20 Ways To Celebrate National Sandwich Day

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 3rd 2015 7338 0

It’s no secret that love sandwiches almost as much as I love Memphis, so I’m obviously going to have to celebrate the completely-made-up-and-ridiculous National Sandwich Day “holiday” today (November 3).

From old-school Memphis classics to new offerings, here are some of Memphis’ tastiest meals between two pieces of bread.

1. The Ami (pastrami, salami, provolone) at Vanelli’s Deli in Germantown. Read more.

the ami-sandwich-vanellis

2. Bagel Sandwich Thing at Otherlands. Read more.


3. Breakfast Sandwich from Porcellino’s. It changes daily, but sausage, country ham, and fried chicken are favorites.


4. Chicken Roll with Boom-Boom Sauce at Evelyn & Olive. Read more.


5. Chicken panini from Cafe Eclectic. Read more.

Cafe Eclectic

6. Cubano at Aldo’s Midtown. Read more.

Cubano Cuban Sandwich

7. Cubano Torta at Maciel’s Tortas and Tacos. Read more.

Maciels Memphis Torta Cubana

8. The Fino (salami, provolone, marinated tomatoes, onions, crusty bread) from Fino’s. Read more.

the fino - finos

9. Firebird Grinder from Rock ‘n’ Dough (which just opened its East Memphis location on Highland). Read more.

Rock N Dough Sandwich

10. Fried Green Tomato BLT at Next Door. Read more.


11. Grilled Cheese Sandwich (add bacon, avocado, and/or a fried egg) from Fuel Cafe/Fuel Food Truck. Read more.

Cover Photo - Fuel Grilled Cheese - Holly Whitfield

12. Holiday Chicken Salad on Cornbread from Lunchbox Eats. Read more.

holiday chickens salad at Lunchbox Eats

13. Ice Cream Sandwich from Felicia Suzanne’s. (It counts!) Read more.

Felicia Suzannes Ice Cream Sandwiches

14. Panini of the Day from Cafe Keough (this one had chicken and pickled veggies). Read more.

Cafe Keough

15. Pulled Pork Sandwich with slaw from Central BBQ. Classic.

Central BBQ

16. The Stanley (turkey, fontina, pickled red onion, arugula, artichoke) at Tamp & Tap downtown. Read more.

stanley-tamp and tap

17. The Turk (turkey, provolone, veggies, parmesan, dressing) from Kwik Check. Read more.

Kwik Chek 2

18. Goobma from Porcellino’s (sopressata, porchetta, gabagool, tomato olive tapenade, homemade white bread) purchased at City & State. Read more about City & State.

Goomba Porcellinos

19. Turkey Sub at the Chinese Sub Shop. Read more.

Super Submarine Sandwich Shop 1

20. Veggie Sandwich Special (changes daily) at The Beauty Shop in Cooper Young. Read more.


I know I left off a ton. What are your favorite Memphis sandwiches? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Buddy says:

    Anything, I mean anything, from Kwik Chek or Fino’s.

    I’m fond of Indiana-style pork tenderloin sandwiches. They now have one at Jerry’s Sno Cones. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s coming this week.

  2. Joah Lemons says:

    Sam I Am or the Politically Incorrect from Young Ave. Deli or the pulled pork with slaw on Texas Toast from the BBQ Shop.

  3. Teddy says:

    My list would certainly include the East West from Petra and the ‘Amazing’ Island Club from BarDog.

    • Teddy says:

      And I am not sure if it qualifies, but the Nashville-style hot chicken sandwich at Tin Roof deserves consideration .

      And how about the Chilean from Pop’s Deli?

  4. Jill Flournoy says:

    I may be a bit biased, but I love the Poppin’ Tom’s BLT at Miss Cordelia’s!

  5. Rob L. says:

    Highland isn’t East Memphis – Rock and Dough already has an East Memphis location at Ridgeway and Park…THAT’s East. Despite the bumper sticker, there’s a bigger town than Downtown and Midtown:)

  6. Cory says:

    The Monterrey Chicken sandwich at Ciao Bella might be my favorite sandwich in Memphis. Chicken, turkey, lettuce, swiss cheese, bacon, tomato, and garlic aioli…. all on fresh italian bread. Out of this world good!

    Plus, the tostones at Arepa and Salsa. Just might change your life

  7. Brock Carlson says:

    I’m sure it has been mentioned by now, but the Chilean at Pop’s is an iconic sandwich.

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