Chef Sandwiches

From a stir-fried vegetable sandwich to a cumin-spiced sweetbread pita, these chef-created sandwiches are some of the most inventive we’ve had. These recipes first appeared with Tom Colicchio and Sisha Ortuzar’s story Chef’s Special.

The cumin-spiced Sweetbread Pita from Yossi Elad of Jerusalem’s Machneyuda has a bright topping of chopped preserved lemon and jalapeño.

Crab Cake Sandwich »

The crab cake sandwich at David Lentz’s Hungry Cat restaurants in Hollywood and Santa Barbara, California, comes with romesco sauce and shaved fennel, red onion, and arugula.

Roast Pork Sandwich

Tuna mayonnaise gives April Bloomfield’s roast pork sandwich at John Dory Oyster Bar in New York City a savory boost.

Stir-Fried Vegetable Sandwich (Asaltado Vegetariano)

This sandwich combines stir-fried vegetables with a citrusy chile mayonnaise.

Fried Calamari Sandwich

Fiery sriracha sauce and fresh herbs and cucumbers balance the richness of chef Tom Colicchio’s fried calamari sandwich.