Food & Nutrition

The 10 Best Sandwiches from Around the World

Cooks around the world know how to put together some pretty mouthwatering sandwiches.

Bánh mì — Vietnam

Vietnamese Pork Banh Mi Sandwich with Cilantro and carrot close-up on the table. HorizontalAS Food studio/Shutterstock

Bánh</em> comes from the Vietnamese word for bread, and the super-soft rolls used help set these sandwiches apart from a typical sub. Filled with delicious grilled pork and loaded with pickled veggies, cilantro, mayo and jalapenos, the bánh mì is anything but boring.

Jambon-beurre — France

Baguette with ham and cheese Fabio Balbi/Shutterstock

Perfect in its simplicity, the jambon-beurre brings together ham and butter on a crunchy baguette. You can add salty cornichons to this sandwich for extra crunch, or top it with melted Swiss cheese like this recipe suggestsPsst … Here’s the butter you should be using!

Panini — Italy

Club sandwich panini with ham, tomato, cheese and basilTimolina/Shutterstock

Tired of grilled cheese? Upgrade to a panino! (Panini is plural in Italian.) This hearty sandwich is usually ciabatta bread plus tons of Italian meats and cheeses, all pressed to perfection on a grill or in a panini maker (we love this one). They’re simple to make at home, using our most delizioso panini recipes.

Shawarma — Middle East

greek lamb meat gyros with tzatziki sauce, feta cheese and french friesJoshua Resnick/Shutterstock

Riffs on this delightful wrap are found throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. Greek gyros and Turkish doner kebabs share the same lineage with the shawarma. Grilled meat is cut off a spit and placed in a pita with tons of vegetables. It’s fresh and filling.

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