There’s a week for everything it seems and it just happens to be British Sandwich Week. We thought we’d share a few great carb creations with a twist. Put away your bread, butter, cheese and ham combo… 

Cali Toast

Sandwiches get an LA makeover at Bel-Air, going topless for a lighter feel, but with great flavours. Made with amaranth seed and quinoa rye bread choose from toppings of Green Eggs and Ham – green verbena harissa, ham hock and boiled egg; Avocado Dukkah; or keep it slightly British with Smoked Salmon, dill and cream cheese. And if you have a sweet tooth go for the Banana and Peanut Butter with flaked coconut and bee pollen.

Find them: Bel-Air | 54 Paul Street, EC2A 4LN

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Naan Sliders 

Rola Wala serve up ‘twisted’ naan sliders packing in spices, herbs and crunch showcasing delicious Indian flavours. They’re so versatile for sharing that spice-lovers and vegetarians can tuck in together! Go for toppings including the Beetroot and Coconut Dal, Goan Roast Pork (our fave) and Rola Bhaji. 

Find them: Street Feast London – Dalston Yard, Hawkerhouse and Model Market 

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Gourmet Lobster Roll 

Take your roll a few steps further with lobster (or crab) courtesy of B.O.B’s Lobster. Served up on paper plates from their 1957 VW camper van you’ll find them popping up in a lot of street food locations. This is perfect for summer feasting and don’t miss their lobster mac ‘n’ cheese for ultimate sharing. 

Find them: Street Feast London – Dalston Yard and Hawker house | Bedales at Spitalfields Market every Thursday.  

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Beef Busting Bagels

That’s how Bel Shapiro, of The Bell & Brisket describes the bagels, and we can see why: take some great tasting beef braised in Five Points railway porter, bagels from Spence Bakery, throw in some Vadasz Deli pickles and you’ve got a lip-smacking dish. 

Read our 60 Seconds with Bel here.

Find them: The Barley Mow | 127 Curtain Road, EC2a 3AU

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Melted Cheese

You can’t do a sandwich without oozing, gooey cheese, and for that it’s all about The Cheese Truck. These guys keep the menu short and simple with killer toasties, whether it’s Rosary Goat’s Cheese, Honey, Walnut and Rosemary Butter; or the Queso Chihuahah, Chorizo and Rocket.

Read our interview with The Cheese Truck here

Find them: Maltby Street Market | Ropewalk, London SE1 3PA

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Danish Smørrebrød

“If you eat rye bread open sandwiches and salad for lunch, nobody is going to tell you not to have a nice piece of homemade cake afterwards. It’s all about balance”, says Bronte Aurell, owner of The ScandiKitchen. You can’t hide cheap toppings on an open sandwich and they look delicious.

Read our interview with Bronte Aurell here.

Find them: The Scandi Kitchen | 61 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PP

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Po’ Boys

Taking on classic Creole and Cajun flavours Hank’s Po Boys serves up po’boy sandwiches crammed with spiced meats or hot fish. “The reason we love the food of Louisiana so much is that it’s such a blend of cultures and cuisines, making the dishes truly unique”, say founders Vic and Simon

Take it further with a recipe from Hank’s Po Boys here.

Find them: Southbank Centre Market | KERB West India Quay | KERB King’s Cross

Le-Bao

Steamed Buns

Well you have plenty of choice for steamed buns on London’s street food scene, but we say head to Le Bao, for their new residency at The Lido Cafe. Soft, pillowy and filled with modern twists for the fillings, these will take you to Taiwan. Don’t miss their new small plate selection on the menu too.

Find them: Le Bao at The Lido Cafe | Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA

Sub Cult

Subs with Soul

Serving up an Anglo-American ‘culture clash’ Sub Cult do rolls with a bit of soul. Our tip: try the Sub-Bourbon with Bourbon marinated pork in a toasted brioche sub with blood orange bacon garlic and sage jam topped off with pomegranate and coriander. Phew, thats a mouthful. 

Find them: Sub Cult | See website for locations 

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The Brownwich

This cookie/brownie hybrid sandwich from Chin Chin Labs filled with liquid nitrogen ice cream is the ultimate dessert sandwich creation. If you’re sceptical, this is tried and tested and our verdict is in – it’s a great collaborative indulgent treat!

Find them: Street Feast London – Hawker House | 49-50 Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF, UK

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And… one for luck: Prawn Toast

Victory Mansion is serving up a burnt Miso Prawn Toast perfect for brunch and lunch. For only £6 it does topped with sesame seed sprinklings and just the right amount of chilli, with the right kind of kick. Feast on it alongside one of Victory Mansion’s sophisticated cocktails, perfect to start your weekend.

Victory Mansion | 18 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7PL

Photo 04-05-2016, 14 48 27Don’t Miss

The Rainbow Melt with Mozzarella, Cheddar and Red Leicester (with a little bit of colour) on milk bread.

Melt Room | 26 Noel St, London W1F 8GY

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