What’s up, guys who are dominating the streets of Dublin and enjoying the vibe of the Emerald Isle? If you’re in the land of shamrocks, catchy accents and amazing pubs, I know you’re always on the lookout for new and delicious things to try. And believe me, Dublin has a culinary treasure that will make your taste buds do an Irish jig: the sandwiches! Ah, but they are not just any sandwiches, they are true works of art between two slices of bread. Let’s dive into this journey of flavor with 18 sandwiches that you can’t miss, especially on Friday afternoon. 🥪🎉
1. The Morning’s Veggie Focaccia
For Innovation Lovers
If you’re a fan of Camden Street and the surrounding area, The Morning is the answer to all your prayers for amazing sandwiches. Imagine beautifully perforated focaccias, with toppings ranging from wild garlic pesto with parmesan to baby potatoes with caramelized onions. And the best? Now they are also making focaccia sandwiches, and it’s an experience not to be missed. Oh, and don’t forget to top it off with a smart cut to give it that extra boost!
2. Bonne Femme Chicken – Roast Chicken Sandwich
Yes, This Is Chicken Heaven
Want a simply perfect taste experience? The Poulet Bonne Femme is your destination. They take care of every detail of the sandwich, with slow-roasted chicken meat, Dijon mustard, butter, mayonnaise and spices that will make you sigh. It’s as if they’ve brought the magic of their kitchen to the sandwich, and the result is melt in your mouth.
3. Griolladh – Potato-o Sambo
Carbs on Carbs, Please!
Griolladh is a master of the art of making top-notch tostex. They started in food trucks, but now they have conquered their space in fixed stores. What about potato-o sambo, a delicious combination of carbohydrates? And there’s even a dip in mayonnaise and gravy to complete the party. Oh, and check it out, they have vegan options too, so everyone leaves happy.
4. Greenville Deli – Asian Pulled Pork
The Masterchef of Sandwiches
The guys at Greenville Deli are the real sambo artists. What do you think of Asian pulled pork with hot sauce, pickled cucumber, fresh arugula and homemade peanut mayonnaise, all on sourdough? And they support local businesses, using bread from Bread 41 and ingredients from top Irish suppliers. It’s pretty much a masterpiece between two slices of bread.
5. Meltdown – Mac Mama
Melting Hearts with Cheese
Ever heard of a macaroni and cheese sandwich? Yeah, Meltdown is the master of that. The Mac Mama with homemade macaroni and cheese and crispy bacon is simply irresistible. And if you are vegetarian or vegan, don’t worry, they have delicious options for you too. Not to mention that gluten-free bread is available for anyone who wants to throw themselves into this feast of flavors.
6. Deli 613
Kosher Sandwich Like You’ve Never Seen
Deli 613 has arrived in Dublin with a vengeance, standing out as the only fully Kosher deli in the city. And the star of the company is New York-style salt beef. The meat is lovingly prepared and the bagels are classic NY style – lovingly cooked with a delicious crumb. And be sure to try the potato latkes with applesauce, it’s almost like a hash brown dream, but better.
7. 147 Deli – Rueben
The Sandwich Giant
When it comes to sandwiches, 147 Deli doesn’t mess around with service. Everything is made from scratch, from smoking the meat to the sauces. And the weekly specials reflect what’s in season (which is rare!). But what really steals the show is the Reuben, with salted meat and pickles, something worthy of Katz Deli (without the queues, of course).
8. Grogan’s – Ham & Cheese Toastie
Irish Tradition Between Two Slices
Grogan’s is the authentic Dublin experience not to be missed. Regardless of the weather, you’ll see a lively crowd out front enjoying a chilled pint. But the real star? The tostex. A classic ham and cheddar between slices of Brennans, served with a plastic knife and a little Colman’s Mustard. It’s an institution, folks!
9. Doughboys – Meatball Marinara
An Explosion of Flavor in Every Bite
Doughboys is practically an institution in Dublin, and if you leave there hungry, it’s because you haven’t given in to the temptation of the incredible sambos. The meatball marinara is legendary, with tender meatballs, a slightly sweet marinara sauce, fresh arugula and lots of melted cheese. Oh, and don’t forget to grab a bunch of napkins, because you’re going to need them!
10. Green Bench – Any Special of the Day
A Feast of Creativity
Every day at lunchtime, Dubliners flock to Green Bench, checking Instagram to discover the day’s specials. The winding queue shouldn’t scare you – the staff at Green Bench are experienced in dealing with the rush and it’s one of the best-loved spots in town. If you’re lucky enough to get the Hoi Sin pork with herb stuffing, you’re required by law to order it!
So, my friends, are you ready to embark on this culinary journey through Dublin? With these sensational sandwich options, your Friday will be more than special. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your friends and share these tips, after all, everyone deserves to experience these wonders between two slices of bread. May fun and delight be with you! 🍞🤤