National Sandwich Day is celebrated on November 3 each year. It’s a day to celebrate here in America where more than 300 million sandwiches are eaten every day.

Legend has it, the sandwich as its called today was popularized in 1762 by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. During a particularly long gambling binge at the card able, Montagu asked the house cook to bring him something he could eat without getting up from his seat, and the sandwich was born. Montagu enjoyed his meat and bread so much that he ate it constantly, and as the concoction grew popular in London society circles it also took on the Earl’s name.

While the sandwich typically consists of vegetables, sliced cheese or meat, placed on or between slices of bread, there are many styles of sandwiches especially here in Wichita.

If you’re wanting to celebrate National Sandwich Day, I have plenty of suggestions for you from not just myself but many readers out there. There was A LOT OF INPUT to bring this entire blog together. So here it is, 101 sandwiches worth trying. It was 100 but I added an extra one for part laughs/part seriousness. Let me know if you can spot it.

Each restaurant is linked to their Wichita Food & Booze Directory listing so you can learn more about the restaurant like their location, social pages, and more.

Flat Top PB&J from Norton’s Brewing Co

Albero Cafe – Chicken Saltimbocca (Ciabatta roll with garlic pesto aioli, grilled chicken, provolone, prosciutto, and arugala)

The Anchor – Thai Chicken Peanut (Grilled chicken breast, Kan-Grow’s Yum Yum Mix and microgreens, Thai chili peanut sauce, jalapeños and fresh cilantro on a toasted potato bun)

Angelo’s Italian Restaurant – Chicken Parmigiana Sub (Breaded chicken parm breast topped with mozzarella cheese, meat sauce and baked. Served on toasted bun)

Artichoke Sandwich Bar – The Famous #8 Sandwich (turkey, bacon, Swiss and cream cheese, lettuce and tomato, grilled on an onion hoagie, topped with Italian dressing and Parmesan cheese)

AVI Seabar & Chophouse – Tuna Melt (Albacore tuna salad, aged cheddar cheese and toasted rye.)

Bagatelle Bakery – Shawarma (Your choice of marinated chicken or beef with fresh tomatoes and pickles in tahini sauce wrapped in fresh pita bread and toasted to perfection, served with a side of hummus.)

Bagel Haus – LOX (Cured salmon, red onion, capers and plain schmear)

Barn’rds – Roast Beef Sandwich

B.C.’s Kitchen – Porkchop Sandwich

Beautiful Day Cafe – B.L.A.S.T. (bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, guacamole)

Bella Luna Cafe – Chicken Shawarmah (marinated chicken, lettuce and tomatoes in pita with homemade garlic sauce)

The Belmont – Jake’s Chicken Sandy (Fried chicken breast, pineapple coconut slaw, tomato & spicy sambal mayo)

Cheesesteak (Delaware Style) from Wichita Subs & More

Big B’s BeefItalian Beef

Big Dog Shack – Italian Sausage Sandwich

Bite Me BBQ – Prime Rib Sandwich

Bocco Deli – The Maestro (Ham, sweet pepper bacon, pepper jack, Parmesan, pepperoncini, roasted red peppers, spinach and roasted red sauce on focoaccia bread)

B.S. Sandwich Press – Raspby Bird Panini (Mesquite smoked turkey, raspberry jalapeno cream cheese, organic baby spinach on a French bread hoagie toasted on a panini press)

Cafe Maurice – Kafta Kabab (Ground beef onions and parsley, wrapped in pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes and tahini sauce)

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen – Monte Cristo

Cinnamon’s Deli – Turkey Avocado Cream Cheese Sandwich (Mayo, Sprouts, Avocado, Smoked Turkey, Cream Cheese)

Italian Beef sandwich from Big B’s Beef

City Bites – California Club (Turkey breast, bacon, provolone, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, blended oils, salt & pepper)

College Hill Deli – Mediterranean Vegan Delight (Roasted eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, tomato onions sauteed in garlic and cilantro in olive oil wrapped in spinach grilled bread.)

Copper Oven Cafe – Grilled Chicken Pesto & Provolone Cheese on Focaccia (Grilled-Breast of Chicken with Sweet Basil Pesto, Topped with Provolone Cheese and Served on Herb Crusted Focaccia Bread)

Da Cajun Shak – Fried Crawfish Po Boy

Da Chicken Shack & More – Spicy Chicken Sandwich

DeFazio’s Italian Restaurant – Sausage Sinker (Baked Italian sausage with green peppers and onions)

Delano Barbeque Company – Smoky Joe Sandwich

Delano Diner – Breaded Pork Tenderloin (Breaded tenderloin served on a bun with lettuce and tomato)

Dempsey’s Biscuit Co. – Clifton (fried chicken, bacon, covered in house-made sausage gravy)

Doo-Dah Diner – Turkey Focaccia (Honey roasted turkey, spinach, avocado, dill Havarti cheese, jalapeno bacon, & honey mustard. Served on basil & sun-dried tomato focaccia bread)

Fairmount Coffee – The Shocker (Oven roasted turkey, sliced bacon, sliced avocado, monterrey jack cheese, jalapeno ranch on wheatberry bread)

Fizz Bottles & Burgers – Cheddar Bacon Chicken (Grilled Chicken Breast, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, Red Onion, Shredded Lettuce, Roasted Garlic Sauce on a Toasted Bun)

The Flying Stove – Marinated Kale and Avocado Sandwich

The Fusion Restaurant – The Spanglish (naturally cured bacon, fried egg, avocado, caramelized onions, tomato, lettuce, chipotle aioli on toasted potato bread)

Gabby’s Peruvian Restaurant – Chicharron (fried pork tenderloin served on bread with fried sweet potatoes, salsa criolla)

The turkey on croissant from La Galette

Gambino’s Original – French Dip

Gerardo’s Restaurant – Torta Adobada

George’s French Bistro – Cordon Bleu (Fried chicken breast, smoked ham, Gruyère, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, arugula)

Great Harvest Bread Co. – Baja Chipotle Turkey (Turkey, avocado, pickled red onion, cabbage, Pepper Jack cheese, and Chipotle honey-lime yogurt sauce.)

Green Olive – Falafel

The Grinder Man – The Grinder (A combination of genoa, capocollo red, provolone cheese, with tomato, pickles, onions, and Italian dressing)

Harry’s Uptown Bar & Grill – New Yorker (choice of corned beef or smoked turkey, cheddar and Swiss with Harry’s horsey sauce on rye)

Hog Wild Pit BBQ – The Wild Hog (Pulled Pork with Hot Links)

HomeGrown – BLT-A+E (Yoder bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, mayo, fried egg on Delano wheat toast)

Il Vicino – Panino Casino (Capocollo ham, roasted turkey, tomatoes, provolone, red onion, dijon mayonnaise.)

Combination #2 at Kimlan Sandwiches

Kimlan Sandwiches – #2 Special Combination Bánh Mi (premium ham, headcheese, pork roll and pate)

Kimson Asian Market – #1 Banh Mi (grilled pork, cilantro, cucumber, pickled daikon, pickled carrot)

The KitchenThe Cuban (Citrus pork, smoked ham, swiss, dill pickle, mustard)

Knolla’s Pizza – Italian Sub (Hand-sliced ham, Genoa salami and provolone cheese topped with lettuce, tomato, and Italian dressing)

La Galette French Bakery – The turkey on croissant

Le Monde Cafe – New Orleans Style Tilapia Sandwich (Seasoned tilapia, served grilled or fried, with lettuce and tomato on a fresh baguette with remoulade sauce.)

Lola’s Bistro – Curry Braised Lamb (Curry braised lamb with red onion, roma tomatoes, and Tzatizika sauce on Naan bread)

Lotus Leaf Cafe – The Big D (Roasted turkey, spicy cranberry goat cheese spread, walnuts, spinach & wheat berry bread)

Kelly’s Family Diner – Classic B.L.T.

Mama’s Kitchen – Catfish Sandwich

McDonald’s – The McRib (Hate me all you want!)

Mediterranean Grill – Beef Filet Tostada on Focaccia (Tender beef filet mixed with green peppers, onions, tomatoes, Mediterranean seasonings with melted cheddar cheese spread over toasted focaccia bread.)

Merle's Place
The Reuben at Merle’s Place

Merle’s Place – The Reuben

Metro Bistro – Mahi Tropicana (seared white meat fish with garlic, basil, tartar sauce, cilantro, diced red onions, fresh mango spears, organic greens, and romat tomatoes served on toasted Cuban bread)

M.I.F. Deli Lamb Gyro (marinated lamb pieces served in a pita with lettuce, tomatoes, and special dressing)

The Monarch – The Roundabout (Thin sliced ham layered with brie, apple slices and dijon mustard served on a warm French baguette)

Nancy’s A-Maize-N Sandwiches – Nancy’s #8 (turkey, bacon, cream cheese, white-American cheese, lettuce, and tomato topped with creamy Italian dressing and Parmesan cheese on a grilled onion hoagie)

Barn'rds Restaurant
Barn’rds

N&J Cafe & Bakery – Gyro (Slow cooked lamb in a pita wrap with white onions, tomatoes, and our signature tzatziki sauce.)

Norton’s Brewing Company – Flat Top PB&J (Massive amounts of peanut butter and jelly, toasted to gooey perfection and dusted with powdered sugar)

Oak & Pie – Gangster Panini (hard salami, pepperoni, prosciutto, hot pepper blend, provolone, arugula, and Italian dressing)

Old Mill Tasty Shop – Muffaleta (Turkey pastrami, turkey, swiss and jack cheese, topped with olive salad on Kaiser roll)

O’Malley’s Irish Pub – The Shamrock Sub (Lots of corned beef, sauerkraut, and cheese on toasted French bread. Served with chips.)

Panera – Bacon Turkey Bravo

Paleterias Tropicana – Cubana Torta (beef tenderloin, chorizo sausage mixed with eggs, onion, avocado, american cheese, chipotle dressing)

Pig In Pig Out BBQ – Pulled Pork Sandwich

Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Da Chicken Shack & More

Pizza John’s – Hoagie (Ham, salami, and mozzarella cheese baked and topped with onion, lettuce, tomato, cherry peppers, and our own Italian dressing.)

Planet Sub – Smoky Southwest Chicken (Signature Chicken, Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Chipotle Sauce)

The PourHouse – Mango Chicken Salad Sandwich (Roasted chicken, mango and green onions, served with spring mix on brioche.)

Public at Brickyard – The Expos (St. Viateur Bagel, Scallion Cream Cheese, Cucumbers, Radishes, Pastrami Smoked Salmon)

Pumphouse – Smokestack (Smoked turkey, smoked beef, and smoked Gouda cheese. Topped with shredded lettuce and Russian mustard on Texas toast)

Prost – Schnitzel Sandwich (Breaded & fried pork cutlet served on a roll with mayo, lettuce, dill pickle, & lemon juice served with pommes)

Mahi Tropicana at Metro Bistro

R Coffee House – Chicken Salad Sandwich (House made chicken salad with cranberries and celery, spinach and sliced tomato on toasted ciabatta)

River City Brewing Co – RCB Turkey (Cream cheese, hot pepper jam, tomato, Swiss on toasted bread)

The Rusted Rooster – Trojan Turkey (sliced turkey, bacon, tomato, avocado, mozzarella and cream cheese with a drizzle of zesty italian dressing then panini pressed on toasted sourdough)

The Rusty Nail – Kansas Philly (Seasoned sirloin steak sliced with grilled bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, our house beer cheese & cheddar on a toasted hoagie.)

Scotch & Sirloin – Prime Rib Sandwich

Shawarma Restaurant – Beef Kabab

Torta Ahogadas from Taqueria La Chona

Sweet Allie B’s – Hot Italian (smoked turkey, black forest ham, salami, provolone with cilantro pesto and mayo on a Ciabatta bun)

Tanya’s Soup Kitchen – Lulu (Edamame and roasted garlic hummus with spinach, roasted peppers, toasted almonds and avocado on wheat toast)

Taqueria El Fogon – Hawaiiana Torta (al pastor, ham, cheese, avocado, cheese, big slices of pineapple)

Taqueria La Chona – Tortas Ahogadas / Mexican Sandwich ‘Guadalajara Style’ (Mexican birote bread pork tips refried beans spread pickled red onions and drowned in tomato salsa, spicy salsa optional)

Thao’s Bistro – Bánh Mi Pate Chả Lụ Ham (Pate and pork ham sandwich)

Todd Brian’s Brick Street Cafe & Tavern – California Chicken Flat Bread (seared deli chicken, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese and sour cream)

Twelve Restaurant – Underhill 2.0 (Seared tenderloin steak tips, roasted mushrooms, crispy onion strings, melted Jack cheese and tomato-bacon jam on toasted ciabatta roll)

Vietnom Nom – P.K.G. Banh Mi (eye of round steak, thai basil, bean sprouts, cilantro, onions, jalapenos)

Vora Restaurant European – French Dip (Sliced prime rib with caramelized onions and provolone cheese on a French roll with side of warm au jus and creamy basil horseradish sauce. Served with house-made fries.)

Walts East – Patty Melt (Ground beef patty, onions, and Swiss cheese on Rye bread)

Rusted Rooster
Trojan Turkey at Rusted Rooster

Watermark Cafe – Great Expectations (sliced turkey breast with house-made apricot curry mayo, lettuce and chopped walnuts served on foccacia)

West Street Burgers – Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

When Pigs Fly – Brisket Sandwich

Whiskey Dicks Bar & Grill – Buffalo Chicken Philly (Grilled or fried chicken with buffalo sauce, grilled onions, jalapeños, and swiss cheese)

Wichita Brewing Company – Italian Beef Dip

Wichita Subs & More – Cheesesteak (Delaware Style)

Wine Dive – Fried Egg (Two pan-fried local, organic eggs with truffle mayonnaise, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and Gruyere on sourdough.)

YaYa’s Euro Bistro – Prime Rib Au Jus (Shaved prime rib, horseradish crème, provolone, sautéed peppers, onion, mushrooms, hoagie roll.)

Ziggy’s Pizza – Cluck Norris (grilled chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mozzarella, parmesan, and Italian dressing)

Happy Dining,
Eddy


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1 COMMENT

  1. I like the Bulldozer a lot better at When Pigs Fly. Brisket is okay, but add smoked turkey and a hot link and it’s 3 times as good!

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