This is a list of notable sandwiches. In American English, a sandwich is understood to be a dish consisting of two or more pieces of bread with one or more fillings between them,[1][2][3] or one slice in the case of an open sandwich; however, in British English (and some other national English varieties), the definition of sandwich is narrower, requiring a sandwich to be made with bread sliced from a loaf, not other forms of bread such as rolls, buns, bagels or muffins.[4] This list article uses the American definition, so some of the sandwiches listed herein may not be considered sandwiches in other national varieties of English.

Sandwiches are a common type of lunch food often eaten as part of a packed lunch. There are many types of sandwiches, made from a diverse variety of ingredients. The sandwich is the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, a British statesman. Sandwiches can also have notable cultural impact.

Major types of sandwiches include:

Sandwich cookies and ice cream sandwiches are generally not considered sandwiches in the sense of a bread-containing food item, but are named by analogy.


Name Image Origin Description
American sub
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United States Traditionally uses sliced turkey breast, ham, roast beef, American, Swiss or Provolone cheese, chopped or shredded lettuce, tomatoes and green peppers on a roll of bread.
United Kingdom Often eaten with ketchup or brown sauce.
Bacon, egg and cheese
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United States Breakfast sandwich, usually with fried or scrambled egg.
Bagel toast
Bagel toast
Israel Pressed, toasted bagel filled with vegetables and cheese and grilled on a sandwich toaster or panini press.
Baked bean
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United States (Boston area) Canned baked beans on white or brown bread, sometimes with butter.
Bánh mì[5]
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Vietnam Filling is typically meat, but can contain a wide range of foods, including sardines, tofu, pâté, or eggs. Served on an airy baguette with pickled carrots, cilantro and peppers.
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United States (Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado & Louisiana) Served on a bun, with chopped, sliced, or shredded meat (pulled pork, beef, or chicken typically), and sometimes topped with coleslaw.
Barros Jarpa
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Chile Ham and cheese, usually mantecoso, which is similar to farmer cheese.
Barros Luco
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Beef (usually thin-cut steak) and cheese.
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Brazil Melted cheese, roast beef, tomato, and pickled cucumber in a hollowed-out French roll.
Beef on weck
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United States
(Buffalo, New York)
Roast beef on a Kummelweck roll, often topped with horseradish.
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Brazil Melted cheese, sliced fresh tomatoes with oregano, lettuce leaves, roast beef on pita bread with mayonnaise.
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United States Named for its ingredients: bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Often served on toasted sliced bread spread with mayonnaise.
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Spain Baguette bread with some variants of filling, often eaten in cafes and tapas bars.
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United States Sliced and sometimes fried bologna sausage between slices of white bread, with various condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup.
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Austria Usually grilled on white bread, containing a bratwurst sausage, onions, and a blend of tomato ketchup, mustard, and curry powder.
Germany A popular street food in Germany, often served on a roll with mustard in which case it is a sandwich. Some vendors offer a side dish of sauerkraut or french fries.
Breakfast roll
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Ireland, Scotland Convenience dish on a variety of bread rolls, containing such breakfast items as sausages, bacon, white or black pudding, mushrooms, tomatoes, hash browns, and fried eggs, often eaten with ketchup or brown sauce.
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United States Typically a scrambled or fried egg, cheese, and a sausage patty or other breakfast meat, served on a biscuit or English muffin.
British Rail United Kingdom Reference to the poor quality of catering on the now-defunct British Rail, this refers to any poor-quality sandwich, often stale.
Broodje kroket
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The Netherlands Soft bread roll containing a ragout-based croquette, often eaten with mustard.
Bun kebab
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India and Pakistan Consists of a shallow-fried, spicy patty, onions, and chutney or raita in a hamburger or hot dog bun.
Germany Single, open-faced, with butter.
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Italy Breaded and fried mozzarella sandwich.
Mexico Sliced avocado, meat, white cheese, onions, and red sauce (salsa roja), on a fluffy sesame-seeded egg roll, originally from the city of Puebla.
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Chile Thinly sliced churrasco-style steak, or lomito-style pork, with tomatoes, green beans, and green chiles, served on a round roll.
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Global (Such As Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, The Americas) Made with one or more varieties of cheese, often with other ingredients, such as butter or mayonnaise. When toasted (pictured), it is commonly referred to as a grilled cheese sandwich.
Cheese dream
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United States Open-faced grilled cheese sandwich with bacon.
Cheese and pickle
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United Kingdom Slices of cheese (typically Cheddar) and pickle (a sweet, vinegary chutney with the most popular brand being Branston), sandwiched between two slices of bread.
Pennsylvania/United States (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Thinly sliced steak and melted cheese in a hoagie roll, with additional toppings often including peppers, onions, and mushrooms, also known as a Philadelphia or Philly cheesesteak.
United States
Chicken sandwich can contain chicken cooked in a variety of ways. In the United States, common forms of chicken sandwiches include the grilled chicken breast sandwich, the fried chicken breast sandwich, the chicken salad sandwich, and the shredded (or barbeque) chicken sandwich.
Chicken fillet roll Ireland A bread roll filled with a fillet of processed chicken. It is a ubiquitous deli item in Ireland, served hot.
Chicken salad
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Global (Such As United States) Sandwich prepared with chicken salad as a filling.
Chicken schnitzel
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Australia, New Zealand and Austria Sandwich of crumbed, pan-fried chicken fillet, on buttered bread, with shredded iceberg lettuce and mayonnaise. An adaptation of the Austrian or Viennese schnitzel sandwich, which consists of crumbed pork, veal or chicken schnitzel on a Semmel or kaiser roll with mayonnaise or mustard and shredded lettuce. See also Cutlet sandwich, Italian.
Chili burger
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United States Hamburger, with the patty topped with chili con carne.
Chimichurris Dominican Republic Ground beef, chicken, or pork leg served on pan de agua and garnished with cabbage and salsa rosa.
Chip butty[9][10][11][12]
United Kingdom Sliced white bread (or a large, flat bread roll) filled with chips, usually sprinkled with salt and vinegar or tomato ketchup.
Chipped beef United States (Mid-Atlantic region and military cuisine) Sandwich prepared with thinly sliced or pressed salted and dried beef. Some chipped beef is smoked to add flavor.
Uruguay Filet mignon with mozzarella, tomatoes, mayonnaise, and commonly bacon, black or green olives, fried or hardboiled eggs, and ham
Chopped cheese
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United States (New York, NY[13]) Made on a grill with ground beef, onions, and topped by melted cheese and served with lettuce, tomatoes, and condiments on a hero roll.[13]
South America, Argentina Grilled chorizo, usually served on a crusty roll with salsa-type condiments, such as pebre, salsa criolla, or chimichurri. Morcipán is a variety of this using black pudding or blood sausage.
Chow mein sandwich United States (Massachusetts), China Gravy-based chow mein mixture placed on a hamburger bun, served hot
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Chile Thinly cut steak, grilled and served on a toasted bun. It can be served with almost any other ingredient, in which case its name changes to "churrasco+the new ingredient" (e.g.: churrasco palta = churrasco and avocado).
United States Triple-decker sandwich made with sliced turkey or chicken, bacon, tomato, and lettuce; usually contains mayonnaise.
Corned beef
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United States (New York City, NY) Corned beef often served with a condiment such as pickle or mustard.
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United Kingdom
Crisps and occasionally pickles on white bread.
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France Baked or fried ham and cheese (typically Emmental or Gruyère) brioche-sandwich, sometimes coated in a mornay or béchamel sauce.
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France Same as a croque-monsieur, but with a fried egg on top.
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United States (Tampa or Key West, Florida) / Cuba Ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard, and sometimes Genoa salami on Cuban bread, sometimes pressed and warmed in a plancha.
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United Kingdom Two thin slices of crustless, lightly buttered white bread, containing paper-thin slices of peeled cucumber. Often as a tea sandwich.
Cudighi United States (England) Spicy cudighi (a Michigan variety of Cotechino Italian sausage), on a long, hard roll, often topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce
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United States Multiple layers containing a wide variety of meats and condiments, named for Dagwood Bumstead of the comic strip Blondie.
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Germany, United States Sandwich usually ordered at a deli; choices include type of bread (toasted or untoasted,) type of meat (cold cut), type of sliced cheese, vegetable fillings (lettuce, tomato, onion, etc.), and condiments.
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United States Sandwich containing a Denver omelette.
Döner kebab
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Germany Döner kebab is meat cooked on a vertical spit, normally veal or beef but also may be a mixture of these with lamb, and sometimes chicken. This may be served wrapped in a flatbread such as lavash or pita, or as a sandwich.
Donkey burger
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China Chopped or shredded savory donkey meat in a bun, sold in Baoding, Hebei Province as street food, and also in high-end restaurants.
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Trinidad and Tobago Two flat fried bara (bread), containing curried chickpeas or garbanzo beans.
Doughnut sandwich
United States A sandwich made with a doughnut instead of bread (can be made with fried chicken, bacon, ham, sausage, cheese, etc.)
Dyrlægens natmad
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Denmark Made with a piece of dark rye bread, a layer of leverpostej, topped with a slice of salt beef and a slice of meat aspic, topped with raw onion rings and garden cress.
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United States Peanut butter, banana, and bacon.
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  • Generic sandwich: This contains eggs, usually sliced hard boiled eggs or egg salad, but may be made with fried or (more rarely) scrambled egg, topped with the local roe spread, locally called kaviar.
  • Egg salad sandwich: A chopped egg mixed with mayonnaise.
  • Eggs Benedict is an open-faced sandwich consisting of an English muffin topped with meat, eggs, and hollandaise sauce.
  • Egg spread: Polish version of egg salad, similar to a Japanese egg salad sandwich, most of the times with addition of garlic and Polish pickled cucumbers mixed in.
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Middle East Deep-fried balls of ground, seasoned chickpeas topped with salad vegetables, hot sauce, tahini-based sauces, and pickled vegetables, wrapped in or added to the pocket of a split-open pita bread.
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Crusty bread rolls filled with fish (most commonly Bismarck or soused herring) and onions.
Fishcake butty United Kingdom Commonly served in fish and chip shops especially in the North of England, it consists of a fish cake (either the scollop/"Yorkshire" style made with a piece of fish fillet sandwiched between thick slices of potato, battered and fried; or with the rissole type of fishcake made with mashed potato mixed with flakes of fish and battered and fried) served in a soft white bread roll. Some fish and chip shops may offer both types. The fish used for both types is a white fish, often haddock.
Fish finger
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United Kingdom A common British comfort food.
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United States (Massachusetts) Peanut butter and marshmallow creme.
Fool's Gold Loaf
United States (Colorado) Consists of a single warmed, hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly, and a pound of bacon. In 1976, Elvis Presley and some of his friends flew to Colorado to consume them.[14]
Portugal Wet-cured ham, linguiça, fresh sausage, steak or other roast meat, topped with melted cheese, a hot thick tomato and beer sauce.
Francesinha poveira Portugal Bun with wet-cured ham, linguiça, and cheese, sauced with butter or margarine, piri-piri, and port wine, whiskey, cognac, or brandy.
French dip
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United States
Thinly sliced roast beef on a baguette, served hot, usually au jus (with juice).
Fried brain
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United States Sliced pork or calves' brain, battered and deep-fried, on rye bread or hamburger bun, often served with pickles, raw onion, and mustard.
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South Africa Deli-style sandwich similar to the hoagie, often containing french fries, with other variations, prepared with masala steak, chicken, polony, Vienna sausages, calamari, fish, or chargrilled steak.
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United States (St. Louis, Missouri) Half section of Italian or French bread with garlic butter, containing ham and Provel cheese, topped with paprika, then toasted.
Glasgow Oyster
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Scotland A scotch pie on a morning roll
Grilled Cheese
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United States
A slice of bread grilled with melty cheese.
Gua bao
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China, Taiwan Fujianese sandwich consisting of a slice of stewed meat and other condiments sandwiched between flat steamed bread.
Mexico (Mexico City) Tamale in a Mexican bolillo roll. A very common morning street food in Mexico City. It is also called torta de tamal.
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"Pita gyro" or "psomaki gyro", depending on the type of bread used, includes meat roasted on a vertical spit, with tomato, potatoes, raw, often red onion and tzatziki sauce, wrapped in pita or sandwich bread.
Hagelslag or vlokken
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The Netherlands Chocolate sprinkles or flakes usually served on buttered bread.
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Global (Such As France, United States, United Kingdom) May be accompanied by cheese or salad. Condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, or pickle may be present.
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United States
Common sandwich prepared with ham and sliced cheese. Additional ingredients may include lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and other ingredients.
Ham and egg bun
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Hong Kong Sliced Danish canned ham with sliced scrambled egg sheet in a halved sweet bun.
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United States Ground beef patty, often with vegetables, sauces and other meats, usually on a round bun. A cheeseburger is also topped with cheese.
Hamdog Australia Hot dog wrapped in a beef patty, deep-fried, then covered with chili, a few french fries, and a fried egg.
Har cheong gai burger Singapore Har cheong gai (chicken fried with fermented shrimp paste).
United States (Springfield, Illinois) Thick-sliced, toasted, open-faced sandwich, it usually contains hamburger patties or ham, but other meat, such as deep-fried pork tenderloin, grilled or fried chicken breast, and fried fish fillets, can be used. The meat is topped with French fries and covered with a cheese sauce.
Hot brown
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United States (Louisville, Kentucky) Open-faced with turkey and bacon, topped with mornay sauce, and baked or broiled. Variation of Welsh rarebit.
Hot dog
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United States A hot dog is a food consisting of a grilled or steamed sausage served in the slit of a partially sliced bun. It can also refer to the sausage itself. The sausage used is a wiener or a frankfurter.
Indian taco
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United States Seasoned beef or beans topped with lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheese, and other condiments on Indigenous frybread, often folded.
Italian beef
United States (Chicago, Illinois)
Thin slices of seasoned, juicy roast beef, often garnished with giardiniera or Italian sweet peppers, on a dense, long Italian-style roll.
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United States Prepared on a long bread roll or bun with meats such as salami, mortadella and capicolla along with cheese, tomato, olive oil, salt and black pepper.
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United Kingdom Buttered bread, with fruit jam/conserve, normally eaten at lunchtime or as a quick snack, may also be eaten at breakfast or for tea.
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France French baguette with butter and ham. Also known as "Parisien," it is the most popular sandwich in France.
United States (Chicago, Illinois) Meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato, between flattened, fried green plantains (instead of bread), with garlic-flavored mayonnaise.
Jucy Lucy
United States (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Cheeseburger with the cheese inside the meat patty rather than on top.
Katsu sando(ja)
Japan Breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet (tonkatsu).
Kabuli burger Peshawar, Pakistan and Afghanistan A flat bread wrap with chips and sausage seasoned with salt, chili powder and curry sauce or ketchup.
Kaisers Jagdproviant Austria Finger sandwich with ham, pickles, eggs and cheese.
Khao Jee Pâté Laos Similar to Vietnam's bánh mì, it is a street food prepared using pork liver pâté,[15] stuffed with pork or Lao sausage,[16] sliced papaya, carrots, shallots or onion, cucumber, cilantro and sometimes Jeow bong or chili sauce.
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Anatolia and Balkans and especially Greece Lamb or goat intestines, containing seasoned offal.
Germany Buttered brown bread with smoked pork sausage (Kottenwurst), fresh onion rings, and spicy mustard.
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Turkey Turkish sandwich featuring pre-griddled cheese on a special bun enriched with chickpea flour. Kumru translates to "turtledove" in Turkish.
Austria, Switzerland and southern Germany Meatloaf-like dish which, despite the name, may contain neither liver nor cheese. It is commonly served on a Kaiser roll with mustard or mayonnaise.
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United States
They are typically prepared with buttered rye bread, Limburger cheese, sliced onion and mustard. Pictured is Limburger cheese and bread.
Lobster roll
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United States (United States Northeast), Canada (Canada Maritime provinces), United Kingdom (England) Lobster meat tossed with either mayonnaise ("cold") or drawn butter ("hot") stuffed into a slit opening at the top of a grilled bread roll or hot dog bun.
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United States Lox on a bagel with cream cheese, thinly sliced onion, capers, and sometimes sliced tomato.
Luther burger
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United States Hamburger or cheeseburger on glazed doughnuts instead of a bun.
Marmalade United Kingdom White bread, butter and orange marmalade, popularized by the Paddington books by Michael Bond.
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United Kingdom Marmite spread thinly with butter or margarine onto toast or bread. Sometimes combined with cheddar cheese.
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United States Meatballs in marinara sauce, with melted Parmesan or provolone cheese, on a long bun or section of Italian loaf. Might include Italian-style accompaniments such as bell peppers, basil, or Italian-dressed lettuce.
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Cuba Roast pork, ham, mustard, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles served on sweet bread.
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United States Generic sandwich containing a filling and a layer of cheese, grilled or fried until the cheese is melted.
Germany Open sandwich consisting of a sliced bun, topped with Mett (seasoned minced raw pork without bacon), frequently with a garnish of raw onion rings or diced raw onion.
Belgium French fries and fried meat with sauce on a demi-baguette.
Mollete Mexico Open sandwich consisting of a bolillo roll topped with refried beans, cheese and peppers, and grilled.
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Spain & Portugal Small, usually grilled, and may contain a variety of fillings. Some bars offer a variety of 200 different types of these sandwiches.[citation needed]
Monte Cristo
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United States
Sliced ham and cheese (usually Emmental or Gruyère) between slices of French toast and batter-fried. In some regions it is sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with jelly or jam. In other regions (New England), it is served savory with French mustard and no powdered sugar.
Montreal-style smoked meat
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Canada Sandwich made from cured and smoked brisket with yellow mustard, usually on rye bread.
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Italy Any sandwich containing mortadella, a large Italian sausage.
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United States Hot dog bun containing a Chicago-style corn-roll tamale, topped with chili.
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United States Originated in New Orleans' Italian-American community, this contains meats, cheeses, and olive salad on a round bun.
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India, Pakistan & Bangladesh Vegetables or beef on naan bread.
Obložené chlebíčky
Czech Republic Type of open sandwich served as an appetizer or snack.
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Nordic (Such As Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland & Estonia), United States Consists of a single slice of bread with one or more food items on top.
Mexico Made with pambazo bread dipped in a red guajillo pepper sauce and filled with potatoes and chorizo.
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France Round bread (bread bagnats) topped with green salad, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, tuna, anchovies, cucumbers, fava beans, artichokes, green peppers, radishes, onions, basil, and black olives. Condiments may include garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Served chilled.
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Italy In Italy, panino is the word for a sandwich made from bread other than sliced bread, in which case Italians call it a tramezzino. Examples of bread types used are ciabatta, rosetta and baguette. The bread is cut horizontally and filled with deli ingredients such as salami, ham, cheese, mortadella, or other food, and is sometimes pressed by a warming grill. In the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, the term panini is used to refer to a long pressed and toasted sandwich; there is widespread availability and use of sandwich presses, often known as "panini presses."
Pastrami on rye
United States (New York City, NY), Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia A sandwich made famous in the Jewish kosher delicatessens of New York City.
Pasty barm
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United Kingdom A meat and potato pasty in a buttered barm cake, particularly popular in Bolton.
Pattie butty United Kingdom Consists of a pattie made from mashed potato flavoured with sage, battered and fried, in a soft white bread roll. They are sold in fish and chip shops in Kingston upon Hull and surrounding areas.
Patty melt
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United States Consists of a hamburger patty, pieces of sautéed or grilled onion, and Cheddar or Swiss cheese between two slices of bread.
Turkey A sandwich consists of french fries and condiments such as Ketchup or mayonnaise.
Peameal bacon sandwich Canada Peameal bacon, a type of back bacon, inside a kaiser roll.
Peanut butter and jelly
United States Jam is often used in place of jelly. Also known as a PB&J. PB&J may also be served with fresh fruit rather than jam, with thin sliced apples, pears, or bananas.
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Argentina Simple Argentine sandwich, traditionally filled with cheese, cured meat, tomato, and mayonnaise. Pebete actually refers to the bread used for the sandwich - a soft oval bun with a spongy inside, and a thin toasted crust.
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Spain Steak sandwich that is common in Mexico and Venezuela. In Spain it usually also contains aioli.
Pepper and egg, Italian Italy and the United States (in areas where there was a concentration of Italian immigrants). Sauteed Italian long hots, sliced (not diced) in olive oil, (garlic is optional), coated with scrambled eggs and cooked until the eggs are firm. Seasoned with salt and pepper and Parmesan or other hard (aged) cheese, such as Romano or Pecorino. Then the mixture is stuffed into an Italian-style roll or between two slices of Italian bread. This may also be served with sliced tomatoes.
United States Roast turkey, cranberries or cranberry sauce and cheddar cheese.
Pimento cheese United States Common food preparation in the Southern United States, a spread or relish made with cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, salt and pepper, blended to either a smooth or chunky paste.[21] Regional variations incorporate additional ingredients. Also eaten in the United Kingdom (see "Tea" in this list) and the Philippines.[22]
Pistolette United States (Louisiana) Stuffed and fried bread roll (sometimes called stuffed pistolettes) in the Cajun areas around Lafayette. This also refers to a type of submarine-shaped bread about half the size of a baguette that is popular in New Orleans for Vietnamese bánh mì and other sandwiches.[23]
Pit beef
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United States, Baltimore Typically served on a kaiser roll. Popular toppings include onions and tiger sauce (mayonnaise + horseradish).
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Balkans Patty dish popular in the Balkan region of Southeastern Europe, a sandwich utilizes the Pljeskavica patty and bread.
Po' boy
United States Crusty long roll split and filled with cold cuts, roasted beef or fried seafood. The New Orleans analogue to the sub or hoagie.
Polish boy
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United States (Cleveland, Ohio) Kielbasa sausage in a bun, covered with french fries, barbecue sauce (or hot sauce), and coleslaw.
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Italy A sandwich made of roast pork with Italian-type spices such as rosemary, garlic, fennel and others in varying proportions. It is popular as street food (usually sold from white trucks) throughout central Italy. It was transplanted to America in the late 19th century by Italian immigrants and is known as the "roast" pork sandwich, very popular in the northeastern United States. In America it is often served with provolone cheese and "greens" which may be spinach or broccoli raab.
Finland Half-inch slice of thick sausage, usually with diced red or sweet onion, sliced pickles, ketchup, mustard, and sometimes mayonnaise, on white bread.
Pork chop bun
Macau Popular dish in Macau, the bun is extremely crisp outside and very soft inside, containing a freshly fried pork chop.
Pork roll sandwich
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United States (New Jersey) Pork roll still is the predominant term in South Jersey, but in the northern part of the state it is "Taylor Ham".[24] It is grilled pork roll served several ways. This can be served with a fried egg, or a fried egg with cheese. Variations include serving with grilled pork roll and cheese or just grilled pork roll. Although classically served on a kaiser roll, bread variations include bagels, English muffins, or other breads.
Pork tenderloin
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United States Midwest Thin, tenderized, deep-fried pork loin, typically served on an undersized bun.
Prawn roll
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Australia Cooked shrimp in a small sandwich roll, dressed with remoulade, Thousand Island dressing or cocktail sauce, sometimes garnished with boiled egg slices and lettuce.
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United States (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Selection of grilled meats topped with french fries, coleslaw, and tomato on Italian bread.
Princess Bulgaria Open-faced toasted sandwich, usually topped with minced meat (mixed with egg and spices) and kashkaval, though the term could also refer to a vegetarian version topped with a mixture of kashkaval, sirene and egg. Could be seasoned with ketchup, mayonnaise or chubritsa or sharena sol (Bulgarian spice mix). A regional term for a princess sandwich with minced meat is strandzhanka.
Prosperity Sandwich
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United States (St. Louis, Missouri) Ham and turkey topped with broiled cheese. Sometimes includes bacon and tomato.
Pulled pork
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Southern United States Barbecue sandwich in which pork (usually shoulder) is smoked slowly at a low temperature until the meat becomes tender enough that it can be "pulled" or shredded with two forks. The pork is served on a bun and often topped with barbecue sauce and vinegar- or mayonnaise-based coleslaw depending on the region.
United States (Omaha, Nebraska or New York, NY) Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, topped with Russian or Thousand Island dressing, on rye bread, then grilled. Creamy coleslaw replaces the sauerkraut in some places.
Roast beef
United States (Pennsylvania, Massachusetts & New Jersey)
Sliced roast beef or sometimes beef loaf on bread. A variant of this sandwich is the roast beef special (deli sandwich) which is sliced roast beef, thousand island salad dressing and cole slaw served, generally, on rye bread.
Roti bakar
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Indonesia Toasted white bread with a filling such as butter, jam, chocolate spread, cheese, or other (generally sweet) fillings.
Roti john
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Southeast Asia
Basic ingredients are eggs, chopped onions, sambal paste, salt, and pepper, cooked as an omelette with the bread added on top before it's fully cooked. Many variations include canned sardines, chicken, beef, or mutton. Garnished with mayo, chili sauce, and cheese.
Rou jia mo
China Stewed pork, chopped finely, and stuffed in mo, a kind of flatbread.
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Finland Sandwich made of traditional Finnish dark rye, buttered, with lettuce, hard-boiled egg, pickles, tomato, and choice of cheese and meat (typically pork). Known colloquially as "The Winning Combination."
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United States Bun filled with a mixture of (usually) loose meat, cabbage, and cheese. The fillings are baked inside the bread, similar to a kolache. Popular in the Midwestern United States, especially Nebraska.
Israel Pita stuffed with fried aubergine, sliced hard boiled egg, tahini sauce and Israeli salad, among other ingredients.
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United States (Richmond, Virginia) Hot pastrami, grilled knockwurst, melted Swiss and hot mustard on rye bread.[25]
Sándwich de milanesa
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Southern Cone (Argentina & Uruguay) Type of sandwich eaten in Argentina and Uruguay. Mainly a large schnitzel with lettuce and sliced tomato, sometimes with added sliced boiled egg, and mayonnaise. Usually but not exclusively the bread is a white baton or a short baguette type of bread. Pictured is a sándwich de milanesa from Tucumán.
Sandwich loaf
United States Alternating layers of bread and filling frosted to resemble a layer cake.
Sandwiches de miga
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Argentina Made with single-, double-, or triple-layered, buttered, very thin white bread with crust removed, toasted or un-toasted, containing thinly sliced meat, as well as eggs, cheese, tomatoes, green peppers, lettuce, olives, and sometimes other vegetables. Similar to the British finger sandwiches for afternoon tea, but the bread layers are thinner.
Salt beef bagel
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United Kingdom Corned beef served in a bagel, sometimes with English mustard and pickles.
Scallop butty United Kingdom One or more thick slices of potato, battered and deep fried, served in a soft white bread roll. Common in fish and chip shops in the North of England, and sometimes called a scollop rather than scallop.
Sealed crustless
United States The filling in this sandwich is sealed between two layers of bread by a crimped edge and has the crust subsequently removed. A popular variety in the United States is peanut butter and jelly. This type of sandwich is mass-produced by The J. M. Smucker Company under the brand name "Uncrustables".
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The Levant
Arab world
Middle East
Flatbread with meat (traditionally lamb) cooked on a vertical spit. Additional fillings include vegetables such as tomato, cucumbers, onions, and pickles, and a sauce, often yogurt- or tahini-based.
Shooter's sandwich
United Kingdom Prepared by filling a hollowed-out long loaf of bread with cooked filet mignon steak, cooked mushrooms, salt and pepper.[26][27]
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United States A miniature hamburger about three inches in diameter, but may also contain other toppings
Sloppy joe
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United States Ground meat, usually beef, cooked with seasoned tomato sauce and served on a round bun.
Sloppy joe (New Jersey)
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United States Triple-decker rye bread sandwich made with one or more types of sliced deli meat, such as turkey, ham, pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, or sliced beef tongue, along with Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing.
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Sweden Multiple layers of white or light rye bread containing creamy fillings, such as egg and mayonnaise, liver paté, olives, shrimp, ham, various cold cuts, caviar, tomato, cucumber, cheese, and smoked salmon.
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Denmark Open-faced, buttered dark rye bread with cold cuts, pieces of meat or fish, cheese, or spreads.
Sol over Gudhjem
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Open-faced sandwich on rugbrød, with smoked herring, chives, and a raw egg yolk.
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Greece Sizzling skewer of pork, or chicken roasted, shaved off the spit, and marinade ranging from hot barbecue to sweet, all laid out on a rolled pita bread, sprinkled with the choice of lettuce, tomato, cheese, red onion, and oregano, and doused with tzatziki sauce.
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Australia Prepared with cooked spaghetti, sauce and bread.
South Africa A hollowed out quarter loaf of bread, filled with a variety of ingredients such as chips, cheese, polony and atchar.[28][29] The sandwich is also known as a kota.[28][30][31]
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United States (Binghamton, New York) Marinated cubes of chicken, pork, lamb, veal, venison, or beef, grilled on a spit, and served in a bun.
St. Paul
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United States (St. Louis, Missouri) Egg foo young patty (containing bean sprouts and minced white onions), dill pickle slices, white onion, mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato on white bread.
Steak bomb
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United States Grilled, over-stuffed submarine roll, containing shaved steak, and topped with salami, melted provolone, sautéed onions, and bell peppers.
Steak burger
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United States Typically prepared with ground, sliced or minced beefsteak meat. Additional meats are also used.
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United States
Prepared with cooked steak, served on bread or a roll. Steak sandwiches may include toppings such as cheese, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, and in some instances fried eggs, cole slaw, or french fries.
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United States Generic sandwich served on a long French or Italian roll which may contain a wide variety of sliced meats, vegetables, and condiments, including lettuce, tomato, sweet peppers, onions, olives, and mushrooms. Also known regionally as a hero, a hoagie, a grinder, or a zep, among other names. In the United Kingdom it is named a baguette, after the French bread used to make it.
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United States Common in Iowa, consists of a mixture of unseasoned ground beef and sauteed onions, sometimes topped with pickles, ketchup, and mustard, on a bun.
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United Kingdom Thinly sliced white bread with crusts removed, lightly buttered, containing a light spread of cream cheese or mayonnaise mixture, and often radishes, cucumber, asparagus, or watercress. Other fillings may be pimento cheese, ham with mustard, smoked salmon, fruit jam, curried chicken, and egg salad.
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United Kingdom Thin slice of toast between two thin slices of bread with a layer of butter, and salt and pepper to taste.
Toast Hawaii
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Germany Slice of toast with ham, a maraschino cherry in the middle of a pineapple slice, and cheese, grilled from above, so the cheese starts to melt.
United States Two slices of bread with various fillings, toasted and edges sealed with a sandwich toaster.
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United States Tofu, typically broiled or baked, with vegetables.
Tongue toast
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United States Sautéed beef tongue and scrambled eggs, served open-faced[34][35]
Mexico Mexican roll (either telera or bolillo) spread with mayo or refried beans and stuffed with various sliced meats, cheeses, vegetables (usually tomatoes, onions and avocado) and choice of pickled jalapeños or chipotle peppers. It can either be made ahead and tightly wrapped for a packed lunch or (if made to order) grilled on both sides with some butter.
Torta ahogada
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Mexico (Guadalajara) Birote bread (similar to bolillo) filled with "carnitas" (deep-fried pork), shredded chicken or other meats, beans and cheese. The torta is then dipped in a very hot tomato and dried chile de árbol sauce and topped with pickled sliced onions.
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Italy Triangular white bread with the crusts removed, with fillings such as tuna and olive and prosciutto, served in Italian bars throughout the day.
Bolivia Slice of breaded meat, fried potatoes, a fried egg, rice, and salad (tomatoes, onions, and locotos) between two slices of bread.
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United States Usually made with tuna salad, which may include mayonnaise, sweetcorn, cucumber, or celery. Other common variations include the tuna boat and tuna melt.
Turkey Devonshire
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United States Hot open-faced sandwich on toasted bread with hot turkey, bacon, tomatoes, and a cheese sauce.
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United States Usually made with smoked turkey, it can also have other ingredients and condiments, such as cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard.
Vada pav
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India Potato fritter coated in chickpea flour (batata vada) in a bun.[37]
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Australia Vegemite is a dark brown Australian food paste made from used brewers' yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacturing, various vegetables, wheat, and spice additives. It is a spread for sandwiches, toast, crumpets, and cracker biscuits, as well as a filling for pastries.
Veggie burger
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United States Hamburger-style patty made only of non-meat ingredients.
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United States
Meats, cheeses, and vegetables served in a wrap.
Wurstbrot (sausage bread)
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Germany and Austria Simple and common German or Austrian sandwich prepared with thin slices of lunch meat or sausage, sometimes buttered. Variations include the addition of cheese or pickle slices.
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Japan Hot dog bun stuffed with fried noodles, frequently topped with pickles, such as beni shōga, with mayonnaise.
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Poland Open-face sandwich on halved baguette or other long roll, usually topped with sautéed mushrooms, cheese, ham or other meats, and vegetables. Toasted until cheese melts and served hot with ketchup.

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