Cemita rolls at a market in Puebla, Mexico
Alternative namesCemita poblana
TypeBread roll or sandwich
Place of originMexico
Region or statePuebla

The cemita is a sandwich originally from Puebla, Mexico. Also known as cemita poblana, it derives from the city (and region) of Puebla.[1][2] The word refers to the sandwich as well as to the roll it is typically served on, a bread roll covered with sesame seeds.[3] Additionally, the ingredients usually are restricted to sliced avocado, meat, Oaxaca cheese, onions, the herb pápalo and chipotle adobado, or jalapeño.[1]


The Real Academia Española[4] says cemita comes from "acemite" (archaic Spanish for "bran")[5] which in turn comes from Aramaic, and is related to Greek σεμίδαλις (semídalis) ("semolina").


The Daily Meal reviewed the cemita, saying "there are numerous variations, but it's always a delicious mouthful" in their article "12 Life-Changing Sandwiches You've Never Heard Of".[6]

See also


  1. ^ a b Lubow, Arthur (20 November 2005). "Bread and Chocolate". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ Zaslavsky, Nancy (1997). A Cook's Tour of Mexico: Authentic Recipes from the Country's Best Open-Air Markets, City Fondas, and Home Kitchens. Macmillan. p. 154. ISBN 9780312166083. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ Gold, Jonathan (2000). Counter Intelligence: Where to Eat in the Real Los Angeles. Macmillan. p. 51. ISBN 9780312267230. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Buscon.rae.es".
  5. ^ "Buscon.rae.es".
  6. ^ Dan Myers (27 February 2015). "12 Life-Changing Sandwiches You've Never Heard Of". The Daily Meal. Retrieved 2015-03-03.