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The top five sandwiches in Leeds

Written by
Claire Patterson

It's British Sandwich Week this week and what better way to celebrate it then by grabbing your own slice of 'Britain's biggest contribution to gastronomy' (as quoted by the Wall Street Journal). Bookmark these Leeds sandwich-sellers for your meat and two bread. 

Noonshine, Thornton's arcade 

The pop-up shop known as Noonshine is hosted by Tall Boys Beer Market  (Thornton's arcade) and showcases sandwiches from the notorious Grub and Grog Shop. The menu changes daily, including options for veggies and meat-lovers alike. Bread is supplied by the Leeds Bread Co-op, a firm favourite bread maker in Leeds' foodie and restaurant communities. Don't forget to pick up a doughnut for dessert while you're there – they've been voted the best in Leeds.

Be warned: these mouth-watering sandwiches won't be around for long as they're only available for the duration of the Leeds Indie Food Festival (7 - 24 May 2015)

The Greedy Pig, 58 North Street

Famed for it's breakfasts and now its supper clubs, The Greedy Pig also serves a darn good sandwich. You'll find a blackboard in the window each day with the latest delicious offerings, their most popular filling being the slow-cooked pulled pork.

Queues are likely so make sure you get there with plenty of time to spare; go hungry, leave satisfied. 


Halloumi. Just needs wooden board. #AintNoStylingHere

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Laynes Espresso, New Station Street 

The conveniently located Laynes Espresso means you can grab your sandwich and morning coffee on the walk to work from the train station. They've got those guys from Leeds Bread Co-op supplying their masterful bread. With fillings such as 'pork belly, sliced apple, wholegrain mustard mayo and pea shoots', you might end up wolfing it down before you make it to lunchtime. 


Pork belly, sliced apple, whole grain mustard mayo & peashoots #newbutties

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Ira B's, Chelwood Drive, Roundhay 

Situated in north Leeds, Ira B's might require a diversion from your usual lunch route, but that hasn't stopped people flocking to the doors to get their hands on these sandwiches.

Ira B's are famed for their 'super-sized sarnies' featuring The Grobbler (the ultimate salt beef sandwich), chicken schnitzel and hummus and roast vegetables. If you fancy a little something extra with your sandwich, order the BOB and you can get a bit of both – half a salt beef sandwich and a cup of chicken soup.  


Fress in the sun #saltbeef #irabs #sunshine #belgians #waffles #hangover #topweekend

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Graze, 43 Call Lane

Graze is an artisan bakers and eating house. Often stumbled past and left unnoticed at night, during the day this place really shines. 

Normal bread need not apply – here the bread itself is as creative as the fillings. Gone are the days of stale sliced white, here you can get a carb upgrade to flavoursome loaves such as sunblush tomato and feta cheese foccacia. Or why not try the wholemeal boule or tomato and olive?



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Need a caffeine boost after all that carb loading? Try one of Leeds' best cafés and coffee shops.

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