6 sandwiches you must try in Karachi

Here are our top sandwich picks in Karachi


Sumayia Asif September 11, 2015
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KARACHI: When we talk about culinary inventions, sandwich is undoubtedly one of the most popular; it's quick, convenient and delicious, not to mention a staple at most restaurants.

Did you know? The word sandwich was termed after British statesman John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. Rumor has it that on one particular occasion, while he was in the middle of a marathon card game the Earl asked for his meat dinner to be folded between two pieces of bread so he could eat it without making a mess. The ‘sandwich’ thus got its name.

Since they were first pioneered, sandwiches have evolved into multiple variants -- they’re not just the most available and practical food, but they’re also versatile. You can have a sandwich for breakfast, lunch or dinner and it'll be a complete meal.

You'll find this delicious creation at every restaurant, whether in the form of a panini, shawarma, wrap or just a regular layered club. Here's a look at our favourite sandwiches in Karachi:

1. Hoagies

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The ultimate king of sandwiches, Hoagies offers a wide and unique range of subs that will leave you wanting for more. From the Hollywood with chicken strips and ranch dressing to the Hogan stuffed with fries and mozzarella sticks among other ingredients -- there is no sandwich you can't try. What makes it even better? They also offer a sub for dessert -- a Nutella and peanut butter 'halfsie' -- that will leave you hooked.

2. Xander’s Café

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The Roast Beef Open Face Sandwich at Xander’s, will make you go back for seconds. This herb crusted roast beef is served on lightly toasted country bread flawlessly complemented by onion garlic marmalade and bell peppers. The sandwich is light, flavourful, and satisfying and the rocket salad on the side goes perfectly with the meal.

3. Butler’s Café

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One word: Panini! Yes that’s what you must try at Butler’s café. Pesto Chicken Panini and Mediterranean Panini are two sandwich variants you might make a habit of. The former is a perfect mix of green pesto and spicy chicken along with cheese and vegetables, whereas the latter is a delicious mix of sun-dried, tomatoes, feta cheese black olives and peppers. Bonus, they serve their panini with your choice of fries or salad.

4. Subway

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Friendly prices, plenty of choice, and fresh ingredients -- it can’t get any better than that. A sandwich how you like it; with tomato or without, with your choice of bread and meat, and all that follows. Subway must try: Roast Beef Sub, Chicken Fajita and Subway Melt.

5. Rowtisserie

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While you probably hop to this eatery for the rotisserie chicken, you must try their chicken shawarma wrap called Row Shawarma. With salad, hummus and vegetables served alongside the chicken, this dish is pure wholesome goodness. You may opt for the brown pita bread or white, both are just as delicious with the tantalizing chicken.

6. Espresso

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If what you’re looking for is a sandwich that comes with generous sides and is thoroughly fulfilling, you need to look no further than Espresso's Buffalo Chicken Wrap. Accompanied with potato wedges, and salad, this sandwich is the one to go for when you’re really famished.

Espresso's Must try: Triple Cheese Roast Beef Melt, Buffalo Chicken Wrap and Blackened Chicken Sandwich.

Do you have a favourite sandwich from one of our local cafes/restaurants? List in the comment section below.

COMMENTS (20)

ffs | 6 years ago | Reply FFS Subway? Nowhere in the world would a Subway sandwich make it to the top sandwiches lists
asad rizvi | 6 years ago | Reply -Movinpick Club Sandwich is delicious -Gun & Smoke & Copper Kettle Sandwiches is good -Dunkin Donuts is good, but I was shocked when I found Salad Leaf instead of Iceberg & single piece of tomato and cucumber. If its Head Office comes to know it may consider shutting down its Pakistan operations. -Butlers & Espresso Sandwich is dry with tiny side serving, which needs to be filled. -Good combinatio of Desi stuff is available at Pakistan Chowk & Tipu.
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