However way you stack it, a sandwich is lunchbox standby we can’t live without. But don’t labor over lackluster lunchmeat — our snazzy new sandwich ideas are stacked with scratch-made toppings and clever combinations, from slice to slice.
Scroll for our winning ‘workday warriors’ to make lunch look like a picnic! You’ll also find wine pairings and condiment ideas sprinkled throughout.
Caprese BLT with Naan and Caramelized Onions
There’s nothing basic about this BLT from our friends at Sysco Foods. This Caprese BLT is built on naan bread for a tasty twist — here, the “B” in “BLT” stands for “Basil Pesto”! Caramelized onions, ribbons of zucchini, fresh mozzarella and vine-ripened tomatoes make this sandwich seriously satiating.
Crab Cake Sammy
Feeling a little crabby? Let this Crab Cake Sammy from Monger’s Market & Kitchen lift your mood. It’s made with a jalapeño slaw and homemade tartar sauce. You’ll love this sandwich even more with AIX Vin de Provence Rosé, a total steal at $18 at H-E-B.
Bacon & Pistachio Chicken Salad
Don’t be a chicken: this Bacon & Pistachio Chicken Salad is a game changer! Our friends at Walton’s Fancy & Staple in Austin make this chicken salad with free-range chicken, green apple, grapes and crunchy pistachios.
Mac N’ Cheese Sandwich
Our version of this ooey-gooey goodness is inspired by Burro Cheese Kitchen in Austin, which we featured recently on Goodtaste with Tanji. The ‘Burning Mac’ is made on sourdough bread and layered with homemade mac n’ cheese, cheddar and Austin’s very own Yellowbird Foods sauce.
Watch the video above for a ‘master class’ in mouthwatering grilled cheese! For a perfect wine pairing, check out the Sauvignon Blanc from Oberon, which pairs nicely with anything cheesy!
Cheering for more cheese? Try our new recipe for Jalapeño Pimento Cheese right here.
Tortas with Black Bean Purée, Chipotle Mayonnaise and Sautéed Crimini Mushrooms
These tasty Tortas with Black Bean Purée, Chipotle Mayonnaise and Sautéed Crimini Mushrooms are from our friends at Goya Foods and the Culinary Institute of America. You’ll love them with fresh bolillo rolls or crusty French bread.
Turkey Pastrami Sandwiches
Prep these Turkey Pastrami Sandwiches on Saturday and you’ll be snacking happily all week. This recipe is inspired by our friends at Noble Sandwich Company, which we featured on Goodtaste with Tanji during our second season. A mighty sandwich deserves a mighty good wine: we love the Martin Ray Chardonnay, a wonderful wine find at just $13.98 a bottle at H-E-B.
Tired of pickles? Try Good Dog Houston’s House Giardiniera recipe with carrots, cauliflower, bell peppers, Fresno peppers and spices.
More Sandwich Ideas
Press play to get more tips on how to stack the ‘ultimate’ sandwich from our friends at Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen. Houston’s Deli Man, Ziggy Gruber, stacks juicy pastrami and corned beef into 8 layers in The Zellagabetsky — a sandwich that even Shaquille O’Neal had to try!
When it comes to crafting the perfect sandwich, view more of Ziggy’s tips right here.