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Where to eat: 10 places to savour satiating sandwiches 

Last Updated: July 29, 2021

Written by Nicole Lam

A sandwich might be the simplest thing to make on earth when you’re in a pinch. But, if just a little more effort is placed between those two slices of bread, you have a sublime creation in your hands. Whether it’s the satisfying and rather glorious Reuben sandwich or the iconic tamago sando, you know you’re in for a treat.

Yes, just like Experiment 625 (please get the reference), I’m just as much of a sandwich fiend. I’ve rounded up some of the best sandwich joints, and here are 10 places in Singapore to grab a flavour-packed sandwich!

1. Park Bench Deli

The iconic Park Bench Deli doesn’t need much of an introduction. Having recently renovated and revamped the menu, Park Bench Deli is back and better than ever. With a spacious interior and an open kitchen concept, you can watch the magic happen in the kitchen.

I know, just how good can meat between two slices of bread be? Oh, if you’ve ever had their Reuben sandwich, now dubbed Pastrami (S$24), it is everything you’ll want in your Reuben. A rather sizeable boy, with seemingly endless layers of house-smoked pastrami, with slices of Swiss cheese, and slathered with Russian dressing, is worth all the calories.

Otherwise, catch some of their breakfast creations, such as the Breakfast Sandwich (S$15) or the light-as-air Lemon Ricotta Hotcakes (S$20). Now, that is a Sunday brunch done right. Have the best of Park Bench Deli right from the comfort of your own home, takeaways, and islandwide delivery available from Tuesdays to Sundays 11am – 8pm. All you have to do is to order here.

179 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068627
+65 6815 4600
Tue to Sat: 9am – 3.30pm & 5pm – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 4.30pm
Closed on Mon
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2. ONDA by Park Bench Deli

If you’ve ever been a fan of Park Bench Deli’s Cubano, you’re not the only one. After all, who was not enamoured with the delicious Cubano when the movie ‘Chef’ made everyone crave Cubanos in the middle of the night?

Well, it’s back and an even bigger star than ever as the headliner of Park Bench Deli’s newest concept, ONDA. It’s big news that Singapore’s very own sandwich darling has finally expanded out of its Telok Ayer neighbourhood after half a decade—about time.

ONDA is a standalone concept by Park Bench Deli to peddle their famous Cubanos. The decor is fun and quirky—lit up with endearingly kitschy neon lights and dressed up with retro pink tiles for that laidback Bodega ambience.

Here, you’ll find a lean menu serving Cuban-Miami fare, such as the Cubano (S$16.50) with Cuban style espresso Cafecito (S$4) or La Rosita (S$7). If you’ve ever had PBD’s Cubanos, you know this is not to be missed. ONDA is also available for takeaways and deliveries; get that Cubano right here.

21 Lorong Telok, Singapore 049033
+65 8892 0408
Daily: 9am – 3.30pm & 5pm – 10pm
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3. Moe Moe Sandwich

Moe Moe Sandwich is truly made for the ‘gram. Conceived during the most unprecedented times during our ‘Circuit Breaker’ period, this deliver-only sandwich shop offers a variety of sweet and savoury wanpaku sandos (“energetic” sandwiches) that are not only filled with nutrients but also makes for a picturesque post.

Genki-mori Truffle Egg Sandwich

These hefty sandwiches will be worth your while, like the Genki-mori Truffle Egg Sandwich (S$16.80) that will win you over in an instant. This simple sandwich was made more satisfying with the addition of truffles that exuded subtle nutty notes throughout the creamy egg mixture.

Or the ​​Moe Moe Sandwich’s Manpuku Steak Sandwich (S$26.80) features a full-sized Angus beef steak stacked with burned mozzarella, red capsicum, onions, and lettuce. For a serving of one of these fat stacks, place your orders here.

100 Orchard Road, Concorde Hotel & Shopping Mall, #02-62, Singapore 238840
​​+65 8868 6183
Daily: 10am – 1pm
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4. 233 Banh Mi 

The banh mi is, perhaps, one of the more underrated kinds of sandwich you can get your hands on and one of my favourites too. A product of French Colonisation, here you get a crispy baguette that’s chock-full of meat, vegetables and pâté at 233 Banh Mi.

Bahn Mi from 235 Bahn Mi

With a lean menu of four banh mi flavours, the classic Vietnamese BBQ Beef Bread (S$5.50) has a creamy, savoury layer of pâté and homemade mayonnaise-egg sauce coat the inner walls of the baguette followed with tender, marinated BBQ beef slices. Otherwise, the Vietnamese Pâté Chicken Bread (S$5.50) or the OG Traditional Vietnamese Bread (S$5.50) would serve as a good introduction to the sandwich.

233 Banh Mi offers delivery and takeaway options, so if you are hankering for some of these winning banh mi’s, place your orders here.

216 Joo Chiat Road, #01-07, Singapore 427483
+65 9457 9351
Mon to Sat: 10am – 6pm
Closed on Sun
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5. Steeple’s Deli 

It’s not a stretch to call Tanglin Shopping Centre a relic, and when you get there, you’ll know why. Think displays lined with heavy antiquities, Aladdin-esque carpets, and all things niche and the quaint Steeple’s Deli.

Steeples Deli 1

As the first deli in Singapore, it’s surprisingly well-preserved with quirky chalkboards and all. Get the likes of the Pesto Roast Chicken (S$12.90) or the Cuban (S$18.90).

If you’ve read this far, you’ll know how much I love the latter. There’s pulled pork that’s impressively tender, crunchy dill pickles, and a generous slathering of mustard to boot. All that goes between a crispy ciabatta loaf, yes, this isn’t some of the most delicious bread-and-meat action that I’ve encountered. Steeple’s Deli offers self-collection. All you have to do is Whatsapp them at this number +65 67370701 or DM them directly on Instagram.

19 Tanglin Road, Tanglin Shopping Centre, #02-25, Singapore 247909
+65 6737 0701
Mon to Sat: 11am – 6pm
Closed on Sun
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6. Two Men Bagel House

I’d say anything counts as a sandwich as long as it’s sliced meat in between some kind of bread. While bagels aren’t exactly considered bread, the wares from Two Men Bagel House are too delicious not to put on this list.

Two Men Bagel House knows how to keep our taste buds on their toes. With slightly different menus across their three outlets, I’d say make it your personal goal to try a bagel sandwich from each outlet. Like the luscious Fat Back (S$15) or the cheeky Be(the)SM (S$13) from their Tanjong Pagar Outlet, bagels never tasted this good.

Or have some tender brisket from their smokehouse Novena outlet and sink your teeth in the Shiggin’ (S$15) or the Chignon (S$15) with glorious servings of lamb shoulder. Two Men Bagel offers deliveries and takeaway, so if you want some Two Men Bagel House action, be sure to place your order here.

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7. Fong Sheng Hao (豐盛號)

Pork and egg sandwich from Fong Sheng Hao

Along with the slew of other Taiwanese brands such as Milksha and Xin Fu Tang to grace our shores is Fong Sheng Hao (豐盛號), the famous Taiwanese breakfast café. A meaty Reuben might be too much for breakfast, so sink your teeth into the Pork & Egg Cheese (S$6.30).

Otherwise, there is the TW Special Pork Patty (S$6.30) or the Peanut Butter Special (S$4.80) for that coveted taste of Taiwan that we are all missing.  The best of Taiwan is only a click away, and you can place your orders here.

10 Paya Lebar Road, PLQ Mall, B2-04, Singapore 409057
Daily: 9am – 8.30pm
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8. Korio

You’ll probably know the good folks of Korio for their winning brioche doughnuts, and rightly so, they are one of the best. Korio is no one-trick pony, for their sandwiches are equally as formidable and unforgettable.

Their Breakfast Sammy (S$12) is truly the breakfast of champions. With a creamy gribiche sauce that’s loaded with crispy slabs of spam, chives, American cheese encased in a crunchy brioche toast. We are utterly enamoured, to say the least.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Korio

For even more scrumptious treats, the Grilled Cheese (S$12) is a simple but utterly delicious rendition of the classic grilled cheese sandwich that comes with oozy, gooey cheese and mushrooms. Keep a lookout for their special throughout the week, and if you can, pre-order your sammies from Korio to avoid disappointment.

135 Amoy Street, Far East Square, #01-03, Singapore 049964
Tue to Fri: 9am – 1.30pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
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9. Sarnies

When their name means sandwiches, you can be sure that Sarnies knows what they’re doing. As one of the OGs of the cafe scene, Sarnies has to be on your bucket list. Have your pick at the Grilled Aubergine (S$14.80) or the Club Tempeh (S$15) vegetarian sandwiches but are still big on flavour. For hearty bites, take the H.C.P (S$16.50) or the Roast Chicken (S$15.20), and if you really want to treat yourself, then the indulgent Grass-fed Steak (S$17) should do the trick.

If you would like your sarnies delivered, place your orders right here. Sarnies offer free-island wide delivery for orders above S$45, so order away.

36 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
+65 8284 2146
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 4pm
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10. Origin & Bloom

When it comes to sandwiches, it’s about dem layers and Origin + Bloom takes the cake. In the hallowed halls of Marina Bay Sands, you find some of the best cakes and pastries right here. While they have a reputable selection of sandwiches such as The Parisian (S$14) and The Chairman (S$14), the latter is your archetypal smoked salmon bagel that would make any morning.

Whole Nine Yards sandwich from Origin Bloom

But, what you really want is The Whole Nine Yards (S$16/4cm, S$29/8cm, S$85/whole). This savoury Mille crêpe is what you’ll see, featuring endless layers of cured meats, pickled vegetables and arugula. You’ll spend a good five minutes just examining each layer.

Amongst the cured meats, you’ll spot (or taste) the likes of mortadella, spicy chorizo, Jésus du Pays basque (dry-aged pork sausage), chambost saucisson (cured pork sausage), and gammon ham. An ardent advocate of cured meats, this was like a dream come true. Origin + Bloom offers pick-up for all their delicious bakes, and if you want to eat a sandwich like a kueh lapis, you know what to do. Place your orders for Orgin+ Bloom’s wares here and trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

10 Bayfront Avenue, Tower 3 Lobby, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
+65 6688 8588
Daily: 7am – 10pm
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With all these wonderful sandwiches around, it 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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