By Milena Petrovic
WARNING: This list of sandwiches might require you to overextend your jaw in order for you to be able to sink your teeth into these buns. If you eat pasta for breakfast, this could be your guide for lunch.
Here are six of the most outrageous sandwiches in Calgary that will flex your chewing muscles and test your appetite’s stamina.
Pork with mac sandwich from CHACHI’s
Do not eat this if you’ve got afternoon plans. Made on a ciabatta bun filled with tender pulled pork, sweet chili BBQ sauce and topped with creamy mac ‘n’ cheese, eating this carb coma-inducing sandwich is best finished with a trip to the couch.
Cheezy waffle sandwich from Waffles & Chix
This scrumptious southern style waffle-wich is made on cheese-infused Belgian waffles with crispy fried chicken stacked in between. Then it is topped with coleslaw and drizzled with maple syrup.
Address: Crossroads Market – 1235 26 Avenue SE
Egg salad doughnut sandwich from Jelly Modern
When plain white sandwich bread just doesn’t do it for you anymore, step into Jelly Modern to taste their donuts on a savoury level. Choose from creamy eggsalad, Alberta roast beef or chicken salad to fill their deliciously light and fluffy donut dough.
Address: 100 1414 8 Street SW
Roasted garlic meatball sandwich from Charcut
This meal between buns is a literal jaw-dropper. Roasted garlic meatballs are stacked mile high then generously topped with Quebec cheese curds and coated with Sunday gravy on a toasted brioche bun. Caution: this sandwich causes meat sweats.
Address: 899 Centre Street SW
Calzone rainbow bagelwich from Bagelino’s
Brighten up your lunch with a vibrant rainbow bagel filled with classic homemade pizza sauce, layered with smoked ham, topped with Genoa salami, tomatoes, red onions and sliced olives that are coated in melted Monterey jack cheese.
Address: 809 7 Street SW
Pot roast stuffed burger from Naina’s Kitchen
This sandwich is only to be handled by those who are not there to just bite into it, but those that are hungry enough to devour it. On a traditional white bun, this sinful beef burger is stuffed with Sunday’s dinner- tender pot roast, potatoes, carrots and gravy. The burger is then dressed with lettuce, horseradish and mayo.
Address: 121 17 Avenue SE