Seattle isn't short on sandwiches. We've got really good ones, in fact. But the city does lack a sandwich inherently "Seattle." Is it charcuterie? The porchetta sandwich at Salumi or the pastrami at Dot's? Do house-cured meats define the local sandwich landscape? Is it seafood? A nice blackened salmon sandwich at Market Grill or the pan-fried catfish at Matt's in the Market? Is locally sourced fish our calling card? Without a Philly cheesesteak or a southern BBQ sandwich dripping with sauce and tradition, we look to the sandwiches that have, for whatever reason, helped shape the culinary real estate in Seattle.
Here is a map, in alphabetical order, to help you navigate the city's iconic sandwiches. These aren't necessarily the best sandwiches, but they're the most representative, with the exception of a few that are on the cusp of becoming legendary — not quite there, but worthy of this list. Have a favorite you think should be infamous? Shout it in the comments.