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Old 07-23-2021, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Upstate
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In honor of this thread, I went home last night and made one of the best sandwiches I had in a while.

It was a simple Dagwood. Nothing to fancy, all bought at Aldi's.

Really hit the spot!
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:02 PM
 
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In honor of this thread, I went home last night and made one of the best sandwiches I had in a while.

It was a simple Dagwood. Nothing to fancy, all bought at Aldi's.

Really hit the spot!

Aldi has some of the best lunch meats and deli salads than most major supermarkets. Their chicken salad and deli pickles are also excellent.
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Old 08-28-2021, 04:13 PM
 
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I forget to ask, what brand are your favorite places using. Is it Boars Head, or proprietary?
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Old 08-29-2021, 08:41 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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In honor of this thread, I went home last night and made one of the best sandwiches I had in a while.

It was a simple Dagwood. Nothing to fancy, all bought at Aldi's.

Really hit the spot!
How is a Dagwood simple? It's a giant pile! And how do you go about eating it - do you smash it all down and try to bite that way, or do you eat it in tiers? I'm intrigued
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Old 08-29-2021, 08:50 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Where I live(Texas) most family owned shop's the cheapest thing on the menu is $10 they are places you take a date for lunch, not places you stop by every day.

And I notice that extra dollar or 2(kill's me when people say stuff like that), and I used to live in Akron for 5 years, the only thing cheaper than chains was Pizza places but burger joints and sandwich shops the chains were ALWAYS cheaper.
If you think a $10 meal is too extravagant for an every day meal, that a sandwich shop is "take a date for lunch" tiered dining...ok.
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Old 08-29-2021, 09:49 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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For good sandwiches, I go to a Jewish deli, or any restaurant calling itself "New York Deli", or similar. The Jewish deli restaurants seem to take pride in preserving the art of good, old-fashioned sandwich-making. Very solid sandwiches (strong on protein), good rye bread, sourdough & other choices, etc.

Oh, and they've also preserved the fine art of cheese blintz-making. I just had to add that.
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Old 05-01-2022, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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In the UK, sandwiches are often mixed with pies, pasties and cakes.

National chains include Pret A Manger, Paul, Greggs, Muffin Break, Upper Crust etc.

Regional chains include Sayers/Pound Bakery in the North West, Wenzel's Bakery (London & South East), Warren's (South West) and Couplands (Northern).

Coupland has just been taken over by the Issa brothers (Mohsin and Zuber) who own Eurogarages and Asda, and who plan to massively expand the chain.

Major Coffee chains include Costa, which now served Marks and Spencers Sandwiches, Caffè Nero, Coffee Republic, AMT Coffee etc

Supermarkets also sell sandwiches and Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Marks & Spencers, Boots etc all sell massive amounts of sandwiches, as do petrol garages (gas stations) etc.

As for pies and pasties they are usually sold alongside sandwiches, although there are specialist pasty outlets such as the West Cornwall Pasty Chain, whilst you can pick up a Gingsters pasty in most stores or a Pukka Pie etc.

There are also lots of local bakeries and sandwich shop, which sell sandwiches, baked goods, pies, sausage rolls, and pasties as well as cakes.

As for sandwiches they usually come in four types, firstly the standard white or brown bread sandwich, secondly a cob or bap bun, thirdly a French style baguette (similar to a Sub) and finally a tortilla wrap. There are also too many numerous sandwich fillings to mention.

Pies and pasties come in all kinds of fillings including mincemeat, steak, chicken, cheese, vegetable and even curry flavours.

In terms of US companies, only two in respect of Starbucks and Subway have been successful so far, however there is a rather over priced Which Wich in London, whilst others such as Blimpie, Quiznos, Arby's, Schlotzsky's, Pot Belly Sandwich Shop have tried to expand in to the British market but were unsuccessful. I also very much doubt Which Wich will expand beyond London given it's prices.

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Old 05-01-2022, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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A local deli/mini convenience store/gas station.
'custom' maple ham/vt cheddar/lettuce/onions/black olives with chipolte mayo on their homemade bun. Cut in half. I could eat this every single day it is so good. (this place also makes their own donuts which are loved far and wide

if I'm dining out at a restaurant, Doc Pond's, for a crispy chicken sandwich.
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Old 05-01-2022, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Strangely enough, I’ve had some of the best sandwiches here at Arby’s. Their BLT on wheat was really good, but I think they did away with it. The joke in our family is if we like something, it gets eliminated.

There also used to be a bagel sandwich place called Brueggers Bagels. The ingredients were super fresh and the size was perfect, but I don’t think they exist anymore.
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Old 05-01-2022, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Strangely enough, I’ve had some of the best sandwiches here at Arby’s. Their BLT on wheat was really good, but I think they did away with it. The joke in our family is if we like something, it gets eliminated.

There also used to be a bagel sandwich place called Brueggers Bagels. The ingredients were super fresh and the size was perfect, but I don’t think they exist anymore.


The good thing about a lot of independent Bagel shops is that they are 24/7 and are cheap, the Beigel Shop and Beigel Bake, both on Brick Lane in London, are open all the time, as is Bagel King in Camberwell in South London. Whilst national chains such as the Bagel Factory or Brick Lane Bagel Co tend to close in the evening.

The British Jewish community tend to call them Beigels as opposed to Bagels.

What's The Difference Between Beigels And Bagels? - Mashed

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