Get your carb fix with our guide to the best sandwiches in Singapore, from meaty buns to stuffed bagels to epic sandos.
Subs, rolls, bagels, even burgers… whatever you fancy, we’d say they all fall under the delish umbrella of sandwiches. From breakfast to supper, any day is a good day for slices of bread stuffed with meat, veggies, cheese and whatnot. When you’re not in the mood for cuisine-specific meals like Mexican or Italian, these comfort food treats will bring you on a ride straight to flavour town. Look no further for sandwiches in Singapore worth all the calories…
Best sandwich shops in Singapore
1. Surrey Hills Deli
This gorgeous Australian-inspired hangout has outlets in Ion Orchard, Jurong and Raffles City, but it’s the Raffles Place location that has our hearts. Pop by early to avoid the weekday CBD crowd and pick up generous sandwiches for a hearty lunch.
Spam The Positivity hits you with its gochujang-glazed spam, fried egg, American cheese, kimchi and caramelised onions on white sourdough. Meanwhile, Avo-cardio is a fresh take on avocado with smoked turkey ham, brie, Sriracha aioli, cranberry jam and alfalfa on ciabatta. We love the tuna salad version, too. It comes with pickled jalapeno, charred pepper, American cheese and aged gouda on light rye bread. One bite of these babies and you’ll never be the same!
Surrey Hills Deli, #01-02, 6 Battery Road, Singapore 049909
2. Hello Arigato
For a chill catch-up with friends or a casual date, we love this cafe’s cosy vibes. The menu features Japanese-inspired small plates and pasta creations, but it’s the sandos that keep us coming back to this spot in Singapore. From spam and egg to otah to teriyaki, each variation is loaded with the good stuff. One must-try? The gyu sando, a delish dish made of angus beef striploin, caramelised sweet onion jam, and Japanese milk bread.
Hello Arigato, multiple locations including Upper Thomson Road and Joo Chiat
A sando joint in Singapore’s quiet and quaint ‘hood? We love it. The popular cafe, formerly found at River Valley, now serves up thicc sandwiches in Everton Park. Fans of classic combos will enjoy the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich or the avocado, egg and cheese one. But us? We’ll be heading straight for meaty mixes like Buff Beef Bro (braised brisket and pickled jalapeno) or Mr Kena (smoked spicy Italian sausage, succotash, avocado, nacho cheese). For a seafood treat, try the Sabai Sabai made of tom yum prawn patty, avocado salsa and mango chutney.
46Mittsu, #01-61, 2 Everton Park, Singapore 081002
4. Gyu San
Craving wagyu sandos? Look no further. This joint brings in top-notch quality Japanese wagyu for a menu of thick-cut sandos featuring Japanese shokupan. From striploin to yakiniku to shabu-shabu katsu, the selection of sandos will satisfy any meat eater. You can also get ebi and tamago versions, though prices here land on the steep side.
Gyu San, multiple locations including Guoco Tower and Forum The Shopping Mall
5. Pipes by Hattendo
Sando fans in Singapore, this one is for you. You may know Hattendo for its lovely, light cream buns, but its sandos deserve a shoutout too. New to them? We suggest you go for the signature Iberico katsu or the popular nitamago potato salad and truffle one. Or round up the fam and order a feast for your party. Try sandwiches stuffed with the likes of lemongrass chicken, tuna and bacon, otah, garlic prawns, and even har cheong gai (fried prawn paste chicken).
Pipes by Hattendo, #01-02, Dorsett Residences, 331 New Bridge Road, Singapore 088764
When you catch sight of its amazing-looking sammies, you’ll wish for one immediately. The shop keeps you coming back, thanks to its sandwiches packed with everything your heart desires. Love grilled cheese? This version is oh-so-creamy and rich with cheddar, mozzarella, American cheese, basil, caramelised onions, and marinated tomatoes on sourdough.
Spam fans can get your fix with Bobby Smalls (crispy spam, cheddar and American cheese, fried egg and arugula on potato buns), but what we truly love is the Biggie Croque, stacked with smoked turkey ham, cheddar, Swiss cheese, black truffle bechamel and caramelised onions. Definitely save your cheat day for this one. Oh, and pick up a box of donuts while you’re at it.
Korio, #01-03, Far East Square, 135 Amoy Street, Singapore 049964
No prizes for guessing what Sando specialises in. These Japanese sandwiches are the bomb, stuffed to the high heavens with delectable ingredients. Hake fish comes with paprika battered fish, cheddar, mint salad and blueberry chilli jam, while tamagoyaki is paired with Japanese curry egg salad. On a protein-loading spree? Get the steak and eggs or the ume marinated chicken thigh with hot gherkins and an overeasy egg. There’s a har cheong gai version with cheddar and honey mustard too!
Sando, #01-04/04A, The Hub @ Alexandra Technopark, 438C Alexandra Road, Singapore 119976
8. Beastly Girls Sandwich Bar
A friendly and fuss-free space in the East, this joint offers fab sandwiches and coffee. Order The Beastly Girl 2.0 for potato buns crammed with grilled beef tongue, gouda, fried cage-free egg, tzatziki, and caramelised onion jam. Or feast on the Hot Bird 2.0, made with fried chicken, grapes, Peruvian herb sauce, and pickled chilli. For a vegetarian take, try Magic Mushrooms. The shrooms are seasoned with garlic and thyme, then paired with truffle oil, cashew cream, fried egg, and pickled chilli on sourdough.
Beastly Girls Sandwich Bar, #01-18, 11 East Coast Road, Singapore 428722
We’ve got our eye on this new home-based Italian sandwich spot by partners Amanda Chia (you may know her from MasterChef Singapore season 4) and Alex Ng (who’s done stints at hotels and Brotherbird Milk & Croissants). The brand moniker is inspired by “pane”, the Italian word for bread, and the two As in their names. Their sandwiches feature top-notch ingredients and freshly baked schiacciata, a thin and chewy Italian flatbread stuffed with fillings that change every two months.
For a meaty meal, try the spiced beef sausage with pumpkin spread, stracciatella cheese and balsamic glaze. Or go for the mortadella sandwich with roasted pistachio spread and apple chutney. Love all things cheese? You’ll want to order the grilled cheese rendition with cumin-flavoured gouda. Meanwhile, dessert enthusiasts can munch on the sweet sammie with pistachio and chocolate spread. Get yours delivered to you for a fab lunch!
Paan, order online
A fan favourite among the weekday work crowd, Sarnies is known and loved for its Aussie-style fare that’s fresh and flavourful. Besides its hearty salad plates and weekend brunch grub, the menu is loaded with generously stuffed sandwiches (the best kind!). Think bacon and egg, chicken Caesar, eggplant parm, chicken schnitzel, tuna melt, Sloppy Joe and loads more. To keep you awake and alert post-lunch, grab a coffee on your way out.
Sarnies, 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
11. Two Men Bagel House
Don’t be afraid to dig in and get messy for this one. An absolute go-to when the craving hits, this no-frills eatery serves hulking bagel sandwiches with attitude. Best of all, each outlet spotlights a different menu, which means more variety for you.
We can’t get enough of smashing sammies like Sunday Best (fennel sausage, onion marmalade, hashbrown, cheddar and sunny side-up), Angry Bird (Sriracha chicken, maple bacon, sunny side-up and cabbage slaw), and Hangover II (pork patty, black eyed peas baked beans, hashbrown, sunny side-up and spicy ketchup). Alternatively, get plain bagels and spreads or build your own bagel for the ultimate winner.
Two Men Bagel House, multiple locations including Tanjong Pagar and Holland Village
‘Normal is boring’, Rebel says. And we’re inclined to agree. This casual, edgy sandwich spot in Singapore takes inspiration from Vietnamese banh mi in its Asian-style subs. Try the original pick with chicken patties, pate and tangy slaw for an introduction to the brand, go the traditional route with chicken cha lua, chicken ham and pate, or get both with the massive Rebel Boss.
You gotta love good old fried chicken sandwiches, but the Asian po boy certainly gets points for its crispy pieces of battered shrimp with mayo and sweet Thai chilli. Vegan versions are available, too. Throw in sides like meat-free nuggets, fresh oysters or tortilla chips and dip for the whole shebang.
Rebel, 47 Neil Road, Singapore 088827
We’re feeling those hunger pangs just thinking about Meatsmith’s smoky barbecued meats. Head to the Telok Ayer outlet for juicy sandwiches piled high with lip-smacking fried chicken. Once you sink your teeth into one of these, you’ll instantly forget any of the plant-based diets you’ve been thinking of trying.
Meatsmith, multiple locations including Telok Ayer and Little India
14. Knead to Eat
When you’re looking for the best sandwiches in Singapore, Knead to Eat gets our vote for a simple, wholesome meal. This spot is known for its freshly made sandwiches, grain bowls and soups. Try Brutus’ roast beef with sauteed mushrooms and caramelised onions or go for 24-hour sous vide BBQ pork and house-made coleslaw. Other highlights include Grandma’s guacamole BLT, Cubano, and Falafully Yours (made with falafel and feta).
Knead to Eat, #01-22, Plaza 8, 1 Changi Business Park Crescent, Singapore 486025
15. NamNam Noodle Bar
For a quick sandwich fix, drop by NamNam’s many locations in the central area to chow down on fresh, wholesome Vietnamese banh mi. You’ll enjoy baguettes stuffed with meat and pickled veggies in variations like caramelised five-spice pork belly, lemongrass tofu with fried egg and braised mushrooms, cold cuts, or chilli lemongrass chicken. Add on crispy rolls and a refreshing drink to get a little extra with your order.
NamNam Noodle Bar, multiple locations including Raffles City and Changi Airport Terminal 3
Go ahead, stuff yourselves silly at the best sandwich shops in Singapore!