Oftentimes, pure food-bliss is derived from the simplest of things. Take for instance the ordinary sandwich, which is comprised of two slices of bread that contain a few key ingredients in between. It doesn’t get any simpler than that, but just where can you find the best sandwich in Kingston? Well, that all depends on what variety sandwich you consider to be the tastiest.
During my adolescence, my go-to sandwich was the understated peanut butter and jam. My elementary school taste buds eventually graduated to prefer the chicken or turkey club. Of course, offerings such as beef dip, gourmet grilled cheese, chicken parmesan and toasted western, amongst many others, deserve an honourable mention. And that’s what makes the conversation about where to get the best sandwich in Kingston such a difficult one to have. While you may have preferred the Croque Monsieur yesterday, today it’s the Philly Cheesesteak and tomorrow you’ll be reaching for a deli-style pastrami on rye. The versatile nature of this common menu item stems from the endless number of combinations of breads that can be used on the outside, and meats, cheeses, vegetables and condiments that chefs dare to put inside.
While it’s impossible to list all of the restaurants in Kingston that serve sandwiches, and at a risk of failing to include your go-to place for grabbing a sandwich, our readers have helped us compile a respectable list of what we consider to be the best of the best. In search of the best sandwich in Kingston, this week’s poll asks:
The sest sandwich in Kingston is made by:
- Golden Rooster (20%, 179 Votes)
- Chez Piggy (17%, 156 Votes)
- Pasta Genova (15%, 137 Votes)
- Mlt Dwn (11%, 99 Votes)
- Red House (9%, 87 Votes)
- The Iron Duke (8%, 76 Votes)
- Fardella's Bakery (7%, 64 Votes)
- Go Italian (5%, 42 Votes)
- The Kingston Brewing Company (4%, 39 Votes)
- Somewhere Else Entirely. (2%, 20 Votes)
- Tommy's (1%, 12 Votes)
- Diane's Fish Shack & Smokehouse (1%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 916
As you may have noted, the poll doesn’t go into great detail concerning the exact type of sandwich each of the aforementioned establishments deserves to be credited for. So aside from casting your vote, this week I’m challenging you to go one step further and add a comment below to let us know precisely what type of sandwich you order at your preferred restaurant, sandwich shop or deli. For me it’s the oversized Chez Piggy Club. It’s the perfect combination of chicken, crispy bacon, tomato, jalapeño havarti and chipotle mayonnaise, which happens to be served with a side of housemade rosemary chips.
Then again, I’m also a huge fan of MltDwn’s pulled pork, which combines caramalized onion, jalapeño jack, aged cheddar and BBQ Sauce on sourdough. Extra points for their lattice fries and spicy ketchup. Then again,… there are a few other places… Why is picking the best sandwich in Kingston so difficult? Show some love for your favourite sandwich and the folks who make it by adding a comment below.
Photo credit to Eric Hossinger.