We love anything and everything about sandwiches, so when we stumbled upon WatchMojo.com’s Top 10 Greatest Sandwiches list, we couldn’t resist. It’s important to mention that they have excluded foreign specialties/sandwiches (ex. banh mi), restaurant specific sandwiches (ex. Fast food chains), burgers, wraps, dessert based sandwiches, and sandwiches that can feature any number of topping combos (ex. submarine, po’boy).
With that in mind, check out their Top 10 Greatest Sandwiches and be prepared to (politely) agree or disagree.
10. Ham & Cheese
So simple, yet so good. Did you know the ham and cheese sandwich was once the only food available at New York area ball games? The recipe for the ham and cheese sandwich can vary depending on the maker. For example, the French versions are the croque-monsieur and the croque-madame.
9. Breakfast Sandwich
Who doesn’t love breakfast? It’s only the most important meal of the day. Eating in sandwich form makes it easier and better (in our opinion). Served on anything from English muffins, bagels, or biscuits, fillings include any breakfast items such as eggs, bacon, or sausage.
8. The Cuban
What’s not to love about the Cuban sandwich? Cuban bread topped with roasted pork, ham, cheese, mustard and pickles, and then perfectly pressed to create a crisp crunch. Again, relatively simple ingredients, but the Cuban delivers such a delicious combination of flavors and textures.
7. Pulled Pork
Originating in the American Southeast, the pulled pork sandwich’s popularity has spread and is now available in most places. Featuring a pork cut, covered in a dry rub seasoning, slow cooked or smoked until extremely tender and juicy, then pulled apart and served typically on a hamburger bun. The pulled pork sandwich can be topped with coleslaw or other toppings, but regardless of how it’s served, when it’s done right, it’s amazing.
A deli favorite, the Reuben can come in different shapes and forms. Traditionally though, it consists of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. It is usually served warm or toasted to melt the cheese and meld the bold flavors. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it.
Bacon – Enough said. But seriously, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and bread – That’s it. And that’s all you really need. You can add avocado to make a BLAT, but it really comes down to preference.
4. Philly Cheesesteak
Obviously born in Philadelphia, the Philly cheesesteak consists of thinly sliced, chopped, and fried steak within a long roll topped with sautéed onions and mild cheese. Depending on where you go for your Philly cheesesteak fix, this sandwich can be dressed up or down. Much like any great sandwich, versatility is an excellent asset.
3. The Club
Yes, it’s similar to the BLT. However, it also contains turkey and an extra slice of bread in the middle of the sandwich – the game changer. You’ll often see this sandwich served in quarters and held together by large toothpicks because of its delicious contents piled high.
2. Grilled Cheese
We take the grilled cheese sandwich seriously. And while these sandwiches seem to be growing increasingly simple as we count down, there’s nothing simple about the amazing flavor a grilled cheese can deliver. The combinations of breads and cheeses are relatively endless.
1. Peanut Butter & Jelly
It’s peanut butter jelly time! This popular combination reminds most of us of our childhood, but it can be enjoyed at any age, really. Whether you prefer chunky or smooth peanut butter, strawberry, grape, or a different type of jelly, with or without crusts, we can all agree that the peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a timeless classic.
Honorable mentions included the Egg Salad, Lobster Roll, Sloppy Joe, and Tuna Fish sandwiches.
In the meantime, visit us and enjoy your favorite sandwich from your neighborhood deli. We’re open Monday-Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm. Don’t forget, we offer online ordering and catering – call us or visit our website for more details.