10 Bucket List Sandwiches

It’s no secret that we love to eat. In our travels, we’ve been blessed to experience some of the best food on the planet. We’ve compiled a list of 10 sandwiches that should be a part of your culinary Bucket List! We have pictures of some of these sandwiches. Others were devoured before we took out our cameras, still they made a good enough impression to be included in this list.

Muffuletta from Central Grocery in New Orleans, Louisiana. The famous Muffuletta sandwich consists of layers of meats, olive salad and cheese on a loaf of round sicilian sesame seed bread. Need w say more?


Ghetto Burger from Ann’s Snack Bar in Atlanta, Georgia.  Miss Ann, the proprietor and sole employee of Ann’s Snack Bar, is Atlanta’s version of the Soup Nazi, She has very strict rules posted on the walls along with an article from the Wall Street Journal proclaiming her Ghetto Burger as the best burger in America! There’s always a wait but it’s always worth it.

The world Famous Ghetto Burger

Miss Ann assembles her famous Ghetto Burger consisting of two beef patties, cheese, caramelized onions, deep fried bacon!

Mallorca from La Bombonera in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. La Bombonera has been in operation in Old San Juan for over 111 years. As a breakfast sandwich, the mallorca is the best thing that’s ever passed our lips.


a ham, egg and cheese sandwich served on a flakey pastry and topped with powdered sugar

Ahi Burger from Gott’s Roadside in St. Helena, California. A perfectly seared chunk of sushi grade ahi tuna with ginger wasabi mayo and Asian slaw on a toasted egg bun right in the heart of Napa county’s wine country.


seared ahi tuna burger

perfectly seared ahi tuna with ginger wasabi mayo and Asian slaw on a toasted egg bun

Pitts-Burger Cheese Steak from Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. How can you not love a sandwich topped with cole slaw and french fries! ?

The Ringer from Guy’s Burger Joint aboard the Carnival, Sunshine cruise ship. We were so impressed with these cruise ship burgers that we asked them to let us shoot a video of how they are made.

Oyster Po-Boy from Zimmer’s Seafood in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s no wonder that we always gain weight when we visit New Orleans. These awesome oyster po-boys are a contributing factor.

Corned Beef Ruben from Greenblatt’s Deli in Hollywood, California. We asked the locals and  they were right! This ruben ROCKS!

Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich from Payne’s Bar-B-Q in Memphis, Tennessee. There are a ton of awesome BBQ joints in Memphis, but when it comes to the BBQ sandwich, Payne’s pulled pork shoulder topped with mustard slaw is hard to beat.

Hot Brown

The Hot Brown from the Brown Hotel in Louisville is worthy of any bucket list

The Hot Brown from the historic Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. This open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon and Mornay sauce is a Louisville tradition with worldwide appeal!

If you have any recommendations for us try, let us know and when we’re in your ‘hood, we’ll check ‘em out.

What is the best sandwich you’ve devoured?

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  1. Larissa says:

    Great minds think alike :). Here’s our list from around the world: http://www.changesinlongitude.com/best-sandwiches-in-the-world/ Hope you like em!

  2. Good list. I like that you have Primanti Brothers on there. And you are correct about Memphis bbq. Payne’s is good. My favorite is Central BBQ.

  3. Lisa says:

    When I saw the title, first thing that came to mind was Primanti Bros. glad to see it was there !!

  4. Brianna says:

    No Philly cheesesteak? Where’s the love?

    • Rick Griffin says:

      Briana, the only reason a Philly cheesesteak didn’t make our list was that we haven’t yet been to Philly to experience it. Where do you recommend we go to experience the best?

  5. So many sammitches, not enough time.

    I just returned from Pittsburgh but did not get a Primanti sandwich (this time). BTW, there is a Primanti in Ft. Lauderdale.

  6. Velma H says:

    Those look delicious!

  7. Savar Pandey says:

    Rick and Sandy!

    Guys…I see this blog two ways! Some lavish weight- lifters displayed, waiting to be chosen over free will or this amazing thanks giving menu opulently squeezed between two buttered and grilled sandwich buns. I like to see it the latter way. Yumminess overloaded !!

  8. Ludobenoit says:

    AMAZING list! Thank you for sharing!!

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