I’ve been meaning to find more places to eat between Bellingham and Seattle for a while. Last weekend I was heading down to Seattle again, and found Grinders Hot Sands in Lynnwood.
This was a pretty cool sandwich shop just about 10 minutes off the I-5 highway. It had a bar / lounge feel. They specialize in hot sandwiches, and none of the sandwiches are small.
I ordered an extra spicy Pulled Pork Sandwich. The giant sandwich came on a plate with a knife and a fork. It probably has a pound of smokey and savoury pulled pork in there. It was also very garlicky with a hint of sweetness. It was super tasty but my supposedly ”extra spicy” sandwich had no heat at all.
My friend had the SauBall; can’t decide if you like meatballs or sausages? Have both and order the Sauball. This sandwich has 2 homemade meatballs and 1 Italian sausage smothered with marinara sauce on perfectly toasted bread. The sausage was delicious but homemade meatballs kicked ass. It’s probably one of the better meatballs I’ve had in a sandwich. If I come back, I’d order the meatball sub straight up.
I’m glad I was able to make a stop here. This was a very chilled place to get some delicious hot sandwiches, a place worth stopping by.
Grinders Hot Sands
19811 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133