Sandwiches are a favorite to many, thanks to their convenience and deliciousness. But some are definitely better than others. Here are some of the best sandwiches in the United States to test out for yourself when you’re on the quest for something great.
The muffaletta sandwich is a savory delight. One great one is served up at the Bayou Bakery in both Arlington Virginia and Washington D.C. where they named it after it’s New Orleans based phonetic spelling Muff-a-Lotta. The sandwich is made up of a garlic infused olive salad, salami, mortadella, smoked ham, and aged provolone, all stuff into a toasted sesame seed covered Italian roll.
Pork Belly Reuben
The pork belly reuben is a twist on the classic that has been done right at Bunk Sandwiches in Portland Oregon and Brooklyn New York. The sandwich is topped with Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese.
The beef brisket sandwich is a pretty straightforward one, which leaves room for some simple but impactful twists on the favorite. The restaurant Smoke in Dallas Texas does a version that involves the meat being being slow cooked with coffee and smoked in their wood burning smokehouse to really lock in the flavor.
In Miami you can find many versions of the Cuban sandwich, but the De-Constructed Cuban at Bin No. 18 is a unique interpretation. The sandwich is based in a ciabatta roll that has been rubbed with olive oil, tomato, and garlic, and then filled with shredded pork and triple cream cheese. All of that is served with a a fig-and-port-wine reduction, but many fans of the sandwich prefer to use sriracha as their topping of choice.
Fried Chicken Sandwich
The fried chicken sandwich is so popular that it can be found at most fast food restaurants in addition to normal sit-down restaurants, and it’s another example of a pretty basic one that can be done a lot of different ways. Bakesale Betty in Oakland California makes a great one, but the spot is only open for three hours a day so it takes some planning and commitment to get your hands on one. Their version has cayenne pepper in the buttermilk batter that coats the chicken, and it’s placed into a torpedo roll. If they start to run out of those torpedo rolls than they often close even before the three hour mark. Plan accordingly.
The reuben sandwich is very popular at Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor Michigan. Their version is homemade rye bread with homemade Russian dressing, Emmentaler Swiss cheese, and corned beef that is locally sourced. In addition to selling the sandwiches deli style they also ship reuben sandwich making kits, so really can you enjoy them wherever you live.
The Lobster Roll
The lobster roll sandwich requires its individual ingredients to be top notch, otherwise they detract from the overall result. The Hot Lobster Roll at Neptune Oyster in Boston is one spot guaranteed to be on point at all times. They grill and butter a brioche hot dog bun, and fill it lobster meat from the tail, claw, and knuckle, then drizzle more butter on top. They also have a traditional cold version.