The 20 Best Sandwiches in the Whole World

The 20 Best Sandwiches in the Whole World

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a sandwich is a plain ham and cheese one, you clearly haven't done enough exploring. Today, we're about to blow your mind and introduce you to the best sandwiches from all around the world. From the classic grilled cheese to fancy Banh Mis, sandwiches can capture so many different flavours and textures in just one bite!

1. Cuban Sandwich

The Cuban sandwich is a beloved favourite thanks to its perfect combination of flavours. It's got all the good stuff, including roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. But what makes it extra delicious is that it's all pressed and grilled in Cuban bread until it's crispy, melty, and nice and warm. It's just so addictive!

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2. Katsu Sando

Japan's famous Katsu Sando is simple yet incredibly satisfying and delicious. All it is is breaded and fried pork cutlet (tonkatsu) sandwiched between fluffy white bread. We can't forget about the sauce though - it's a tangy and flavourful tonkatsu sauce that brings the whole sandwich together. It's crunchy and crispy on the inside, soft on the outside, and just utterly delicious when you take your first bite.

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3. Reuben

The Reuben is a beloved classic that's a delightful mix of both flavours and textures. It's got corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing all sandwiches between two toasty slices of rye bread. It's got an addictive tangy and savory aspect to it that you won't be able to stop enjoying.

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4. Banh Mi

Coming all the way from Vietnam, the Banh Mi is a Vietnamese classic that has a fusion of flavours nobody can ignore. It includes a French baguette that's filled with savory meats like pork or chicken, pickled vegetables, cilantro, jalapeno, and a spicy chili sauce. It's everything you could ever ask for in a sandwich, with delightful sweet, spicy, and tangy notes throughout.

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5. Philly Cheesesteak

If you want a sandwich that's meaty, filling, and so rich, the Philly Cheesesteak is an unbeatable choice. Who wouldn't love thinly sliced beefsteak, melted provolone of Cheez Whiz, and caramelized onions all loaded onto a warm hoagie roll?

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6. Croque Monsieur

Hailing from France, the Croque Monsieur is a gourmet delight. It's a grilled ham and cheese sandwich topped with creamy béchamel sauce and more cheese, then broiled to perfection. Every bite is a creamy, cheesy, and crunchy delight. It's so decadent and rich, it's impossible to stop eating.

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7. The Classic BLT

Is there any sandwich more rustic and classic than a BLT? The BLT is incredibly simple, but it never disappoints. It's hard to get wrong after all! Crispy bacon, fresh lettuce, and ripe tomatoes all come together perfectly between slices of warm, toasted bread. Smeared with mayonnaise for the perfect added flavour, it's a blend of crunchy, savory, and fresh.

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8. Shawarma

Originating in the Middle East, Shawarma is a wrap that packs a punch of flavour. Juicy meat, often chicken, beef, or lamb, is shaved from a rotating spit and wrapped in a warm flatbread with vegetables and sauces like tahini or garlic yogurt. Your mind will be blown by how well the ingredients all complement one another!

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9. Monte Cristo

The Monte Cristo is a decadent treat that will definitely fill you up. At its core, it's a simple ham and cheese sandwich, but here's where it gets interesting. The sandwich is then dipped in egg batter and fried till golden and crispy, then often served with a dusting of powdered sugar and a side of jam. Now that definitely blurs the line between sweet and savory!

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10. Avocado & Turkey Club

For a healthier but still delicious option, the avocado and turkey club will never disappoint you. Slices of roasted turkey, creamy avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo are all stacked on top of another in this tasty multi-later sandwich. It's everything you want in a daily sandwich - it's fresh, creamy, and has tons of different textures to enjoy.

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11. Pulled Pork Sandwich

For those of you who love BBQ, the iconic pulled pork sandwich is probably your ideal meal. Tender, slow-cooked pork smothered in a tangy, sweet BBQ sauce is served with coleslaw on a soft bun. While it's definitely messy to eat, you'll be too busy stuffing your face to care.

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12. Smørrebrød

Hailing from Denmark, Smørrebrød is an open-faced sandwich that's both elegant and hearty. Dark rye bread is the base for myriad toppings, such as pickled herring, roast beef, cucumber, and remoulade. It's a beautiful balance of robust and fresh flavors.

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13. Torta Cubana

Mexico's torta cubana is a sandwich as vibrant and colourful as its culture; stuffed to the brim, this dish features various cuts of meat like pork, ham, and chorizo, packed alongside avocado, beans, cheese, and jalapenos. Each bite is an explosion of different flavours and textures.

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14. Paneer Tikka Sandwich

Coming all way from India, the Paneer Tikka sandwich is a vegetarian dish that doesn't lack any flavour. Delicious spiced and grilled paneer (cottage cheese) is layered with veggies and chutney on bread, creating a spicy, tangy, and incredibly satisfying taste experience.

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15. Croque Madame

An even more delicious variation of the French Croque Monsieur, the Croque Madame adds a fried or poached egg on top. This simple addition transform this delicious sandwich to an even more rich and decadent one. With the typical ham, cheese, and béchamel sauce filled interior, you've now got the best blend of creamy, cheesy, and eggy all in one.

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16. Chacarero

From Chile comes the Chacarero, a unique combination that’s hard to forget. Thinly sliced churrasco-style steak, tomatoes, green beans, and chili peppers are layered in a soft bun. It’s a surprising and delicious blend of tastes and textures that captures the essence of Chilean cuisine.

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17. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

When it comes to comfort food, top of the list is a classic grilled cheese sandwich. This simple yet beloved sandwich is made with various slices of your favourite cheese, from cheddar to gouda to provolone, melted between buttery, toasted bread. While the outside is toasted to perfection, the inside is gooey and warm. Whether it's paired with a bowl of tomato soup or on its own, it's sure to warm your heart. 

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18. Bocadillo

Spain's Bocadillo is a testament to the beauty of simplicity. This sandwich uses Spanish baguette and is often filled with cured meats like jamón, chorizo, or tortilla Española. It's a perfect snack any time of the day, combining rustic charm with rich flavors. Sometimes simple is best!

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19. Cemita

From the Puebla region in Mexico, the Cemita is a delightful treat. It's a sesame-seeded sandwich filled with avocados, meat (typically milanesa), white cheese, onions, and a herb called pápalo. Each layer provides something special to the sandwich, creating a symphony of flavours that's exciting and fresh.

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20. Francesinha

Portugal's Francesinha is a sandwich that will definitely shock you. It's made with bread, wet-cured ham, linguica, fresh sausage like chipolata, steak or roast meat, and then it's covered with melted cheese and a hot, thick tomato and beer sauce. Just hearing the ingredients sounds crazy! It's a truly decadent and indulgent dish that will satisfy anyone with a hearty appetite.

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