August is National Sandwich Month, or, as we tend to know it: the tastiest time of year. Since 1762, when the sack lunch staple was first concocted, sandwiches have taken on various shapes and sizes. From pulled pork to porchetta, there is no end to the artistry. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why national sandwich month is so important to us.
Meat & Bread is your go-to sandwich shop when staying in Vancouver or Seattle. Offering up an all-star line up of medium-sized sandwiches, you’re sure to get your fill.
Pictured above: Italian roast pork, stuffed with fresh herbs. Hand carved and served with salsa verde and crispy skin on toasted ciabatta. Order now.
Known for their rotisserie chicken, Flock serves up a superb style of sandwich. Jam packed with all sorts of tasty stuff, make sure to use two hands with this breaded behemoth.
Pictured above: sesame milk bun, avocado, crisp romaine & horseradish, beet, apple slaw. Order now.
Residing in one of Austin’s oldest buildings, Cenote is serving up items absolutely worthy of National Sandwich Month. Each creation comes equipped with a delicious pickle spear and is full of high quality ingredients.
Pictured above: turkey, avocado, swiss, greens, tomato & chipotle aioli on multigrain artisan bread. Order now.
Veggie sandwiches are an under appreciated art, especially when it comes to those that eat meat. Portobello mushroom, red pepper and zucchini create a trifecta of flavor that no one can deny. Try out Curtis Park Deli in Denver at your earliest convenience.
Pictured above: portobello mushroom, red pepper, zucchini, red onion, goat cheese, house made pesto. Order now.
The holy grail, otherwise known as grilled cheese. Some might say that this gooey godsend deserves a list of its own, and they wouldn’t be wrong, but we couldn’t create a top 10 list and leave it off. Meltkraft is your preeminent Philly grilled cheese shop. Stop by for an intro in the deliciously divine.
Pictured above: house-made fresh mozzarella (pasteurized) on baguette with roasted jersey tomatoes. Order now.
National Sandwich Month is all about expression and the Hoisin Pulled Pork Bánh Mì from La Belle Crepe personifies that. Taking elements from competing cultures, we’re left with something otherwordly.
Pictured above: hoisin pulled pork, fresh cilantro, cucumbers, pickled carrots, daikon and jalapeños. Order now.
Tomayto, tomahto, panino, panini: it’s all the same to us. The first thing that comes to mind when looking at this image is grilled perfection. That takes talent and is an art in itself.
Pictured above: smoked turkey, sweet onion chutney, swiss cheese, organic tomato, greens. Order now.
Make way for this classic meatball sub, served with turkey instead of your usual ground beef. Loaded with marinara and melted provolone cheese, you’re sure to munch this one quick.
Pictured above: hand-made turkey meatballs, marinara sauce, and melted provolone cheese with oregano, served on a toasted sub roll. Order now.
Of course there’s an ice cream sandwich on this list! It’s National Sandwich Month: an inclusive food holiday last time I checked. You can’t go wrong with Leona’s selection of superb desserts.
Pictured above: Vanilla ice cream, lactose free! Order now.
Some say an open faced sandwich isn’t a sandwich at all, but I call BS. Two Triangles – who has an amazing selection of tasty treats – doesn’t mess around when it comes to this sandwich stuff. Open faced, closed face: stuff your face either way.
Pictured above: shaved medium-rare roast beef, homemade sweet onion jam, blue cheese mayonnaise, crips arugula. Order now.
There’s nothing quite like a well-assembled sandwich, but you can be sure that each item on this list if worthy of National Sandwich Month. Although it’s almost September, you can keep celebrating as long as you like. Check out the Foodee blog for more great content.