No one can resist a good sandwich. This National Sandwich Month, Miami offers plenty of excellent options to whet your appetite. From succulent steak sandwiches to Cuban classics, these are the six mouthwatering sandwiches you must try in Miami!
Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen
This Mediterranean gem in the South of Fifth neighborhood is a great place to go for Executive Chef Sam Gorenstein’s decidedly Israeli spin on the sandwich. During lunch service from 11 AM – 4:30 PM Tuesday through Saturday, Abbale offers fresh-baked pita sandwiches filled with falafel, shuk salad, hummus, tahini, pickled cabbage, and sprouts, or the Lamb Kofta Pita stuffed with lamb kofta, hummus, charcoal tahini, pickled cabbage, and sprouts. Also on the sandwich side of the menu – Jerusalem Bagels ( a lighter and larger, more breadlike version of the traditional bagels we know) served open face with avocado, eggs, feta cheese, hummus, arugula tomato, tahini, Aleppo pepper, and olive oil or with house-cured salmon, labneh, preserved lemon tapenade, arugula, cucumber radish, and pickled onions. Abbale is located at 864 Commerce Street, Miami Beach. For more information, go to www.abbatlvkitchen.com.
Kush by Stephens
This August, celebrate National Sandwich Day with one of Kush by Stephens award-winning creations. Sandwich addicts rejoice with the Newman’s Jewban and the Rachel. The Newman’s Jewban ($16) is prepared with pulled pork, corned beef, Swiss cheese, pickles, sauerkraut, yellow mustard, and Russian dressing, served on grilled rye. The Reuben ($16) is made with hot corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing served on rye, and the Rachel ($16) is built with hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing, served on rye. Kush Hialeah is located at 1000 East 16th Street in Hialeah. For more information, visit kushhospitality.com/locations/
La Boulangerie Boul’Mich
French-Latin artisan bakery and restaurant La Boulangerie Boul’Mich is a go-to destination this August for National Sandwich Month. It’s true that La Boulangerie Boul’Mich is a hub for treats ranging from coffee, fresh croissants, and empanadas to pasta and salads, but the sixteen varieties of gourmet sandwiches on the menu are sure to blow you away. A few of the most unique options include the New Orleans Style ($15.43), made with Black Forest Ham, tomatoes, Genoa Salami, red onions, roasted beef, lettuce, and Creole mayo; Turkey Reuben ($13.93), served hot with signature oven roasted turkey, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on Brioche bread; and the Brie and Roasted Almonds ($13.92), served hot with deliciously melted creamy French brie, crispy almonds, Romaine lettuce, and raspberry jam. House favorites also include the French Dip ($15.24), prepared with slow-cooked roast beef, melted Swiss cheese, and caramelized onions served with a salty “au jus” dip; and the Classic Smoked Salmon ($15.35), made with cream cheese, onions, capers, and lemon. La Boulangerie has six locations in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Visit www.laboulangerieusa.com/locations for more information and to see all locations.
Necessary Purveyor at Time Out Market Miami
During National Sandwich Month, take a bite and indulge in Necessary Purveyor at Time Out Market Miami, an artisanal sandwich shop, taking the humble lunch classic to new heights with thoughtfully sourced ingredients and inventive, flavorful combinations. The eclectic menu features southern-inspired creations originating in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida, and the bread is baked daily by Bettant Bakery. Guests can expect packed sandwiches, including Jasper’s Choice with prosciutto di parma, buffalo mozzarella, and arugula, with a balsamic glaze; Roasty Manchego with seasoned roast beef, manchego, fig, arugula, topped with sesame dressing; and Turkey Avo an original take on a turkey sandwich, which features turkey, cheddar, avocado, lettuce, tomato, clover sprouts, dill pickles with chipotle aioli. Necessary Purveyor is located at Time Out Market Miami at 1601 Drexel Avenue in Miami Beach. For more information, visit www.timeoutmarket.com/miami.
Opened in July 2022, Patio Isola – chef/restaurateur José Mendín’s inspired, coastal Italian concept – is the ideal MiMo destination to indulge in decadent handhelds during National Sandwich Month. Whether it’s for a lunch date or a late-night rendezvous, Mendín, along with Executive Chef Santo Agnello, has curated a bold and vibrant menu featuring a lineup of top-notch sandwiches. Available during lunch and on a specialty after-hours menu, delicious handhelds include Chicken, Meatball Eggplant Parms, Italian Cold Cuts, Calamari Fritti, and Caprese ($14 – $18). Patio Isola is located at 6789 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. The restaurant serves lunch Tuesday to Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM. The late-night menu is offered from 11 PM to close. For more information, visit www.casaisolamiami.com/patioisola.
R House Wynwood
R House is a beloved Wynwood culinary icon known for its quality cuisine, cocktails, weekly drag brunch performances, and nighttime entertainment. Staying true to the brand, the sandwiches at this restaurant don’t fall short of legendary. During National Sandwich Month, visit R House and try The Cuban ($18). Stuffed with slow-roasted mojo pork, Serrano ham, pickles, local mustard, and Swiss cheese, this sandwich is served on Miami-local ZakThe Baker bread and with a side of house-cut chips. For those of you still wondering if a burger is considered a sandwich, the answer is yes. Satisfy your guilty pleasure with the R House Burger ($20), an Angus burger topped with shredded mojo pork, Swiss cheese, chipotle BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, and paitas served on a brioche bun with a side of house-cut chips. R House Wynwood is located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue. For more information, visit www.rhousewynwood.com.