Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sandwiches Around The World

Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sandwiches Around The World

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love sandwiches. Whether they’re open faced, hot or cold, sweet or savory, big and messy or small and posh, we all have our favorites. This week I list some very interesting styles from every corner of the globe in Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sandwiches Around The World. Grab a napkin and a drink and enjoy…

Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sandwiches Around The World


A popular and coveted street food the Vada Pav is perfect for vegetarians and those who want a break from the meat scene. Battered and fried potatoes are slathered in your favorite chutney and placed between sliced soft buns. Messy and delicious!

Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sandwiches Around The World


This cornflower cake can be stuffed with a number of meats and vegetables. Add chili sauce and the unique sandwich, known as Arepa, can deliver quite a kick! You can find them in most South American countries served in a variety of ways.

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Vegemite is a yeasty paste that only an Australian can love. Spread on buttered toast with some cheese and you have the most unique sandwich you’ll ever eat. Packed with vitamins and minerals it’s one of the most healthful spreads out there, if you can get used to the taste.

Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sandwiches Around The World

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Zapiekanka is an open-faced baguette popular throughout Poland. Typically found at street vendors the extra-long baguette is covered with sauteed mushroom, onions, and cheese then baked in the oven and drizzled with ketchup. Another messy delight.

Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sandwiches Around The World

South Africa

The Gatsby is a simple concoction with massive size. A ridiculous amount of french fries (chips) and bologna are stuffed into an Italian roll and served with ketchup, piri piri, and lettuce. Have an empty stomach before ordering one of these!

Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sandwiches Around The World

Puerto Rico

This meat lover’s dream is a favorite street food in Puerto Rico. The Tripleta sandwich gets its name from the trio of grilled chicken, ham, and beef served on a sweetened sandwich roll. Adding mayo, ketchup, mustard, or hot sauce gives it added dimension. I love mine plain with just the juices form the meats dripping down my arm!

Well there you have it…I could go on and on but those are some of my favorites. Have you ever tried one of these delicious sandwiches? Do you have a unique one of your own? Share your experiences with us!

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Marie Hernandez

Destination and Hotel Marketer, Freelance Travel Writer/Blogger at SeriouslyTravel
Marie Hernandez is a Destination and Hotel marketer, social media manager, travel writer, full time traveler, and the founder and author behind SeriouslyTravel. Her passion for travel and food inspires her to seek new places, new cuisine, and new adventures. Her desire is to inspire everyone to explore the world; even if it's just in your own back yard. Marie also writes for several outside publications including Hotels Combined, TripZilla Magazine, The Hotel Guide, eOasia blog, AsiaOne blog, and A1Travel.

8 Responses to “Gastronome Wednesday ~ Sandwiches Around The World”

  1. Marc

    Love that sandwich collection. I would love to try out that Australian one. It looks delicious.

    • Marie Hernandez

      Thanks Marc – It takes a while to get used to the taste of Vegemite. It’s unique flavor but once you do it’s a fantastic healthy snack! Thanks for your comments and support!

  2. Doni

    the Zapiekanka looks absolutely amazing! Its almost worth going to Poland just for that hahaha

  3. Neha Singh

    One of my favorite street food, Vada Pav! from India,
    a great crispy kinda off, with soft fluffy pav bun and vada itself – tangy, spicy with each bite and yes the luscious chutney… mhmmm yummy.!!! 🙂

  4. Maria

    Hi Marie,

    Thankyou for linking the recipe and a great collection of sandwiches although I would prefer Indian vada pav anytime.