Get your carb fix with our guide to the best sandwiches in Singapore, from meaty buns to stuffed bagels to lobster rolls.
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’s 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 sandwiches in Singapore
Park Bench Deli
This cult favourite sandwich spot knocks it out of the park with its to-die-for creations. Putting a funky twist on the classic American deli concept, Park Bench serves sammies that are just as big on size as they are on flavour. We’ve got major love for the Italian Godfather (stuffed with all kinds of cold cuts and cheese) and the Pastrami Reuben sandwiching pastrami brisket, coleslaw and Swiss cheese on sourdough rye. More meats feature on the menu with spicy fried chicken, pork katsu and roast chicken BLT goodness. But if you’re looking for plant-based eats, try the kale and mushroom melt for a lighter bite.
Park Bench Deli, 179 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068627; or order online
One of the newer joints in town, Korio landed on our radar when we caught sight of its amazing-looking sammies and wished for one immediately. The takeaway kiosk 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, American cheese and caramelised onions on whole wheat sourdough. Fried chicken fans can get your fix with the honey soy bird on brioche, but what we truly love is the Biggie Croque, stacked with smoked turkey ham, cheddar, Swiss cheese, bechamel and caramelised onions. Definitely save your cheat day for this one. And pick up a box of donuts while you’re at it.
Korio, #01-03, Far East Square, 135 Amoy Street, Singapore 049964; or 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 ham and cheddar, chicken schnitzel, eggs and home-cured bacon, grilled aubergine with roasted capsicum and hummus, tandoori chicken, smoked salmon, and roasted chicken with guac. You can get ‘em on sourdough or dark rye bread. Oh, and to keep you awake and alert post-lunch, grab a coffee on your way out.
Sarnies, 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601; or order online
Two Men Bagel House
Don’t be afraid to dig in and get messy for this one. An absolute go-to when the bagel craving hits, this no-frills eatery serves bagel sandwiches with attitude. We can’t get enough of smashing sammies like Ziggy (black forest ham, honey baked ham, onion jam, hash brown), Elvis (candied bacon, caramelised banana jam, peanut butter), Hangover Helper (bacon, scrambled eggs, cheddar, tater tots) and Winner (spicy chicken sausage, cheddar, hash brown). Each outlet spotlights a different menu, which means more variety for you. Psst: There’s even a porchetta platter with four assorted bagels, sauces and sides if you’d like to build your own!
Two Men Bagel House, multiple locations including Tanjong Pagar and Holland Village; or order online
Joe & The Juice
We’re all about the protein shakes and fruity juice concoctions here, but we must say, the sandwiches are in a league of their own. Made with flatbread toasted to crisp perfection, these babies are lean and mean (and surprisingly filling!). Our picks? The Tunacado, slathered with tuna salad, avocado, tomato and pesto, and the Turkey, layered with mozzarella, tomato and pesto. With vegetarian options such as avocado, mozzarella and tomato, you sure won’t be feeling the post-lunch food coma after a meal like this.
Joe & The Juice, multiple locations including Raffles City and Guoco Tower
‘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 and fish sandwiches, but the Asian po boy certainly gets points for its crispy pieces of battered shrimp with mayo and sweet Thai chilli. Choices are limitless on the menu, which includes vegan and vegetarian options, as well as brekkie creations loaded with turkey bacon, chicken ham and fried egg.
Rebel, #01-08, 111 Somerset, 111 Somerset Road, Singapore 238164; or order online
A Muslim-owned eatery that dishes out Cuban sammies, this place is like heaven for sandwich fiends in Singapore. Think pressed sandwiches stuffed with the likes of pulled beef brisket, ribeye cheesesteak, spicy chicken and creamy button, shiitake and shimeji mushrooms. Best of all, every order comes with a side of ‘chubby chips’ for maximum enjoyment.
El Cubanos, #01-01, 1A Short Street, Singapore 188210
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 fried chicken, pulled pork, pastrami or brisket. Once you sink your teeth into one of these tender meats between potato buns, 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; or order online
Pince and Pints
This lobster specialist is one of our faves for fab lobster rolls, thanks to the freshness of its crustaceans that shines through each bite. Old is gold, so go for the classic with butter sauce and a side of salad and fries. But if you’re feeling adventurous, try the lobster roll with Nonya chilli or head straight for the truffle takeover with shaved truffle, truffle caviar and truffle butter sauce. So. Good.
Pince & Pints, 33 Duxton Road, Singapore 089496; or order online
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. Think baguettes stuffed with meats 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 Plaza Singapura; or order via Deliveroo and GrabFood
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, all-natural sandwiches, grain bowls and soups. Try the Cajun grilled chicken with avocado and cherry tomatoes or roast beef with sauteed mushrooms and caramelised onions. Alternatively, go old school with gammon ham and cheddar cheese. Other highlights include the Cubano, made with homemade roast pork, gammon ham, cheddar, jalapenos and pickles, and the veggie-friendly falafel sandwich with feta and mint yogurt.
Knead to Eat, multiple locations including Plaza 8 and Republic Plaza; or order online