Celebrate British Sandwich Week – our top 10 places to grab a bite to eat

The sandwich is far more than two slices of bread with ham or cheese wedged within – it’s a culinary masterpiece and a worldwide favourite! So whether you’re taking a lunch break or passing through the city, here are our 10 favourite sandwich shops.


Monty’s Deli Sandwich Bar – Colmore Row


Offering quality sandwiches, baguettes and daily specials, Monty’s Deli Sandwich Bar is the perfect place to grab lunch. Monty’s Deli Sandwich Bar covers all bases of sandwich to suit all times of the day. We love the breakfast menu especially!


Grand Central Kitchen – Stephenson Street


Escape the hustle and bustle of New Street Station and enjoy a brew with a view at the independent eatery, Grand Central Kitchen. Open from breakfast right through until dinner, the jerk chicken sandwich comes highly recommended.


EAT – Bullring


Take a pit stop from shopping and head to EAT in Bullring, where you’ll find a range of hot and cold classic sandwiches, baguettes, wraps, toasties and rolls. How does chicken, bacon and avocado sound?


Paul – Grand Central


If you’re looking for a tasty sandwich to enjoy on your train journey, visit the exquisite French bakery, Paul. All the sandwiches served have an authentic twist to really give you a taste of France. The Rôti Du Boeuf (roast beef, gherkins and mustard) is our favourite.


The Delhi – Union Street


The Delhi café in the middle of the city is far from your typical sarnie shop. Offering a wide range of sandwiches and baguettes, what really sets it apart from the rest is its homemade curries.


York’s Bakery Café – Stephenson Street


With a fantastic brunch menu and range of coffee, you could be forgiven for thinking York’s Bakery Café doesn’t sell sandwiches. Once you try a sandwich at York’s, it will definitely be your regular lunch stop. We were lucky enough to find a lamb and mint yoghurt ciabatta but the menu changes so check in daily to see what’s on offer!


Fat Sandwich Co. – Great Western Arcade


The lure of the name of this place is irresistible, and it certainly delivers on its promise. The Fat Sandwich Co. offers freshly made sandwiches, and you can load up your sandwich depending on what tickles your taste buds. If you’re after something different, we recommend the cheese and marmite toastie.


Sixteen Bakery – Piccadilly Arcade


If you’re looking for true home comfort, then head to Sixteen Bakery. The coffee shop next door and the bakery are managed by husband and wife, so you really get the family vibe here. The menu is hugely eclectic and includes cakes, salads, and of course, sandwiches. Who knows what treat you’ll find on your visit – we tucked into a Korean chicken and coleslaw sarnie!


Six Eight Kafe – Temple Row


Let’s face it, we know you’ve come here for the coffee. But just for once, pull up a chair, sit down and relax over a sandwich. There are a variety of homemade sandwiches at the counter, so take your pick and enjoy some lunch at this award-winning, independent coffee house.


Pret a Manger – Cherry Street


No sandwich list would be complete without a nod to one of the nation’s favourite sandwich hangouts. The menu here is proven to be of the highest quality and the choice is sophisticated yet affordable. The seafood sandwich range includes crayfish, salmon or tuna, as well as a huge vegetarian selection. We love the hot falafel and halloumi wrap!


British Sandwich Week takes place from Sunday 8th May to Saturday 14th May. There are many more places to enjoy a sandwich in the city. Take a look here – www.shoppinginbirmingham.com/directory   

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