthew now has his own food truck in the Seattle area, and has garnered quite a following. If you have a chance, order one of the Po Boys, a traditional Louisiana submarine sandwich. The Where Ya At version is served on New Orlean’s-style French bread made specially by a local baker and dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles, Mama Lil’s Pickled Peppers and house-made aioli.

700 Virginia Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. They’ve been serving the Seattle area for over 20 years, and making a name for themselves with their menu. Vegetarian? Try the sliced vegetarian sun-dried tomato “field roast” sandwich, served Reuben-style with sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing on marble rye bread. Feel good about eating well, and helping the community.