The sandwich can be a humble meal; sustenance between two slices of bread. Or it can be something truly special; a dish that is greater than the sum of its parts and worthy of attention. Each year, we ask restaurant operators to submit their most outstanding sandwiches to pull together a collection of the best. This year, we received more than 300 submissions from across the country.
Our editorial team culled through them all and voted on what we feel best represents today’s sandwich culinary trends. We looked at some really wonderful sandwiches, many of which tapping flavors from around the globe. This year, we saw certain themes: inventive use of pimento cheese, for example, and many twists on the classic reuben and more vegetarian sandwiches than ever before.
We selected 10 sandwiches that best represented some of those trends and, frankly, won our hearts. Take a look at the Best Sandwiches in America.