The best sandwich shops in Singapore

The best thing you can do with two slabs of bread is to make a sandwich. Here is where to get a great one in Singapore
Park Bench Deli
Stefanus Elliot Lee
By Delfina Utomo |
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Sandwiches don't have to be the boring, brown bag affair no more – who knew two slices of bread could be made better with the help of a couple of other ingredients? From thick sandwiches chock full of meat and all kinds of delicious sauces to jazzed up avocado toasties, here's the sandwich shops that will keep you happy (and full) during lunch time. 

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Restaurants

Park Bench Deli

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar

An establishment on Telok Ayer, this sandwich joint takes Singapore's sandwich game to levels beyond your sad ham and cheese bagged lunch. Serving the best sandwiches in town, these babies are well, as heavy as a real baby. Think layers of generous servings of meat and savoury sauces. Throw in that serving of tater tots on the side if you're feeling a bit naughty. A word of warning: these sandwiches are messy, over-the-top affairs, so have a pack of napkins at the ready.

TRY The Cubano ($16) is a classic and floweth over with cheese, pickles and all manner of seared and braised pork. The Cheesesteak ($18) is also another attraction filled with a thick layer of sliced beef slathered with cheese sauce and mixed in caramelised onions. For an all-in-one experience, try the Fried Egg Power ($12) where bacon, cheese and even tater tots come together magically.

Restaurants

Sarnies

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Yes, you'll know it for its coffees, especially the fancy bulletproof sorts but read through the menu for its sarnies. This sandwich shop lives up to its name with rustic ’wiches that are generous with the fillings, and even comes with a side of salad to keep things balanced. 

TRY Order the roast chicken with house-cured bacon ($15) and tuna mayo with bell pepper, onions and coriander ($14.50) for a simple lunch. For heartier fare, get the steak sandwich ($16.80) for a satisfying and meatier lunch. 

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Restaurants, Vietnamese

NamNam

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Many queue for the hearty bowls of noodles at NamNam but you really should be giving the banh mi – Viet-style baguettes – a try. Not only are they super affordable and adequate for a filling lunch, the simple but satisfying choices are reasons to return to the place.

TRY The bestseller caramelised five-spice pork belly ($7.50) is refreshing with pate, chillies, pickled vegetables and coriander. The fatty pork belly flavourful and moist. The grilled chicken banh mi is also a tasty option – made better with a few slices of chilli. 

Restaurants

Free The Robot

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar

Café by day and cocktail bar by night, this outfit serves up brunch-style meals for the working crowd. Get some of the most affordable truffle fries around for only $5 a basket, and pair your meals with a cuppa or a glass of cold-pressed juice. Mornings get better with their thick sandwiches made with fresh ingredients. 

TRY Breakfasts get better with a classic avocado ($8) toast paired with a latte to complete the meal. 

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Restaurants

Joe & Dough

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This chain of bistros are all about their coffee and sandwiches – mandatory lunch grub. All sandwiches are prepared fresh (and all bread is baked fresh too) at the cafes to guarantee the best taste.

TRY The most popular roast beef and sweet relish sandwich ($8.80) is stuffed with roast beef, mushrooms, sweet relish, dijon mustard on sesame brioche bun but for non-meat options, check out the guacamole and feta sandwich ($8.80). 

Restaurants, Seafood

Pince & Pints

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Who'd think that Frederick Yap, the entrepreneur behind fashion blogshop, Love, Bonito, would be somewhat of a lobster expert? The brains behind this crustacean-besotted restaurant and bar in Duxton, Pince & Pints is a great effort by the first time restaranteur. Because of the special restaurant theme (it's lobster by the way) there are only three dishes. Not like we're complaining.

TRY All lobsters are sourced and flown in twice a week from Boston, Maine and Canada, kept happy in chilled tanks in a warehouse near Changi and bussed to the restaurant daily. Since we're about sandwiches here, let's talk about the lobster roll ($48). Yep we know it's pricey but the kitchen justifies the bill by packing a full lobster's worth of meat between its uncle baker sourced butter buns from a hawker in People's Park Complex.  

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Restaurants

Joe & The Juice

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

Joe & The Juice first opened in Copenhagen and has spread across the world with its distinct, yet rather familiar brand of good looking guys, tattoos, caffeine and juice. But with your artisanal juice mix, this place also makes pretty decent and healthy sandwiches that we love. 

TRY The Spicy Tuna sandwich ($8)is a zesty take from ye olde tuna sandwich with tuna, jalapeños, tabasco, tomato and pesto while the Tunacado ($11.90) is another elevated version of a classic. 

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