Top 19 Types of Sandwiches to Try

Prosciutto sandwich on a wooden board

Sandwiches are one of the most versatile foods in the world. They provide a delightful way to explore a variety of flavors, textures, and cultural influences. This article takes us on a fascinating tour of a wide variety of sandwiches, each one a delicious example of the culinary artistry of portable meals. Sandwiches, from globally-inspired creations like banh mi and tortas to classic favorites like the BLT and Reuben, represent a fusion of flavors that cut across boundaries. These portable marvels, which come in a variety of forms from basic to complex, feature a harmonious blend of ingredients sandwiched between rolls, wraps, or bread slices. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty Philly cheesesteak, a satisfying grilled cheese, or the crisp Mediterranean flavor of a falafel pita, our guide will introduce you to a wide variety of mouthwatering sandwich options that appeal to a wide range of palates and cultures. Come celebrate the history of sandwiches around the globe with us and experience the variety and creativity that characterize these cherished culinary masterpieces.

1. Chicken Sandwich

Chicken Sandwich with Lettuce and Tomatoes

Sandwiches are commonly eaten for breakfast – they’re pretty popular. The chicken sandwich is especially well loved, thanks to the fact that it has been deep fried and comes with a bunch of cheese to make it melt in your mouth. Everything from the look of the sandwich to the taste is perfect. You can even add some vegetables in to make it better for your body! 

2. Egg Sandwich

Scramble egg sandwich on rustic wooden background

Egg sandwiches are rich in protein, giving your body plenty of energy for the day ahead. Many people will simply have a boiled egg in their breakfast sandwich, but that can get a little repetitive after a while. Instead, you can try different variations on the egg sandwich. For instance, you can try deep fried egg with plenty of cheese, which gives it a nice taste and texture. If you want to incorporate some of your five a day into your sandwich then you can also add some vegetables to it.

3. Seafood Sandwich

Sandwich with Salmon, Avocado and Tomatoes

If you’re a fan of seafood, then a fish sandwich may be just the thing you need. Fish sandwiches are full of not only protein but vitamins too, such as Omega 3 which is good for your body! You don’t need to have boiled fish on its own for breakfast, add some bread and create a delicious meal! You can use deep fried fish, and for extra flavor you can add things like lemon, or cheese and spices. It will taste totally wonderful, you will definitely be craving more after just one bite. 

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4. Roast Beef Sandwich

Roast beef sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese

Beef – it’s great on a Sunday roast, in a beef wellington and so much more. It’s not just restricted to being the star of the show on a big meal, however. You can also have roast beef in a tasty sandwich. Think of a Philly Cheesesteak, for instance. There are so many variations that you can make of beef sandwiches. Add some cheese and vegetables for a truly mouth watering taste.

5. Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich on White Plate

There’s nothing like a hearty grilled cheese to get you through the day! The grilled cheese sandwich is truly an American staple. It’s better than just a plain cheese sandwich, since it has more flavor because it has been grilled. The texture is delicious and you can hear that wonderful crunch as you bite down, with cheese dripping in your mouth. It’s very moreish, and you can add some vegetables such as pepper for even more flavor and texture. You can make grilled cheese in a lot of different ways so you can experiment to see what you like best.

6. Ham Sandwich

Ham Sandwich with Lettuse, Tomatoes, and Cheese

Easy to make and rich in flavor, a ham sandwich is a good choice if you want to make a sandwich in a hurry. All you need is a little bit of deli meat, some bread and maybe some vegetables, then you just toss it all together and put it on a sandwich bag ready to go. What’s great is that ham is high in a lot of nutrients, especially protein. For a change of pace, you can add cheese to it, or even pickle to make your ham sandwich taste different every time that you eat it. It’s pretty delicious! 

7. Nutella Sandwich

Nutella Sandwich with Banana on White Plate

You say Nutella, we come running! For a breakfast that could easily pass as a dessert, a nutella sandwich is perfect. You can deep fry a Nutella sandwich for a truly unique taste. You can add all sorts of things to your nutella sandwich too. 

8. Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Lettuce and Tomatoes

You can also have a grilled chicken sandwich instead of cheese, especially if cheese sounds a little too strong for your tastebuds right now. We adore a chicken sandwich, no matter what time of the day it is! If you are still fancying some cheese, you can have the best of both worlds and add some cheese to your grilled chicken. You can add other things like bacon, vegetables and more to really make it a sandwich to remember.

9. Meatball Sandwich

Meatballs Sandwich with cheese in a Ciabatta

Despite the fact that some kinds of beef are high in fat, it’s also great if you’re looking for sources of protein. A meatball sandwich is a good choice for protein, and it also tastes really good thanks to the deep fried meatballs. You can add things like cheese or seasoning to play around with the taste. Like with many of the options on this list, adding vegetables is a great way to make this meal a little bit healthier and crunchier.

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10. Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice cream sandwiches in wooden container

Okay, so we said this is a list about sandwiches, but did we say what kind of sandwich? A sandwich is basically when something is stuck between two other pieces of something else. Thus, an ice cream sandwich can make its way onto this list! These yummy desserts are perfect when you’re on the go. You can have two gooey cookies, and put ice cream stuffing in the middle. It tastes so good! You can add things like dry fruits or chocolate chips for a dessert that will leave you craving more.

11. Prawn Sandwich

Prawn sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes on black plate

We’ve already mentioned how great fish sandwiches are, but what about prawns? Prawns already taste great on their own, but they taste even better in sandwiches. Add in things like mayo or tartar sauce and lettuce or watercress, put it between two slices of brown bread and you’ve got a nutritious meal on your hands that we bet you can hardly wait to eat! You can add other fish to the sandwich too if you’d like more variety.

12. Olive Sandwich

Olive Sandwich with feta, tomatoes, and mint

Not everyone likes olives, but for those that do, did you know that you can put them into a sandwich? Olives are high in nutrients, and they are especially good for your cardiovascular system. Put them in a sandwich and you have a nutritious meal with plenty of character. Add in some vegetables and cheese for a serious flavor explosion in your mouth! 

13. Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich

Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich on White Plate

Sure, you could have an ice cream sandwich with plain vanilla ice cream, but where’s the fun in that? Grab a pack of oreos from your nearest grocery store, stick some ice cream in the middle and you’ve got an oreo ice cream sandwich. If you’re an oreo lover you definitely don’t want to miss out on this delicious dessert. You’ll find yourself eating more and more since they’re so tasty! 

14. Salmon Sandwich

Salmon Sandwich with Avocado and Tomatoes on a Brown Plate

Have some spare salmon in your house that you haven’t eaten yet? Take that salmon and stick it in a bun to make a salmon sandwich. You can cook it in a lot of different ways too in order to make it taste different every time. For instance, you can fry it, grill it, roast it and more. It’ll taste especially good with some vegetables, such as lettuce and tomato. Add in some sauces if you’re feeling especially brave – you won’t regret it! 

15. Tuna Sandwiches

Tuna Sandwiches with Lettuce and Tomatoes on Wooden Plate

Tuna sandwiches are a popular choice of food for lunch. You may want to eat your tuna sandwich in a room full of judgemental coworkers, but it can be a good choice if you’re just enjoying a relaxing lunch at home. Tuna tastes great in between two slices of granary bread, or other seeded bread. You can also add mayonnaise for that creamy texture – garlic mayo, if you want a little extra kick. For vegetables, add some red bell pepper along with some crunchy iceberg lettuce, or even some sweetcorn. It’s truly delicious! 

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16. Vegetable Sandwich

Vegetable Sandwich with ham, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and cheese

For a vegetarian option, you can’t go wrong with a vegetable sandwich. You can cook your veggies in a lot of different ways, so you’re not restricted to having boiled vegetables either. You can use veggies like lettuce, tomato, zucchini, and so much more! You can add other things in to have more flavor too, like cheese or some kind of sauce. As an added bonus, it’s really healthy too! It’s a great choice if you want to cut the calories while still eating something delicious. 

17. Bread Sandwich

Wheat bread sandwich with tomatoes and lettuce

Bread sandwiches are pretty basic but they still taste great! All you need is two slices of bread – this can be white bread, brown bread or anything else in between. You could even make your own bread at home! Add in some butter, spread generously across the bread slices. Then, add in your vegetables such as cucumber. For extra flavor you can have some cream, cheese, tomato or anything else that you think you may like inside of your sandwich. Sometimes keeping it simple really is the best option when you’re making a sandwich. Plus, you can make this sandwich easily, so it’s a good choice if you’re feeding a large group of people or if you want to make leftovers for later in the week.

18. Cheese Sandwich

Cheese Sandwich with cucumber, tomatoes, and lettuce on white plate

There’s nothing quite like some cheese to make your sandwich truly melt in the mouth! You can do so many things with a cheese sandwich. For starters, you can have plain cheese in the sandwich, unmelted. Add in some vegetables such as cucumber, maybe some mayonnaise and butter on the surface of the bread. If you’re fancying something hotter though, you can also heat up the cheese and it will melt inside of the sandwich. Cheese sandwiches are a great choice for any time in the year, and you can find a way to make them work for you no matter what you’re in the mood for! 

19. Seafood Salad

Seafood salad in white bowl on wooden table

We love seafood, not only because of the taste but also for all of its nutritional goodness. A seafood sandwich is a good choice since it tastes great and it’s good for you. Why not give it a try?


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  1. I think its kind of funny that theres a whole entire list of sandwiches, and out of noware were talking about sea food salads? lol but great list, i will try all of these

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