National Sandwich Day

The Ultimate Sandwich at Wood Ranch
The Ultimate Sandwich at Wood Ranch (courtesy photo)

Dating back to the 1700s, sandwiches have become a culinary staple in societies across the globe. With so many variations at our disposal, there’s no doubt that sandwiches will continue to stand the test of time. Don’t loaf around this National Sandwich day and roll on over to San Diego’s best sandwich pitstops around the city!

Kick off your Sandwich Day celebration with some morning grub at one of Breakfast Republic’s seven locations in North Park, Liberty Station, Encinitas, East Village, Ocean Beach, Carmel Valley and Pacific Beach. Snap a selfie surrounded by their quirky décor, and place your order for their Breakfast Sammie, comprised of Jurassic Pork Bacon, fresh tomato, herb spread and eggs sunny-side up, all packed between two slices of toasted sourdough bread.

Often found in small loncherias in Miami and Tampa, Florida, the Cuban sandwich has changed little (thankfully) since its creation in the early 1500s in Cuba. Typically bestowing juicy cuts of ham, roast pork, cheese and a crisp pickle, the Cuban’s savory profile is a time-tested masterpiece. That said, San Diegans can rest assured knowing they can still get their authentic Cuban fix at Mission Beach’s Miss B’s Coconut Club, a local beach bar and restaurant that boasts tropical allure matched with delectable dishes. Behold their El Cubano, crafted from lechon asado, smoked ham, gruyere, butter pickles, spiced mustard, and cilantro-garlic aioli, all piled on a Cuban roll.

Known for its farm-to-fork creations and culinary prowess, Farmer’s Table in Bay Park and La Mesa is a San Diego favorite. Each restaurant location touts charming and rustic décor indicative of the eatery’s farm-inspired focus, complete with upcycled fixtures that remind guests of their culinary integrity and dedication to sustainability. This National Sandwich Day, try your hand at their Steak Torta, a flavorsome and tender fusion of flavors made with New York steak, chimichurri aioli, butter lettuce, caramelized onions and fresh mozzarella.

Head to San Diego’s Gaslamp District this National Sandwich Day and swing by The Whiskey House, a neighborhood hotspot that not only offers over 2,500 types of whiskey, but their food menu is out of this world. Be sure to place your order for theirChicken Sandwich, prepared with melted cheddar, 1,000 Island, grilled onions, bacon, lettuce and tomato, and sip one of their many whiskey options while you wait!

A farm-to-fork restaurant in Mission Hills, it’s no surprise that Farmer’s Bottega offers its guests a number of dishes suited to healthy lifestyles. Bask in their quaint and cozy ambiance as you relish theirPortobello Gluten-Free sandwich, made with gluten-free bread crumb crusted Portobello mushroom, wild arugula, cilantro hummus, jack cheese and balsamic glaze on a gluten-free multigrain bread. Light and packed with farm-fresh vegetables, this sandwich is sure to get you through the rest of your working day!

Wood Ranch in Mission Valley is revered for its unrivaled barbecue options, so it’s only fitting that they have a sandwich selection to showcase their barbecue favorites. Cozy up in one of their inviting booths, and prepare to be blown away by The Ultimate, a sandwich deserving of a knife to the middle, and one hearty appetite. Piled high with Carolina pulled pork, Carolina slaw, Double R Ranch Brisket, Tillamook Swiss, grilled premium kielbasa, charred jalapeño and Famous Shredded Onions on a toasted brioche bun, this photo-worthy ‘wich is one you’ll never forget!