Did you know that today, November 3rd, is National Sandwich Day? The sandwich was named after the fourth Earl of Sandwich who lived in the 1700’s (who really liked to eat various toppings between two pieces of toast). Sandwiches are easy to make, store, and are very inexpensive to make at home and have been adapted into many different cultures and culinary practices! We are celebrating national sandwich day with 15 international sandwiches from around the world!

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1. India:

Spiced Red Lentil Patty Sandwich Masoor Dal Cutlet Sandwich

This Indian Red Lentil Patty Sandwich is a fusion recipe at its finest: easy, filling, and delicious. The cutlets are made from a blend of lentils and Indian spices that are shallow-fried until crispy. It’s great served on toasty bread with vegan cheese sauce, fresh vegetables, and chutney. Filling and flavorful, it’s a great option for a lovely autumn dinner.

2. Russia: 

Cabbage and Mushroom Rye Bread Sandwich

This Russian-Inspired Rye Bread Sandwich features classic Russian ingredients like steamed cabbage, beetroots, creamy mushrooms, and some pine nuts. Think that cabbage is always overdone and mushy? Wrong! In this sandwich the veggie is refreshingly crunch and adds a needed freshness to the dish.

3. Thailand: 

Green Curry Salad Sandwich Thai Green Curry Salad Sandwich

This Thai Green Curry Salad Sandwich that’s budget-friendly, filling, and takes only two steps to make enough for nearly the entire week. This puts a spin on the classic chickpea salad by adding Thai green curry paste, mango, and crushed cashews for texture. Yum!

4. Germany: 

Kohlrabi Schnitzel Sandwhich How We Can All Help Protect Wildlife One Bite at a Time

This Kohlrabi Schnitzel Burger is super delicious! It tastes kind of summery – despite the Thousand Island sauce. Kohlrabi (or german turnip or turnip cabbage) is the base for these burgers. Kohlrabi Schnitzels are great with potatoes or rice, but they make an awesome burger patty as well!

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5. Cambodia:

Num Pang: ‘Fish Cake’ Sandwich

Num Pang is a Cambodian dish that is similar to a banh mi but has subtle differences when it comes to the type of bread and the toppings. This vegan version of num pang features fish cakes made from tofu, bread slices, hearts of palm, and dulse. Layered on top of the fish cake is a homemade chili mayonnaise, pickled carrots, cilantro, and crisp cucumber slices. You can air fry these babies or pan-fry them, as you wish, but don’t skip on the toppings- they really do make this sandwich authentic and amazing.

6. Cuba:

Grilled Cuban Tofu Sandwich

Grilled Cuban Tofu Sandwich

The grilled Cuban sandwich is a Cuban-American dish created in Florida. The tofu is marinated in a zesty mojo sauce that is just the right mixture of sweet and tangy, then it’s sandwiched between toasty bread that’s stuffed with fresh watercress, bread and butter pickles, spicy mustard, and melty vegan cheese before being grilled to perfection. This Grilled Cuban Tofu Sandwich is a perfect way to treat yourself at the end of the day.

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7. Japan:

OnigirazuOnigirazu: Japanese(ish) Sushi Sandwiches Three Ways

These delectable sushi sandwiches are the perfect treat-yourself lunch to start (or finish) your week out with. They are a riff on Onigirazu in that are a similar shape and size but the flavors inside are anything but ordinary. You will get to enjoy a tangy sweet potato and spinach stuffing, a delightful mushroom and radish stuffing, and a smoky sprout stuffing.

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Image Source: Cabbage and Mushroom Rye Bread Sandwich 

8. China:

Rou Jia Mo Burgerrou jia mo: chinese burger

Rou Jia Mo is often referred to as a Chinese burger, even though it’s more of a street food kinda sandwich. While normally made with meat, in this recipe, tofu is marinated in vegetable broth and a medley of spices then topped with julienned carrots, cucumber, and bell pepper, and finally stuffed into a fluffy “mo” bread. Hearty and flavorful!

9. United States:

Spelt Berry and Lentil Sloppy Joes Spelt Berry and Lentil Sloppy Joes

These simple vegan Sloppy Joes are seriously delicious! This recipe combines lentils and spelt berries to give the sandwich a meaty texture. These ingredients are then slowly simmered in a flavorful sloppy joe sauce that is absolutely fantastic!

10. Italy:

Eggplant Pesto Sandwich 

The is only one thing better than a good sandwich and that is a great sandwich. This Eggplant Pesto Sandwich recipe will provide you with the blueprint to the perfect sandwich. The baked eggplant melds seamlessly with the avocado and tomatoes and the whole thing is tied together with a zesty pesto!

11. Vietnam:

Banh Mi Sandwich Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich

Banh Mi Sandwiches are some of the best Vietnamese street food you can eat and these bad boys are no exception. The baked tofu is perfectly textured and the marinade is outstanding. When you throw that on a bun and add some homemade slaw, you got yourself some tasty sandwiches.

12. Greece:

Moussaka Burger

Moussaka is made differently depending on the country – the Greek version usually has layers of meat and eggplant topped with a Bechamel sauce, kind of like a lasagna. In Serbia and Bulgaria, they use potatoes instead of eggplant. You can taste the deep flavor of the eggplant mixed with the smooth creamy potatoes. And the cheesy sauce is rich and decadent. The burger and the sauce are gluten-free so long as you use a gluten-free bun.

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13. France: 

‘Tuna’ Pan Bagnat 

This vegan ‘Tuna’ Pan Bagnat is packed with delicious flavors for a hearty lunch option. Pan Bagnat is a typical sandwich from Nice in the South of France. This is a super tasty and sustainable alternative to fish. Sunflower ‘tuna’ sandwiches for the win!

14. England

Shooter’s Sandwich

The Shooter’s Sandwich is a popular British dish that got its name from the fact that is a sort of portable Wellington. Between two crispy slices of bread is traditionally steak, mushrooms, horseradish, and mustard. The sandwich is pressed overnight so that once cut into, nothing falls out. In this healthier veganized version, mushrooms and kale are the base of the sandwich that is then topped it with crunchy cucumber slices and slathered it with horseradish-Dijon sauce.

15. Turkey

Seitan Doner Kebab

Doner Kebab is a type of Turkish grilled meat that is typically served in a pita or roll with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and sauce. This meat-free version swaps the grilled meat for seitan that is fried until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, then topped with all the fixings and a creamy spiced sauce. This Seitan Doner Kebab is a quick and easy way to throw together a week’s worth of lunches or dinners in hardly any time at all.

Need to find a sandwich for any occasion? Our Food Monster App has thousands of recipes featuring all of the toppings, sauces, spreads, flatbreads, wraps, and even RAW breads for you to make the PERFECT sandwich. We highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

Lead Image Source: Indian Red Lentil Patty Sandwich

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