Two slabs of tasteless white bread with a scrappy layer of meat inside isn’t going to earn a spot on this list. Here are our favourite sandwiches around town!
Baker and Cook
The baby of star baker Dean Brettschneider, this artisanal store’s products range from delicate little rolls to baguettes, to perhaps its most well-known attraction, the sourdough loaf (whose formula is used in the pizza bases of sister restaurant Plank). Baker and Cook is a wonderful place to nip in to grab a loaf of bread for a sandwich, or any other type of bread on offer, and the nine outlets make it easy to find a convenient spot.
Multiple locations | bakerandcook.biz/pages/behind-the-bakery
Nassim Hill Bakery Bistro Bar
On offer here is a great variety of boozy drinks, multi-cuisine eats – think sandwiches, pastas, brunch dishes and steaks – plus a fab ladies’ night promotion to boot. The bistro is also well known for its malt-flavoured beer bread, used in the signature Hot Reuben sandwich. Another must-try is the cheese melt – an open-faced sourdough sandwich loaded with five types of cheese!
#01-03 Tanglin Post Office
56 Tanglin Road
6835 1128 | facebook.com/nassimhill
A favourite of our Ed-in-Chief Rebecca, Cedele is known for using honest and wholesome ingredients in its dishes. Breads are baked without artificial, processed ingredients like food colouring or premixes. Popular picks include the basil pesto chicken sandwich thins and the pulled pork sandwich.
Multiple outlets islandwide
Tiong Bahru Bakery
Best known for its range of French pastries and artisanal breads, the bakery, which first opened in 2012 in Tiong Bahru, has since launched multiple outlets, including at Funan and Chip Bee Gardens. Tuck into freshly made sandwiches like the roast beef croissant sandwich and pulled pork molasses bun. For something wacky, try the PB&B Pancake Burger, a Raffles City-exclusive made of pancakes, spiced pork belly, salted caramel, brûlée bananas, ricotta cheese, peanuts and maple syrup. (Yep, you heard it right!)
Multiple outlets islandwide
Knead to Eat
An artisanal sandwich bar at Changi Business Park Avenue, Knead to Eat offers gourmet coffees and salads, which you can construct to your liking starting with size and topping choice, and, of course, numerous sandwiches including great options for the vegetarian and pescatarians amongst us.
6 Changi Business Park Avenue, UE BizHub East (North Tower), #01-30
6702 0887 | kneadtoeat.com.sg
An Aussie-run café in the CBD, Sarnies prides itself on its ingredients, which include free-range animal products, and it has a lengthy sandwich menu that ensures you’ll find just what you’ve got a hunger for.
136 Telok Ayer Street
Easily accessible from the Chinatown and Telok Ayer MRT stations, Fill-a-Pita serves an array of sandwiches made from pita bread, none of which contain milk, eggs or butter, and all of which are 100% halal. It’s a good spot if you want a meal that you know will satisfy your dietary requirements while not cutting too deeply into your wallet.
3 Pickering Street, #01-29, Nankin Row, China Square Central
Two Men Bagel House
Yes, these are sandwiches, but instead of two slices of bread for the outside of the sanger, you get two bagels instead! With two locations – Novena and Tajong Pagar – and some unique items on the menus, Two Men Bagel House promises a tasty new sandwich experience.
103 Irrawaddy Road, #01-04, Royal Square
6251 6601 | twomenbagels.com
Tucked away on the second floor of Tanjong Pagar Plaza, Bami Express serves $5 Viet-style sandwiches – talk about bang for your buck! Try the Bami Saigon: French baguette with pickled vegetables, Vietnamese pork sausage and pork belly. Top up $1.50 for an iced coffee.
Blk 1, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #02-02
Park Bench Deli
This Telok Ayer store is styled on an American deli. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can stop by at any time! This place is a big favourite with Expat Living staff.
179 Telok Ayer Street
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