Sandwiches are a special thing — humble, easy to eat, and most importantly delicious. Whether it’s called a banh mi, a Rueben, or a po'boy, every cuisine and culture has its own version of this school lunchtime favorite. This simple food is always comforting and so versatile that it will never go out of style.
The beauty of a sandwich is that the options and flavor profiles are endless and only limited to your imagination. Although simplicity is usually a common theme, new and upscale combinations like fontina, mushrooms, and truffle deliver the same familiar satisfaction that eating a classic PB&J would. That’s because there’s nothing intimidating about a sandwich… everyone loves them. When you bite into a sandwich that has the perfect ratio of bread, fillings, and condiments, you experience a truly harmonious moment.
Because of the pure adoration this timeless food inspires, we have rounded up our favorite sandwich recipes that we just cannot get enough of, and many of them are a lot more exciting than the sandwiches you ate as a kid. From the classic club to fried soft-shell crab with harissa aioli and everything in between — in between two slices of bread, that is — these 30 sandwich recipes are better than mom used to make.