Be it breakfast or lunch, a sandwich is always a good idea. A sandwich, we tell you, is the best companion to any beverage, be it coffee or juice. And there are very few places that do good ones. They are either too soggy, or too dry. Some are too empty, others too ordinary. We went sandwich spying and here’s a list of what we think are the best places for sandwiches.
Diggin, which is right opposite Gargi college is a delightful, little restaurant with refreshing interiors and an enchanting quality about it. Refined cafe with a leafy terrace and brick-walled interior serving a Euro menu, coffees and shakes.
Address: No.1 & 2, Anand Lok Shopping Centre, Anand Lok, Opp Gargi College, New Delhi
A place that has stood the taste of time! This age-old bakery located in Connaught Place is one of Delhi’s finest and is very famous for its desserts and its sandwiches. The Chicken Sandwich is plain and simple yet it exudes freshness in all the ingredients used. No extra frills, just what a sandwich should taste like.
Where: A16, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Call: 011 23324594 / 4403 / 4373
The Blue Door
A well-regarded place in Khan Market for its fabulous breakfast options. The Blue Door cafe serves exquisite food. Coming to the Sandwiches, they are prepared using the freshest ingredients. Their Italian Parma Ham & Cheese Sandwich with rocket leaves and avocado is a true winner. Another wonderful offering is Mushroom and Spinach Focaccia, made with garlic sauteed mushroom, spinach, lettuce and melted cheese grilled in a focaccia.
Where: 66, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi
Call: 011 2464 0013
The sandwiches here never disappoint! Generous fillings and the distinct taste of these fillings make all of the sandwiches very special. And the accompanying treats like the cakes and the macaroons are just as nice.
Where: 31, Second Floor, Hauz Khas Village; 73 Meherchand Market;
Third Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket, Delhi
Contact: 011 26521020 (HKV), 011 49050881 (Meherchand), +91 9711117516 (Saket)
The Indigo Deli, a renowned restaurant from Mumbai is a full service gourmet hub which serves as both a restaurant and fine food/kitchen store has the most awesome sandwiches which fans swear by. It boasts of an extensive all-day dining menu comprising of breakfast, sandwiches, coffees, teas and fine wine!
Where: 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Call: 011 4087 0101
Smoke House Deli
If you desire fancy sandwiches with fancy stuffing, Smoke House Deli is the place to be. The menu has a full page dedicated to their artisan cold sandwiches ranging from Smoked Pimento + Leeks Sandwich to Turkey Pastrami + Gouda Croissant to Roast Tenderloin. They are served with coleslaw, pickles and sweet paprika fries. One can choose their bread from whole wheat tartine rye, pumpernickel, spelt whole wheat, toasted bagel or warm croissant.
Where: Smoke House Deli, Hauz Khas, Delhi; 252/253 DLF Place Mall, Saket, Delhi
This obscure eatery is an institution of sorts lying on Birbal Road. Novelty Dairy and Stores (also known as Hawker’s House) has been serving delicious and simple sandwiches since 53 years. The sandwiches are made fresh to order and they literally melt in your mouth. Made with a dollop of homemade mayo, soft bread and his patent green chutney.
Where: 43, Birbal Road, Jangpura, New Delhi
Big Fat Sandwich
We’re convinced that Big Fat Sandwich is exactly what Delhi needed. With names like The Green Lantern, The Firecracker and The Morning After, and ingredients such as paneer pesto and Berrilicious, a concoction involving cucumber, walnuts and plum goat cheese is a definite winner. We’re in love with this place and the sandwiches they whip up.
Where: Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Club sandwiches, anyone?? No one conjures happy teenage memories and takes us back to the wonderful Club Sandwiches like Mocha. Mocha’s trademark Triple-Decker Chicken Club Sandwich stuffs in itself a grilled chicken breast, fried egg, lettuce, onion, and tomato and is dressed with mayonnaise. It is served with coleslaw and a portion of onion rings. Best enjoyed with a cup of Coffee or a glass of Cranberry Lemonade.
Where: Ground Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi