Windsor, Ontario might be known for its huge selection of culinary options, but sometimes the comfort of a great sandwich is all that is needed.
Here’s our list of some great sandwiches options across the region right now, including both old (yes, there’s a grilled cheese on this list) and new favourites.
CRISPY CAJUN SHRIMP POOR BOY
In an under-the-radar move, Chapter Two Brewing Company recently launched a small kitchen within the brewery. As a result, one of their sandwiches has hit the list: Crispy Cajun shrimp poor boy.
Six jumbo shrimp are marinated in a Cajun seasoning, lightly dusted and fried. It’s then served with coleslaw and remoulade on a potato scallion bun.
If you enjoy crispy chicken sandwiches, head to Eastwood’s Grill & Lounge for their Dirty Bird. The chicken is topped with honey mustard, fried Brie cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and roasted red pepper aioli.
THE OG CHICKEN CLUB
When sandwiches are the focal point of your business, you better believe you make a damn good one. The OG Chicken Club from Bread Meats Bread is filled with butter roasted chicken, bacon jam, smoked cheddar, nut free pesto, heirloom tomatoes and arugula lettuce.
The Tuscan Chicken came to be when Joe Schmoe’s launched their new menu for the fall. It’s grilled chicken, goat cheese, mixed greens, pesto mayo, roasted red pepper, bacon, tomato and onion on grilled sourdough bread.
THE HUNGRY HEFFER
Love beef? This sandwich at The Grove Brew House has got a sandwich for you. The Hungry Heffer is absolutely packed with shaved beef and then topped with a wild mushroom ragu, smoked mozzarella, Russian dressing, stout aux jus and onion strings inside a ciabatta bun. It also pairs amazingly with their Paradise Lager.
A great vegetarian option, the Antipasto Party from Taloola Cafe is called that because it’s a party of flavours in your mouth! It’s grilled and filled with house roasted eggplant puree, marinated artichokes, red pepper spread, basil pesto, hot sauce and spinach Asiago cheese.
Have you tried the Porchetta sandwich from The Thirsty Butler? Packed inside a fresh focaccia bun are layers of porchetta topped with caramelized onions, arugula and a lemon-caper mayo.
THE ORIGINAL GRILLED CHEESE
There’s almost nothing more tasty and comfortable than a classic grilled cheese sandwich. Enter Toasty’s, the masters of said classic in downtown Windsor. I mean, just look at the gooeyness!
JACK’S BEEF DIP
This favourite is back on the Jack’s Gastropub menu as a Fall staple item. It’s a warm naan flatbread filled with slow roasted and shaved beef brisket, brandied mushrooms, crispy fried onion tanglers, Gruyere cheese, horseradish crema wrapped. It wouldn’t be a dip if it wasn’t served with a beef demi dipping sauce.
Oh, by the way, we recommend adding the house roasted jalapenos to take it to the next level. You’re welcome.
We haven’t forgot about our vegan friends. The BLT Sammy from Carrots N’ Dates is an organic sprouted bread with coconut bacon, tomato, spring mix and mayo. It’s also great with a side of their soup of the day.