Sydney's sandwich hall of fame

Marrickville Pork Roll is home to Sydney's most beloved banh mi.
Marrickville Pork Roll is home to Sydney's most beloved banh mi.  Photo: Edwina Pickles

These guys have been making Sydney's best sandwiches for years now. Some of them decades. Legendary sandwich makers of Sydney, we salute you!

Boon Cafe

Sourdough sandwiches with Thai-inspired fillings. It shouldn't work but it does. Go for the nahm prik nuum with spicy sausage and soft-boiled egg.

Nahm prik nuum (spicy sausage and soft-boiled egg) on sourdough at Boon Cafe.
Nahm prik nuum (spicy sausage and soft-boiled egg) on sourdough at Boon Cafe. Photo: Jennifer Soo

425 Pitt Street, Haymarket, 02 9281 2114

Marrickville Pork Roll

Sydney's most beloved banh mi. There are multiple locations now but the original is still the best. If the three kinds of pork in their rolls aren't enough, ask them to add a meatball, too.

236 Illawarra Road, Marrickville, 0479 000 445

Beef kofta in a soft roll at Aria Persian Fast Food in North Parramatta.
Beef kofta in a soft roll at Aria Persian Fast Food in North Parramatta. Photo: James Alcock

KK Bakery

If Marrickville is the best place for pork rolls, this small bakery in Cabramatta is where you'll find the best chicken banh mi. Chicken marylands are roasted in a sweet stock and shredded off the bone to order.

Shop 2, 85 John Street, Cabramatta (no phone)

Bay Ngo

This colourful lunch spot offers more banh mi variations than I've seen anywhere else in Sydney. Give their hot fish banh mi a try.

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49 Bankstown City Plaza, Bankstown, 02 9709 8106

El Jannah

The sandwich spot you can smell from a suburb away. There's no better way to eat El Jannah's Lebanese charcoal chicken than wrapping it in bread and smashing it with hummus, pickles and that addictive garlic sauce.

6 South Street, Granville, 02 9637 0977

El Jannah's Lebanese charcoal chicken with pita, hummus, pickles and garlic sauce.
El Jannah's Lebanese charcoal chicken with pita, hummus, pickles and garlic sauce. Photo: Domino Postiglione

Lucky Pickle

How can you resist that chicken katsu baguette? Hot fried chicken with mayo and cabbage. The ultimate crunch.

Shop 3, 509-511 Crown Street, Surry Hills, no phone

Malibu

Where else can you go to get a sandwich that's bigger than your head? Find a friend and split one chicken and coleslaw and one schnitzel with potato salad.

Malibu's chicken schnitzel and coleslaw sandwich.
Malibu's chicken schnitzel and coleslaw sandwich. Photo: Jennifer Soo

62 Foster Street, Surry Hills, 02 9280 2233

Aria Persian Fast Food

The adventurous can try a brain and tongue sandwich. The less so can make do with the very good grilled beef kofta roll.

1 Iron Street, North Parramatta, 02 8626 8956

City Edge Cafe

A favourite for office workers in Surry Hills, lunch times here get busy as hell, but the wait is worth it for a Vietnamese-inspired schnitzel roll.

74-80 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills, 02 9282 9399

Room 10

Home to the legendary mushroom melt: field mushrooms, shiitakes, onion jam, jalapeno, grilled fennel and parmesan. Delicious.

10 Llankelly Place, Potts Point, 0432 445 342