If you are a person that loves a great sandwich piled high with awesome fillings – and who isn’t – you could spend weeks trying to find the best place to get one since there are so many around Ottawa. Or, take the easy route and try one of the crazy good places in this list.
How can you go wrong with a bakery named Bread & Sons when looking for a unique and amazing sandwich? Using locally sourced ingredients, this quaint little shop creates sandwiches such as vegan avocado piled high with fresh avocado slices, red onion, tomato and sunflower seeds. Balsamic reduction ties all these flavours together and adds an extra zip. Guaranteed you'll need extra napkins and will not miss the meat in this big beauty.
Freshly-baked Italian bread and meats cured to perfection are just the beginning to the works of art that are sandwiches from Di Rienzo's. One of their bestsellers is an Italian sub piled high with Italian ham, cheese and fresh vegetables. If you are a vegetarian, the spicy eggplant packs a punch both in flavour and for filling you up. While this stop is a grab-and-go sort of spot, once you see their sandwiches and low prices, you won't care where you end up to eat yours.
The outside of the building may have a warehouse look to it, but don't let that fool you. As soon as you walk in, the delicious smells will have you drooling and in need of a bib in short order. From pulled pork or meatball sandwiches to specials like duck confit and bacon options, this is sandwich heaven. The venue's incredible breakfast and lunch menus are available all day, every day.
Labeling itself an "Urban Gourmet Sandwich Bar," Pressed delivers exactly what you'd expect from its name. Catering to meat lovers, vegans and vegetarians, the menu has a great selection of gourmet sandwiches that are anything but run-of-the-mill. The eclectic decor is ideal for gathering with friends to dig into sandwiches stuffed with wild boar or smoked trout as well as veggie options such as margarita or eggplant tempura. All of their meals come with fresh sweet potato chips and pickled beans.
Step into a comfy home-style cafe and pub atmosphere built completely out of repurposed or reclaimed goods. Inventive and unique, it makes an excellent backdrop for a meal that is made from scratch using all-natural ingredients. Priding themselves on ingredient-based cuisine, the owners serve up paninis loaded with choice meats, vegetables and cheeses. For the meat-eaters out there, the "Beef of Burden" has to go on your sandwich bucket list; vegetarians shouldn't leave the "Caprese" off of theirs.
Gourmet sandwiches and genuine Italian cappuccino and gelato in this family-owned-and-operated bistro will leave you feeling spoiled. The Luigi's experience begins with your choice of white, olive or gluten-free bread and only gets better from there. Gourmet selections such as pulled pork with chipotle and coleslaw, braised beef with caramelized onions au jus or a decadent lobster melt make it difficult to choose what you want between your bread. Vegetarians aren't left out of the mix either, as there are three varieties of gourmet paninis for you as well.