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Where to get your sandwich fix in Liverpool

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In 1762 during a 24 hour gambling streak, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, is said to have ordered his cook to prepare his food in such a way that would not interfere with his game. He was consequently presented with sliced beef between two pieces of toast, which could be eaten with one hand, leaving the other free to play cards. The trend caught on, and soon others began to order ‘the same as sandwich’. Thus a  humble snack became what is today quite possibly the most iconic British culinary invention- the Sandwich.

This week is British Sandwich week, and to honour the delicious delicacy we thought we’d round up a few of the best places to get your sandwich fix in Liverpool.



Established 30 years ago in Chester, Philpotts has a history of experience in providing customers with deliciously fresh handmade sandwiches. Not only do they offer individual baguettes, wraps, salads and sandwiches, (with a signature sandwich introduced each month), but do they also run a catering service for business meetings and events.

With two stores in Liverpool and an online delivery service, Philpotts is perfect for when you need lunch on the go.

Philpott's May Signature Sandwich is Chipotle Pulled Pork in an Artisan Baguette! Philpott's May Signature Sandwich is Chipotle Pulled Pork in an Artisan Baguette!

Find Philpotts:  29-31 Brunswick Street Liverpool, L2 OPJ OR Unit 1 Horton House, Exchange Pass East Liverpool, L2 3QT  

  Baltic Bakehouse

Voted as one of the twenty best bakeries in the UK this year, the Batic Bakehouse brings award-winning sourdough to Liverpool. Food is baked daily so the menu changes constantly, but no matter when you go there's always a breakfast butty or sandwich on offer, made with real artisanal bread!

Can't make it down to the Baltic triangle? Not to worry! Baltic Bakehouse has a sister cafe in Allerton!

New sandwich today: Proscuitto, slow roast tomatos with black olive tapenade and red onion.

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Find the Baltic Bakehouse46 Bridgewater Street Liverpool, L1 0AY OR 97 Allerton Road Liverpool, L18 2DD


Located opposite our home store on Bold Street, we're big fans of Leaf at Utility.  Beginning as a small tea shop in 2007, it's now an amazing bohemian café & event space spanning two floors.

Not only does Leaf boast a wide-ranging variety of lose-leaf teas, but does it also have a wholesome food menu that offers some of the best sandwiches around. Great with soup and some freshly squeezed OJ, our favourite has to be the Moroccan Chicken sandwich.

Chicken Moroccan Chicken Sandwich from Leaf

Find Leaf : 65-67 Bold Street Liverpool, L1 4EZ

The Not Quite A Sandwich

If you aren't a massive sandwich lover, but you like the general concept of some sort of filling stuffed between some sort of carb, here's a few alternatives for when a sandwich does not quite suffice.....

The Bagelry

Filling a much need void in Liverpool, The Bagelry is a newly established boutique in China Town, dedicated to serving the most delicious bagels. The menu incorporates a huge range of flavours; there’s black forest bagels, cinnamon raisin bagels, blueberry bagels, salted jalapeño bagels and beetroot bagels, alongside French toast, brioche, pancakes and more. It's perfect if you fancy a sandwich with a twist (or a hole).

Find The Bagelry: 42 Nelson St, Liverpool, L1 5DN 


Have you ever hear anyone say they don't like burritos? We haven't either. What's not to like about an all encased wrap packed with protein, veggies, carbs and sauces? Tortilla's Californian burritos and tacos are perfect when you fancy a sandwich with a little more stuffing than bread can hold. And what's more, students are entitled to 15% discount if you register with Student Beans.

Find Tortilla: 70 Lord Street , Liverpool L2 1TL

Nolita Cantina

If you're a big fan of Man Vs Food then you'll love Nolita Cantina, an American Bistro / New York deli diner located on 81 Bold Street. Their huge big burgers stuffed with pulled pork and brisket are the ultimate go-to if you're craving a sandwich that's large than life, or at least larger than your pint.

Burgers bigger than pints ???

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Find Nolita Cantina: 81 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HF 

Where is your go-to spot for sandwiches in Liverpool?

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