Where to get a good sandwich on the North Shore
Fun fact: Sandwiches haven't been around forever. They're named after John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who was born in 1718. Legend has it that he invented the sandwich because he wanted a convenient way to eat while gambling. He asked his servants to bring him slices of meat between bread and, violà, he was the first to eat the portable meal.
Even with the endless popularity of the sandwich, finding a good one on the North Shore is tougher than you might think.
Here's a list of a few places to try:
Daisy Sandwiches & Such
1089 Roosevelt Cres., North Van
The Mediterranean Panini is my favourite here. Inside it has roasted mushrooms, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, tomatoes, lettuce, aged white cheddar and garlic aioli, all inside foccacia bread. It's served with chips, a cookie for desert and an optional cup of homemade soup. Gluten-free options are available.
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296 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver
This sandwich shop is like other pick-what-you-want joints, but with much fancier ingredients. You know the drill: first pick a sandwich from the menu then select the toppings in front of you. Shredded beats, coleslaw and pesto are tasty options to go along with a great cup of coffee made with their espresso machine.
Sandwiches around $9.
Savory Island Pie Company
1533 Marine Dr., West Van
While Savory Island Pie Company is known for its pies and bread, sandwiches are also served. With fresh homemade bread, the breakfast sandwiches are excellent. First an omelette goes in, then tangy sauce, and finally either ham or avocado for a good morning treat.
Brazza Gelato & Coffee
1846 Lonsdale Ave., North Van
Brazza's Vegetarian sandwich is delicious, despite it being pre-made and packaged. With thickly-sliced artichoke hearts, pesto, tomato and cheese inside a grilled bread, it goes great with a coffee or latte.