If you're looking for Seattle's best sandwich, consider that National Sandwich Day is just around the corner. Every year, on Nov. 3, sandwich lovers take a day to celebrate what happens when you put delicious things between two slices of bread.
To help get you on the bandwagon, we've rounded up Seattle's top sandwich joints, using both Yelp data and our own methodology.
And remember, there's no rule that says you can only eat one sandwich a day.
1. Le Panier French Bakery
Topping the list is Le Panier French Bakery. Located at 1902 Pike Place at the Pike Place Market, the bakery and cafe is the most popular sandwich spot in Seattle, boasting 4.5 stars out of 2,111 reviews on Yelp.
This bakery features sweets like macarons and pastries plus sandwiches on classic baguette bread. Try the roast beef with tomato, lettuce and horseradish; the Jambon Fromage with ham, lettuce and Dijonnaise; or the Jambon Beurre with ham and butter. A full list of offerings can be found here.
2. Salumi Artisan Cured Meats
Next up is Pioneer Square's Salumi Artisan Cured Meats, situated at 309 Third Ave. South. With 4.5 stars out of 1,299 reviews on Yelp, the Italian meat shop has proven to be a local favorite.
The deli, which is open during lunch from Monday through Saturday, is serving up cold sandwiches like the Coppa with Mozzarella, which includes pork shoulder and white cheese; and the Muffo with olive tapenade, sopressata, cotto salami and provolone cheese. There are also custom sandwiches such as the Salumi Salami served with sautéed onions and peppers. Here's the menu.
3. Bakery Nouveau
West Seattle's Bakery Nouveau, located at 4737 California Ave. SW, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery and sandwich shop 4.5 stars out of 1,253 reviews.
Look for unique spins on classic favorites, like a BLT with mozzarella or brie; slow-roasted beef on challah bread with caramelized onions, white cheddar and a creamy horseradish and chive sauce; and house-smoked chicken dressed with a blue cheese and cashew aioli, arugula and an apricot mustarda on a croissant roll. Click here for a full list of sandwich offerings.
4. Tat's Delicatessen
Tat's Delicatessen, a deli that offers cheesesteaks and sandwiches in Pioneer Square, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 1,042 Yelp reviews. Head over to 159 Yesler Way to see for yourself.
Try the pizza Philly cheesesteak with all the fixings plus mozzarella and marinara; a Cajun turkey hoagie complete with smoked turkey, pepper jack cheese, peppers and hot pepper spread; or a meatball sub with marinara sauce and Parmesan. Take a peek at the full menu here.