It’s no secret that lobster rolls are the gold standard for New England food connoisseurs in the summer. But hey—the mayonnaise, the bulky roll... they are not for everyone. There are other fish in the sea.
State Street Provisions (statestreetprovisions.com) offers a unique alternative with the togarashi spiced tuna sandwich with pickled root vegetables, apples, mint and the crunch of roasted peanuts. Shareable crispy oyster sliders are a pre-Fenway craving at Island Creek Oyster Bar (islandcreekoysterbar.com). These sammies are served on brioche rolls with a chile-lime aioli and are also available at the Burlington location. Sister spot Row 34 (row34.com) serves a crispy fish sandwich at lunch at its Fort Point and Portsmouth, N.H., locations.
Nebo Cucina & Enoteca’s (neborestaurant.com) Sicily sandwich layers Italian-style tuna salad with egg wedges, provolone and olive tapenade. Or snack on Saltie Girl’s (saltiegirl.com) snow crab toast, with avocado, stracciatella and pistachios.