Today is the Greatest Day You’ve Ever Known: National Sandwich Day

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Two questions:

1. Do you eat the end pieces of the loaf of bread?

2. Is a cheeseburger a sandwich?


Share your sandwich-related feelings in the comments! HAPPY SANDWICH DAY I LOVE YOU.

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    I generally find sandwiches weighted unfairly in favour of bread. Consequence is that my sandwiches usually fall apart from too much filling.

    Also, sandwiches get et too fast.

    But a really good sandwich is a beautiful thing. Gimme some classy fucking wholegrain, avocado, hot mustard, rare roast lamb, baby spinach and cucumber… oh baby. Add some roast pumpkin and you have yourself a wife.

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    I do eat the endy bits (do some people not? But they’re the best bit! Mmmm, chewy) and find the avocado and hummous sandwich to be one of the best things about living in the modern world.

    Man, I really love sandwiches. And also this post.

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      What is faux pulled pork, though? Actual pulled pork sounds kind of alarming, and the notion of a fake version of whatever the heck pulled pork is creeps me out even more.

      The words ‘pulled’ and ‘pork’ have now lost all meaning for me. Which I suppose now means that if I’m ever in Montreal, I shall have to try your sandwich, q.

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        No, pulled pork is delicious! It’s just slow roasted in sauce and spices till it’s falling apart and then flaked, basically. Nothing too alarming about that, surely?

        My friend made is pulled kangaroo once, which I think I like even more. I am a little curious to know what they use for faux pulled pork, though. Maybe soy meat. Hmmm.

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        If you’re anywhere Edinburgh, try Oink. They have a giant pig in the window from which they scrape the juiciest morsels of pork I have ever had the pleasure of tasting, slap them in a bap and smother them in condiments of your choice.

        I’m not usually a pork fan (har har), but that place is amazing.

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    This is awesome as I just sat down to eat my favorite sandwich from my fav deli.

    The Deli: Bite Sandwich Shop (SF)
    The Sandwich: Toasted Dutch Crunch roll with freshly sliced cracked pepper turkey and melted gruyere cheese. Topped with deli mustard, lettuce, tomato and onion.
    It’s simple, yet it’s perfect in it’s execution. If I get it anywhere else that doesn’t have gruyere I’ll ask for sprouts.

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    1. Yes
    2. No

    I want the sandwich in that picture so badly.

    I heard about National Sandwich Day on the radio at work – it was mentioned right after Men Cook Dinner Day. I subsequently spent the rest of the afternoon thinking about sexism and not about sandwiches.

    This is much better.

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    1. No, the end pieces are only good for putting in the brown sugar container so that it’s not stuck in one big block of sweetness.

    2. Yes, in involves bread and a filling. Tasty, cheesy filling.

    Also, the best sandwiches almost always involve avocado and/or brie.

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    I had no idea there was a national sandwich day. I can’t express enough how much I enjoy sandwiches. My greatest wish is to have someone follow me around and feed me sandwiches when I am hungry.

    1. yes – bread is bread
    2. yes – anything between two pieces of bread is a sandwich

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    I only eat the ends if I am desperate.

    A cheeseburger is a sandwich if it says it is a sandwich.

    When I lived in Idaho Falls, there was this awesome sandwich shop called The Sandwich Tree. Every sandwich they made was perfection. I want to go back just to load up on sandwiches and take them home with me. Sandwiches forever!!!!!!

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    Y U NO POST THIS 10 HOURS AGO?! I had a burger today…but it was a black bean burger and it was in a pita. T_T I don’t think that counts. It didn’t feel like a sandwich. I could have made a delicious egg sandwich today if I had known! Instead I had shitty cold rice with kimchi! waaaaaah!!!

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    The best meal I ever had in the history of my life was a sandwich. It was perfect in every way. From the thick slices of cheese to the crusty bread, sliced cherry tomatoes and everything else my cousin put in it. I still talk about this sandwich often. In fact it may be the single best thing that has EVER happened to me.

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    I feel like a more pressing question is whether a hotdog is a sandwich. Once you start allowing hinges in the bun, where do you draw the line? Could a taco be considered a sandwich? What about wraps? The filling is still sandwiched between two pieces of bread. And the actual act of sandwiching refers to putting something, i.e. the filling, between two other objects. In that case, is bread even necessary? Oreos and other biscuits could potentially be sandwiches.

    So confusing.

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    1. Only with something overwhelmingly delicious, like Nutella. Basically, always Nutella.

    2. It’s food between two pieces of bread. Why wouldn’t it be a sandwich? I’m confused. By the way, the only way I can eat it anymore is with lots of raw onion smooshed into the melted cheese. SO GOOD.

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    1. i eat the end pieces as toast, never as part of a sandwich with significant filling volume though.

    2. i think burgers in general are a specific subvariety of sandwich, therefore the cheeseburger is a sandwich. my definition of sandwich me is that the outside pieces should be separate or hinged such that movement between the 2 pieces is possible at some point during its existence; whether bread is involved is unimportant. which excludes wraps but includes ice cream sandwiches and those yupi/trolli burger lollies.

    3. i have been known including at the present time to be a talented eater of high filling volume sandwiches, just ask anyone who has seen my lunch during my school and working careers (not even joking.)

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    Since there was a post about Hyperbole and a Half the other day, I thought I’d link to the post called “How a Sandwich Makes You Its Bitch in 11 Easy Steps.”

    Also, I’m planning to move to Germany in the next few years, but I was recently informed that they don’t really do sandwiches over there. How is this possible?! Those poor people! Now I really *have* to go, to bring them the joys of sandwiches if nothing else.

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    AH I Can’t believe I missed national sandwich day! Good thing I ate a sandwich anyway cuz I do almost every day!

    Tomato Mozzarella Avocado on Ciabbatta toasted awwwww yeaahhh

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