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    Sandwich spots open after dark

    Despite the proliferation of sandwich shops in our area, it’s still surprisingly hard to find places open after 5 p.m. Here are a few more that are open after dark.

    All Star Sandwich Bar

    1245 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-868-3065,
    www.allstarsandwichbar.com

    This Inman Square sandie shop has a nearly cult-like following and serves workaday fare such as a

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    Cubano and tuna melt, but also features some new creations. If you’re adventurous, try the incendiary Atomic Meatloaf Meltdown.

    Moody’s Falafel Palace

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    25 Central Square, Cambridge,
    617-864-0827

    A postage-stamp of a takeout shop just off the beaten path, Moody’s Falafel has been popular among the late-night crowd for decades. This spot is well known for sha­warma wraps — lamb and beef are customer favorites — and veg­etarian sandwich options, in addition to traditional Middle Eastern fare.

    Parish Cafe

    361 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston, 617-247-4777

    493 Massachusetts Ave., South End, Boston, 617-391-0501

    www.parishcafe.com

    For more than 20 years, Parish Cafe has featured a menu composed of sandwiches created by local chefs. Look for the Zuni Roll (a warm wrap with smoked turkey breast, cranberry-chipotle sauce, bacon, scallions, and dill Havarti cheese) and The Nebo (Italian tuna on good baguette with tapanade and aioli).

    La Verdad Taqueria

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    1 Lansdowne St., Boston,
    617-421-9595,

    www.laverdadtaqueria.com

    This Mexican restaurant in the shadow of Fenway Park has both a sit-down dining room and a small takeout counter open till 1 a.m. They’re well known for their tacos, but just as good are their tortas, Mexican sandwiches served on a substantial bun. Fillings include carne asada (grilled beef), chicken milanesa, and chile relleno.

    MATT BARBER