Gourmet meats and cheeses are at the top of the pecking order when it comes to Chester sandwich-lovers’ preferred fillings.
Whether it’s a crustless cucumber sandwich at afternoon tea or a cheeky bacon butty with lashings of butter and ketchup, Brits love a good sarnie.
So much so, May 11 to May 19 is British Sandwich Week.
To mark Britain’s steadfast devotion to putting a foodstuff or several between two slices of bread, we asked sandwich shops in Chester what their most popular creation is.
The Cheshire Sandwich Company - Godstall Lane, Chester.
We asked Dave Roach what their most popular sandwich is: “One of our customers’ favourite sandwiches is Cumberland sausage & cream cheese with salad and a sweet tomato & chilli chutney.
“It was created by myself when they were the only ingredients in my Mum's fridge after a night out - necessity is the mother of invention!”
Deli-vert - Faulkner Street, Hoole.
The shop recently won best deli at Chester food and drink awards and specialise in cooked meat, cheese, breads, pâté and olives.
Chris Mayer told us: “Our best selling sandwich is deli roast turkey, smoked streaky bacon and Swiss cheese in Mayo with a mixed herb salad.
“Other best sellers are deli roast ham with mature cheddar cheese salad and mayo and sundried tomatoes with mozzarella and rocket.
Sarnies Sandwich Shop - Faulkner Street, Hoole.
Rachel Buckingham, the manager at Sarnies says: “Our favourite best selling buttie is the ‘breakfast sarnie’. This comes with a choice of tasty fillings on various soft bread. From bacon and sausage to egg and mushrooms. Whatever you fancy really.”
Wrap N Roll – Garden Lane.
Denise Bellion told us one of their most popular sandwiches is a freshly made sandwich of ham, cheese and homemade coleslaw.
46 – Lower Bridge.
Mrs Roslan at 46 said: “Here at 46, our most popular sandwich is called the Kaveh Kanes, it’s made with a 12-inch tortilla wrap smeared with peri mayo then topped with spicy southern-style chicken and loaded with mixed salad. It’s then wrapped and toasted for a few minutes.
“This is one of many speciality sandwiches made fresh while you wait.”
Tudor House Deli – Lower Bridge Street.
Mike McHugh explained: “Our best selling sandwich is chicken, tarragon, mayonnaise with crispy bacon, usually on wholemeal bread.”
Doorsteps – Handbridge.
Owner Mike Robinson told us: “Our most popular sandwich can vary according to the weather!!
“Generally it is a chicken breast sandwich with crispy bacon bits, iceberg lettuce and fresh tomato with a touch of mayonnaise, but on a nice hot summer day the freshly poached salmon with a dill mayonnaise and fresh watercress fly out.”
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