Chilli Cake Deli
Here they let you choose during every step of the way. Pick your favourite bread and fill it up. Their menu has some great selections too; the Truffle Man fillings catch our eye in particular. Hot chicken, black pudding, watercress and mustard mayo topped with a drizzle of truffle oil – pig out.
Boho One, Bridge Street West, Middlesbrough TS2 1AE
9 Upper Church Street, Hartlepool TS24 7ET
Chillipepper Sandwiches & More
Open since 2009, Chillipepper pride themselves on using first-class produce to make top quality sandwiches. Most recently they had a chicken tikka rice box as their special of the week. Keep an eye out for their sandwich of the week too; they’re definitely worth giving a go.
Newcastle, NE1 3NZ
0191 221 2670
Dene’s Deli has been a stalwart of Jesmond for over 25 years and have just scooped Independent Sandwich Retailer of the Year in The Sammies Awards 2017. They encourage you to customise and personalise your sandwich as much as possible – nothing is too much trouble. But if you’re in more of a rush, why not pick something a little wilder. If you like spicy, the kamikaze chicken should do the trick.
244 Jesmond Road
Newcastle, NE2 1LD
0191 281 8200
The Jolly Fisherman
As famous sandwiches go, The Jolly Fisherman probably has one of the best-known in the North East. Their crab sandwich is legendary in these parts, but take nothing away from their other seafood sandwiches. Their salmon and prawn options are the unsung heroes.
Haven Hill, Craster
Northumberland, NE66 3TR
Highly recommended by locals, McKeith’s is an absolute winner around Sunderland. It is very reasonably priced, offering a fantastic selection of sandwiches and snacks. The jacket potatoes in particular are hot favourites.
171 Chester Road
Sunderland, SR4 7JA
0191 514 4859