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San Jose's 5 best spots to score sandwiches on a budget

San Jose's 5 best spots to score sandwiches on a budget
Mexico Bakery. | Photo: John K./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 21, 2019.

Need more sandwiches in your life?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable sandwich hot spots in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

1. Mexico Bakery

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Topping the list is Mexico Bakery. Located at 2811 Story Road in Capital Goss, the bakery and Mexican spot, which offers sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated affordable sandwich spot in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 918 reviews on Yelp.

The menu includes more than 10 torta sandwich options, along with quesadillas, burritos, tamales, pastries and bread. Yelpers recommend ordering the Cubana torta (chorizo, egg, hot dog and ham) as well as the milanesa with breaded meat.

Check out the entire menu here.

2. Rose Cafe & Donuts

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Next up is West San Jose's Rose Cafe & Donuts, situated at 994 Saratoga Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 879 reviews on Yelp, the breakfast and brunch spot, which offers doughnuts and sandwiches, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.

On the menu, look for breakfast sandwiches with egg, cheese and bacon served on a bagel, croissant or tortilla. Going for lunch? Try a grilled sandwich with beef, chicken, tuna or sausage.

Here's the entire menu.

3. Freshly Baked Eatery

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San Jose - Northside's Freshly Baked Eatery, located at 152 N. Third St., Suite 101, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive deli, which offers sandwiches and more, 4.5 stars out of 809 reviews.

Its 21 sandwich options are served on sourdough bread that's baked in house. The most popular item on the menu is the classic sandwich, filled with roast beef, country ham, turkey and Swiss cheese. Yelpers also recommend the German Bologna as well as the pastrami and turkey.

Take a look at the menu here.

4. Togo’s Sandwiches

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Togo’s Sandwiches, a deli that offers sandwiches and fast food located downtown, is another cheap go-to, with four stars out of 50 Yelp reviews. Head over to 18 N. San Pedro St. to see for yourself.

This franchise, which has locations across California, offers pastrami, turkey and roast beef sandwiches, along with deli classics like meatball, egg salad and tuna sandwiches, which are all served  "Togo’s style," with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and pepperoncinis on white bread.

Explore the menu here.

5. O'Henry's Donut Shop

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Over in Blossom Valley, check out O'Henry's Donut Shop, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 111 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the spot to score doughnuts, sandwiches, coffee and tea by heading over to 5709 Cottle Road.

This popular morning spot serves breakfast sandwiches (on a roll, bagel or croissant) with cheese, egg and either ham, bacon or turkey.

Here's the full menu.  


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