I’m a sandwich kind of girl. I love a nice fresh bread with crispy insides and a creamy sauce. A good sandwich can make your day amazing and a soggy bad sandwich can make your day suck. Sandwiches are powerful y’all.
There is just something about the simple hand-held meal that has captivated us ever since the first sandwiches were made. If you also share the love of a good sandwich, this essay is for you! My foodie crush Alton Brown did a whole episode of Good Eats on sandwiches.
You can basically make any meal into a sandwich. I met this weird girl once who loved leftover spaghetti sandwiches. She took two pieces of garlic bread and stacked spaghetti and meatballs in it and melted cheese on top. I remember going home that night and making it. It was heaven! My grandmother used to do the same with meatloaf and mashed potatoes. And this little deli on St. Thomas had a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce that was my thursday lunch for years. Even my favorite breakfast is a sandwich, Eggs Benedict with a mimosa is a sunday treat.
I’ve never been to Philadelphia (but when I do I will be ordering a famous Philly) so the extent of my cheesesteak knowledge is Texadelphia in Houston. Cheese steak sandwiches are so good, now I tend to freak out deli people by ordering cheese steak sandwiches with sauteed peppers and onions but no meat.
Don’t get me started on grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup or gyros in pita bread. Is Quizno’s still a thing? We don’t have one here, but I loved their pepper bar. I would give my 4th born child for a sandwich box from Nielsen’s Delicatessen in Houston. I may have a problem. My favorite sandwich of all time is a classic BLT with avocado on pumpernickel with Duke’s mayo.
But since I’m trying to stay vegetarian most of the time. I rounded up some amazing vegetarian sandwiches that I’m going to try asap. I thought I’d share them with you.
Vegetarian Sandwich Roundup.