Some sandwiches/places in the lists that I like:
Banh Mi from Saigon Sandwich. Especially the roast pork, roast chicken, and xiu mai.
The Italiano, untoasted, from Submarine Center - Not the one on the list, but this is a pretty good italian combo sandwich, though I like mine with mayo as well as italian dressing which I think some east coasters frown upon.
Porchetta sandwich from Roli Roti - I like the crackling that they put in this sandwich. The roll can get a little chewy though.
Oyster Po’ Boy at HRD Coffee Shop - This is good but needs to be eaten quickly or else the kimchi slaw will make the bread soggy.
The Mick from Deli Board (not the one on the list) - Roast beef, american cheese, lettuce, pickles I think, onions, and “mick sauce”. I’m pretty sure they call this the Mick because it tastes like a Big Mac, in a good way.
BÁNH MÌ GÀ NƯỚNG at Cam Huong - Bread is softer than say Saigon Sandwich or Banh Mi Ba Le in Oakland.
Some sandwiches/places in the lists that I don’t like as much:
Pastrami Sandwich at Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen - Too little pastrami, pastrami was kind of plain. I’ve only had it from their SoMa branch though, maybe the one in the Mission is better.
Korean Steak Sandwich at Rhea’s Market & Deli - I’ve had this a few times and have been disappointed each time. Something about this sandwich doesn’t work for me. I think it may have to do with the unmelted american cheese which kind of clashes with the bulgogi. I’ve also found the slaw to be watery.
Sandwiches/places I like that aren’t in the lists:
Avocado Turkey Club from Roxie Food Center on dutch crunch - Good bread and the right amount of saucing. A convenience store with a sandwich counter across from Balboa Park in SF.
Fried chicken sandwich from Gregoire, Oakland - On a soft toasted roll with a spicy slaw. They usually have it on their monthly sandwich menu.
The 500 Club from Clare’s Deli in the Mission, SF - A triple decker club sandwich with some added salami. I like the texture of their bread.
Meatball Banh Mi with a Fried Egg from Banh Mi Ba Le, Oakland - The egg yolk is runny and melts into the warm meatball. Good bread.
Cheesesteak from Phat Philly in the Mission, SF - A good cheesesteak on an Amoroso roll. They use wagyu steak and it is very juicy.