I’m not a big fan of sandwiches so it takes a lot for me to crave one. Sundevich is the place where sandwiches are never boring.
It’s a small store tucked away in an alley, officially Naylor Ct NW, in a converted garage. They keep a small operation, growing their own herbs and buying ingredients locally.
Sundevich’s sandwiches are not only delicious but a real treat for those who like to travel, you will feel like a globetrotter! Their tagline is local ingredients, global flavors. Each sandwich is named after a city in the world. It’s not an attempt to replicate traditional recipes, but to use ingredients found in different countries in new creations. The Buenos Aires sandwich, for example, has steak and chimichurri, and Athens has lamb and tzatziki. Be aware that sandwiches are huge, I can never finish mine.
You can only get to the door on foot, parking is kind of difficult in the area, anyway. Don’t look for it on 9th street NW as the address indicates, but off 9th, between N and O streets NW. Once you know that, it’s not hard to find. If you want to continue exploring the alleys in that area go to La Colombe (read the La Colombe article) afterwards for some sweets and coffee.