Restaurants Shaking Up the Classic Sandwich Across Canada

August 3rd is National Sandwich Day, and we’re on a mission to make sure this humble lunchtime staple gets the credit it deserves.

The sandwich is so popular that one study in America found that nearly 50% of people ate one sandwich per day.

They come in all shapes and sizes, get eaten at all times of day, and are consumed by cultures around the world. As long as you have some type of filling surrounded by bread, you’re eating a sandwich.

These picks ain’t your mama’s PB&J, but they may be just as comforting. Read on for 7 delicious sandwich spots to order from across Canada.

Katsupan Japanese Sandwich (Toronto)

Blending Katsu (fried meat) and Shokupan (Japanese milk bread), Katsupan is putting a Japanese spin on a traditional sandwich.

Their milk bread is baked fresh in house and comes in an Original flavour (for sandwiches and toast) as well as Sweet Matcha, Vanilla, and French Cocoa, and sandwich fillings range from crispy meat cutlets to miso marinated egglplant to egg salad.

Katsupan is not only focused on serving up a delicious new take on a classic menu item, they’re also dedicated to providing the best takeout experience. Order from one of their two GTA locations today!

Address: 3262 Midland Ave, E111, Scarborough & 384 Bloor St W., Toronto



Have you ever wondered what it would taste like to sandwich a fully loaded burger in between two grilled cheeses?

Meltwich‘s Big Melt, Monster Melt, and Grilly Steak have your answer.

It’s not just burgers on the menu. At Meltwich, you’ll find a menu full of tasty sandwiches created in celebration of cheese. With 35 locations across the country, you just might find their cheesy comfort food in a town near you.

Address: Multiple locations across Canada @meltwichcanada


Siegels Bagels (Vancouver)

Siegels is bringing coveted Montreal style bagels to the West coast. Cooked fresh daily in a wood fired oven, their bagels are a tried and true family recipe.

Their menu boasts a vast assortment of delicious breakfast and lunch bagel-wiches — like their popular Lox & Cream Cheese Sandwich, Big Breakfast Bagel, or the classic Reuben Sandwich.

Not in Vancouver? They’ll even ship their delicious fire baked bagels by the dozen anywhere in Canada – order here!

Address: 1883 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver & Granville Island Public Market — 1689 Johnston St #22, Vancouver @siegelsbagels


Bird Dawgs

Bird Dawgs by Buffalo Wild Wings are the sandwich you didn’t know you needed — hand-breaded chicken strips on a brioche bun fully loaded with your choice of toppings.

Choose from their Loaded, Buffalo, BBQ, Classic, Late Night, or Wild Dawgs, or build you own by choosing your own toppings and sauces.

With multiple locations in Ontario and Alberta, you can order through Doordash today!

Address: Multiple locations across Canada @bwwings


Lazeez Shawarma

Lazeez Shawarma serves Mediterranean food at over 50 locations.

No sandwich list would be complete without Shawarma — thinly sliced meat slow roasted on a large rotating cone and spiced to perfection, served in a warm pita with toppings like hummus, garlic sauce, fresh veggies, and pickles.

Shawarma lovers, find a location near you to celebrate this National Sandwich Day with delicious Middle Eastern flavours.

Address: Multiple locations across Canada @lazeezcanada


Bao Down Snackbar (Vancouver)

Bao Down blends mouth-watering Asian cuisine flavours using the fresh vegetables and proteins of the Pacific Northwest.

Specializing in Asian street food, their menu features a long list of Baos — tasty sandwich fillings surrounded by a fluffy steamed bun. You can choose from options like Albacore tuna, crispy pork, or fried chicken, just to name a few.

Address: 115 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver @baodownsnackbar


My Roti Place (GTA)

My Roti Place was born of a desire to make roti with fresh, simple ingredients paired with quintessential complex Indian curry flavours easily accessible in Toronto.

Native to India, Roti traditionally features a delicious savoury curry stew served inside a round flatbread.

They pride themselves on offering the flexibility to order your roti just the way you like it! You can choose your own blend of roti, filling, and curry to make your order uniquely your own. Find a location near you to order today.

Address: Multiple locations across the GTA @myrotiplace