Finding Turkey Sandwiches

Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Sandwich at The Duck Dive
Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Sandwich at The Duck Dive

Leftover Turkey Sandwiches are something we look forward to each year and for some, the extra stuffing, turkey, gravy, potatoes and more is even better the second or third time around. Leftovers can be baked into a casserole or piled high between two slices of bread to make the ultimate sandwich, or you can venture to these restaurants which incorporate our favorite Thanksgiving leftovers into their most popular sandwiches.

San Diego is one of the few spots you can spend the day after Thanksgiving soaking up the sun on the beach! Swing by The Duck Dive, located just steps from the sand in PB, for delicious drinks and their Turkey, Bacon, Avocado & Tomato sandwich. Thick carved turkey, crispy lettuce, bacon, avocado, tomato and blue cheese is all served on a fresh ciabatta roll and would pair well with any of The Duck Dive’s signature cocktails.

If your favorite part of Thanksgiving just so happens to be mashed sweet potatoes, you’re in luck with Gaslamp Union Kitchen & Tap’s BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich. This hearty helping of braised jackfruit, smoked cherry bbq, baby kale slaw and crispy sweet potato is served on caramelized onion bread. Every sandwich at Union Gaslamp comes with your choice of green salad or house seasoned fries, or if you’re a true sweet potato fanatic, you can substitute sweet potato fries for just $1 more.

After an early morning spent Black Friday Shopping, refuel at Farmer’s Table in La Mesa, or at their newest location in Bay Park. And if you didn’t quite have enough turkey on Thursday, get your fix with the freshly made Shaved Turkey Sandwich served on sourdough bread. Roasted bell peppers, green onions, fresh mozzarella and of course, shaved turkey, make this one sandwich you’ll want to eat all year round.

Known throughout San Diego for their iconic El Cubano sandwich, Miss B’s Coconut Club offers island-inspired bites and fun, fruity cocktails. Wind down from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with an adult beverage and the tasty combo of lechon asado, smoked ham, gruyere, bread and butter pickles, spiced mustard, cilantro, garlic aioli all on a Cuban roll. Even if you don’t typically eat ham on Thanksgiving, the smoked ham on this sandwich is a must-try!

Cass Street, a Pacific Beach local favorite for over 30 years, is the kind of place you’d wander to when you need a little break from the family time that accompanies the holidays. The bar, tucked away from the tourist crowds of PB, has flat screen TV’s, pitchers, pool tables, shuffle board and a Thanksgiving Dinner Baguette, available the Friday after turkey day. Enjoy smoked and fried turkey, house crispy potatoes and cranberry sauce stuffed into a freshly made baguette, and pair with any of the rotating beer taps, cans or bottles.