These guys have been making Sydney's best sandwiches for years now. Some of them decades. Legendary sandwich makers of Sydney, we salute you!
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.
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
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)
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.
49 Bankstown City Plaza, Bankstown, 02 9709 8106
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
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
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.
62 Foster Street, Surry Hills, 02 9280 2233
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
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