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10 Places In Singapore You Knead To Get Your Sandwich Fix At (Other Than Subway)

March 1, 2017

Written by Nicholas Chia

It’s lunchtime and you wanna just grab something that’s hearty, tasty yet convenient at the same time. I don’t know about you, but my go-to meal would be a sandwich. What could be better than having layers of delicious filling sandwiched between two slices of crusty bread?

Don’t think of sandwiches as your boring ol’ ham and sliced cheese held between soggy white bread. In fact, these days more and more places are including gourmet twists and influences from all over the world into their sandwiches.

Just the thought of it makes me drool. So, here are 10 places in Singapore to grab a flavour-packed sandwich!

1. Park Bench Deli

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Park Bench Deli resides in Telok Ayer and serves “Bold Sandwiches. Made with Swagger”. The deli is warm and inviting, with pops of colour and decor resembling a homey shack. The staff here are pretty friendly and will patiently entertain your questions about the food and sandwiches available.

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One standout is the Peanut Butter & Jelly, which is coated in cornflakes and then FRIED. Can it get any more sinfully decadent than that?

Besides the ultimate dessert sandwich, PBD also serves savoury sandwiches like the Grilled Cheese and Cubano for your lunchtime meal (or snack).

Expected Damage: $10 – $20 per pax

Park Bench Deli: 179 Telok Ayer St, 068627, Singapore | Opening Hours: (Tues – Fri) 1030am – 4pm, 5pm – 930pm (Sat) 1030am – 4pm (Mon) 12pm – 4pm, 5pm – 930pm | Tel: 6815 4600 | Website

2. The Sandwich Shop

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With bread and sandwiches prepared fresh every day at the outlets themselves, who needs a central kitchen? The Sandwich Shop lets you savour cold sandwiches that you can takeaway without compromising on the taste or texture.

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With flavour combinations that sound amazing, such as the Double Cheese N’ Onion and Roast Beef with Cheddar, be sure to expect one mouthful after another of pure deliciousness as you scarf down their sandwiches. With freshness and quality guaranteed, grab a sandwich here today.

Expected Damage: $8 – $10 per pax

The Sandwich Shop:1 Raffles Link #01-02A, One Raffles Link, Singapore | Opening Hours: (Mon – Thurs) 7am – 6pm (Fri) 7am – 5pm| Tel:6884 9970 | Website

3. Sarnies

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Having served food to hungry customers since 2011, I’m sure the folks here at Sarnies need no introduction. Named after a slang for sandwich, Sarnies doesn’t just offer sandwiches but a good spread of soups, salads and desserts as well, offering a complete and wholesome meal.

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Ever had a whole fried chicken cutlet placed between two slices of crusty bread? Get the Chicken Schnitzel for an Austrian-inspired sandwich unlike any other. For vegetarians out there, try the Grilled Aubergine & Hummus for an equally satisfying meal (minus the meat of course).

Expected Damage: $15 per pax

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Sarnies: 136 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068601 | Opening Hours: (Mon & Tues) 730am – 1030pm (Wed – Fri) 730am – 12 am (Sat & Sun) 830am – 4pm| Tel: 6224 6091 | Website

4. Sandwich Saigon

You might know Vietnam for it’s Pho, but how about the Banh Mi? Just imagine a crusty baguette chock-full with fillings like meat, vegetables and pate. Here at Sandwich Saigon, apart from your regular Vietnamese noodle and rice dishes, you can get this traditional sandwich.

The baguette is freshly baked and you can even get a plain one to take home to make your own sandwiches. With good quality bread and delectable fillings at affordable prices, what’s stopping you from paying this place a visit today?

Expected Damage: $5 – $10 per pax  

Sandwich Saigon: 93 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428792 | Opening Hours: (Tues – Fri & Sun) 1130am – 330pm, 530pm – 11pm (Wed – Fri) 730am – 12 am (Sat) 1130am – 1130pm | Tel:6345 3849 | Website

5. The Provision Shop

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The Provision Shop isn’t a place that is fully stocked with groceries, instead be greeted with chic interior and food. Reminiscent of the times spent sneaking down to the neighbourhood provision shop just to get some sweets, the name alone brings back fond memories.

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This quaint shop serves up food that is satisfying and flavourful, perfect for brunch. The folks at The Provision Shop pay attention to the quality and preparation of the ingredients. Their style of simple cooking done well is reflected onto their cooking and their menu. For quality sandwiches and other brunch items, perhaps it’s time to drop by.

Expected Damage: $15 per pax

The Provision Shop: 50 Keong Saik Rd, Hotel 1929 Singapore | Opening Hours: (Daily) 730am – 230pm | Tel: 6347 1928 Facebook

6. Two Men Bagel House

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What has a bagel got to do with a sandwich? Two Men Bagel House is the only place you’ll find delectable fillings placed between bagels. Traditionally a simple grab and go breakfast food, the store jazzes things up by placing sweet and savoury ingredients within the two halves of the humble bagel.

Choose from their range of bagels, each with a unique flavour or just get yours plain. Following that, opt for simple, classic flavours like Scallion cream cheese, or something more hearty like the Rodeo that consists of beef, cheese, rocket and more.

Get it for breakfast, brunch, or just as a snack (or all three) for a convenient and tasty meal.

Expected Damage: $10 per pax

Two Men Bagel House:16 Enggor Street, #01-12, Icon Village Altez, Icon Village, 079717, Singapore | Opening Hours: (Daily) 8am – 6pm | Tel: 6509 4125 Website

7. The Bakery by Woodlands Sourdough

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The Bakery by Woodlands Sourdough offers freshly baked artisanal loaves, where you can choose from the ever popular sourdough loaves, or seeded or nut loaves if you’re a fan. These loaves are sold at affordable prices (starting out at $5) for your personal enjoyment.

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Hey, but what’s good bread without any fillings? At The Bakery, take a peek at their food menu and be spoilt for choice. With a wide spread of sweet and savoury offerings, try the kimchee + cheddar hot pressed sandwich or the tapenade + fresh mozzarella hot pressed sandwich if you’re looking for something more filling.

Fresh loaves and unique fillings, head down now and savour what The Bakery has to offer.

Expected Damage: $10 per pax

The Bakery by Woodlands Sourdough: 10 Jalan Serene, #01-05 Serene Centre, Singapore 258748 | Opening Hours:(Wed – Sun) 8am – 6pm | Tel: 9816 6251 | Website 

8. Hungry Bazterdz

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Home brewed coffee? Huge sandwiches? Hungry Basterdz has got you covered. Creatively decorated with graffiti, the place not only has an underground feel but is pretty hipster as well. Come on, who wouldn’t want an Instagram photo here?

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Back to their food, expect nothing short of being full when you visit this cafe. Their Salmon Teriyaki sandwich has a whole oven baed salmon fillet in it- still think we’re lying about the portions? If you’re in the mood for meat, they serve their Mighty Cheese Steak; full of beef and cheese, how can you expect anything more?

Don’t be hungry any longer and sate your food cravings with Hungry Basterdz’s massive sandwiches.

Expected Damage: $15 per pax

Hungry Bazterdz: 11 Collyer Quay #01-06,  The Arcade Singapore, 049317, Singapore | Opening Hours: (Mon – Fri) 7am – 6pm (Sat) 8am – 3pm | Tel: 6816 3213 | Website

9. Brawn and Brains

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Somewhere to rest your body and mind, Brawn and Brains provides a relaxing environment on top of their speciality coffee and sandwiches. Located at Guillemard Road, this cafe is one you’ll visit to escape the stress of life and just to chill out.

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The food matches the theme of being unpretentious, simple and rustic. Try the freshly made sandwiches or wraps to fill you up, and don’t forget to grab a cuppa while enjoying your time spent unwinding. 

Expected Damage: $15 per pax

Brawn and Brains:100 Guillemard Road, #01-02, 399718, Singapore | Opening Hours: (Tues – Sun) 930am – 6pm | Tel:6348 0501 | Facebook

10. Forty Hands

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Having grown from a small humble cafe, Forty Hands has since established itself as a place for good food and coffee. Affectionately known as Toasties here, pick from their spread of sandwiches for your lunchtime fill, each being served with a choice of fries or salad.

Whatever your dietary preference, Forty Hands will have something for you. For the carnivores, try the Pork Katsu Sandwich served with homemade pickles. If you’re not in the mood for meat, The 40 Hands Falafel is for you.

Expected Damage: $15 – $20 per pax

Forty Hands: 78 Yong Siak Street, #01-12, 163078, Singapore | Opening Hours: (Daily) 730am – 6pm | Tel:6225 8545 | Website

With all these other alternatives available, looks like Subway has left the station. Don’t just loaf around all day, butter hurry down to one of these places to get your mealtime fix. Just one sandwich and I guarantee you’ll knead to stop yourself from coming down for more!

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