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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Who makes D.C.’s best sandwich? It’s a landslide

Ali Bagheri, owner of SUNdeVICH restaurant in Washington, D.C. (Marvin Joseph - WASHINGTON POST)
The results are in from last week’s completely unscientific National Sandwich Day poll. The question we asked was, “Who makes the best sandwiches in the D.C. area?”

Well, it was a total landslide: After 2,162 votes, the runaway winner was 35 percent! Taylor Gourmet was the runner-up with 18 percent, while the Italian Store finished third with 11 percent.

It’s worth noting that there was no one-person, one-vote rule in play here. But despite having a weird name and being notoriously hard to find (it’s located in a converted garage in an alley near the Convention Center), SUNdeVICH is deserving of the honor, making globally-inspired sandwiches that are nonpareil in this town; where else will you find beef tongue, mustard and pickled vegetables on a baguette around here?

Fast Gourmet finished with just 3 percent of the vote, a shockingly-low total for a place that, despite being situated in a gas station, has won unrestrained, euphoric raves from bloggers (here, here, here and here) and food critics alike.

Also receiving write-in votes: Jetties, Cornercopia and Le Petit Corner Store (thanks @Infinite_Jests, @GarberDC and @jmansour).

Here's the full list of results:

A.M. Wine Shoppe: 3%

Booeymonger: 3%

The Butcher’s Block: 7%

Earl’s Sandwiches: 2%

Fast Gourmet: 3%

G Street Food: 1%

The Italian Store: 11%

Mangialardo and Sons: 7%

SUNdeVICH: 35%

Taylor Gourmet: 18%

Wagshal’s: 3%

Other: 7%

Total votes: 2,162

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