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16 Sandwiches You Must Eat Before You Die

Here's your sandwich bucket list.

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2. Max's Sandwich Shop, London

Max's dishes up giant sandwiches, made with generous slabs of focaccia, served into the wee small hours. There's only three sandwiches on the menu, and the Ham, Egg and Chips (ham hock, a fried egg, shoestring fries and piccalilli) comes highly recommended.

Follow them on Twitter @lunchluncheon

3. Falafel King, Bristol

Pick up one of these dreamy pitta pockets for the ultimate on-the-go snack. Or the ultimate sitting-down snack. Basically, eat it how you want. Falafel King bake their own pittas on site, so you know they're truly delicious.

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4. Mono, Glasgow

Mono's a vegan stalwart, but even meat-eaters will be swayed by their bánh mì. This Vietnamese sandwich is crunchy and super-fresh, featuring crispy smoked tofu, sriracha mayo, onion, pickled carrot, and cucumber.

Follow them on Twitter @monoglasgow

5. Brick Lane Bagels, London

Some people swear by Beigel Bakery, others are staunch Beigel Shop fans. But regardless of your preferences, one thing remains: thick slabs of salt beef, a fresh chewy bagel, a sour pickle, and as much English mustard as your mouth can handle.

7. The Feastie Boys, Bristol

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With a rotating sandwich line-up (from the above seared steak ragu, to smoked ham hock with pea and mint), street food purveyors The Feastie Boys have all your sando needs covered. They're big enough to share, if you're feeling generous.

Follow them on Twitter @feastieboysbris


8. Ninja Buns, Edinburgh

Ninja Buns

Sure, it might not look like a traditional sandwich, but once you bao, you never go back. Ninja Buns' Taiwanese buns are to die for, filled with juicy meat, zingy pickles, and devilishly spicy sauce, then topped with crushed and crumbled peanuts. One is perfect as a snack with a drink, and two will keep you going all night long.

Follow them on Twitter @eatninjabuns

9. Brown Betty’s, Nottingham

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A Nottingham institution, a Brown Betty's lunch will set you up for the rest of the day. Take on the Three Meat Ciabatta (above) if you dare. It features turkey breast, two rashers of bacon, salami, melted cheese, and salsa with jalapeños. Maybe don't eat it at your desk though.

10. On the Goa, Newcastle

On the Goa

As the name indicates, On The Goa deal in Indian street food. And whether it's a Paneer Frankie (above) or a Wada Pao, (aka a deep-fried garlic potato ball served in a bun) you can be sure that it'll be delicious.

Follow them on Twitter @loveonthegoa


12. The 8 Foot Grocer, Birmingham

8 Foot Grocer

This tiny deli punches above its weight. And its MVP is the salami sarnie. It's got Wenlock Edge Farm salami, slow-roasted fennel, cream cheese, and mixed baby salad leaves on Peel and Stone multigrain bread. Worth travelling for.

Follow them on Twitter @the8footgrocer

13. The Krab Pot, Port Isaac

What else to eat by the Cornish coast, but a fresh crab sandwich? Featuring hand-picked Cornish crab, lemon mayo, and seedy bread, it's all best washed down by a cup of piping hot tea. Serve with a good book, and no afternoon plans.

14. 9 Bar, Newcastle

9 Bar's toasties are gooey and crispy in all the right places. And it's all down to the sourdough loaf, specially made for the café, and the genius addition of not only onion, but butter-fried leek too. 10/10.

Follow them on Twitter @9bar_coffee

15. Bakchich, Liverpool and Manchester


Bakchich's Lebanese full breakfast wrap (above), is a delicious bread parcel. It's got lamb sausage, eggs, foul moudamas (a bean dip), tomatoes, and mushrooms. If you're veggie, go for the shaksouka wrap, featuring scrambled eggs, caramelised onions, tomatoes, and parsley.

Follow them on Twitter @Bakchich_BoldSt

16. Friends of Ham, Leeds and Ilkley

Get a cheese and ham platter, and build your own sandwich at Friends of Ham. With heaps of cured meats, creamy cheese, and a pickle for crunch, you've got everything you need to make the sanger of your dreams.

Follow them on Twitter @friendsofham