The 10 Sandwiches You Need to Try Before You Die


Smorrebrod is a traditional open-faced sandwich served on rye bread with fish or deli meats and pate. It's highly customizable to suit individual preferences.


The Reuben sandwich is a messy and meaty deli staple made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing. Its origins are disputed among several creators in New York City over the past century.


For a bocadillo sandwich in Washington D.C., skip high-end Spanish restaurants and head to casual bodegas like La Tia Pepa. La Tia Pepa's bocadillo sandwich features Serrano ham and Manchego cheese.

Club Sandwich

The American Club sandwich originated in Saratoga Springs, New York at the Saratoga Club House. This double-decker sandwich features layers of turkey, bacon, tomato, cheese, lettuce, and mayo on white bread.

Chicken Sandwich

The chicken sandwich is a globally popular fast-food option available in many variations, from grilled to fried, blackened, seasoned, sliced, and wrapped. Chicken's popularity as a protein ensures the sandwich remains a favorite.

Banh Mi

The banh mi sandwich, first sold in the streets of Saigon in the 1950s, features a baguette likely due to Vietnam's French colonial history. The sandwich is filled with meat and pickled vegetables & requires two hands to enjoy.


Arepas are cornmeal sandwiches common in South America, but also found in Mexico and Central America. Colombians fill them with cheese and sometimes an egg, while Venezuelans use various ingredients.

Grilled Cheese

The grilled cheese sandwich has been enjoyed for centuries and is simply melted cheese between two slices of bread. Recipes for this sandwich date back to the Ancient Romans and the French Croque Monsieur predates sliced bread in the 1920s.


Torta ahogada is a Mexican sandwich that got its name from being drowned in salsa. In Guadalajara, a sandwich vendor accidentally dropped one in a vat of salsa, leading to the sandwich's popularity.

Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is a popular sandwich that gained popularity in the 1990s and is now trending. It is said to have originated in Australia and gained traction through social media and celebrity endorsements.