Sandwiches are the classic, quintessential packed lunch - but does that mean they need to be boring? "Simple" isn't always the death knell to creativity; sometimes it's the inspiration for something exceptional. These sandwiches may follow the general outline of "bread + filling = delicious", but there's nothing ordinary about them. If you appreciate craftsmanship in your food, these inspired takes on International favorites and 100% made-from-scratch staples are a testament to how much you can make with a few basic ingredients.

Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwich with Broccoli Rabe and Provolone from Food Blogga

Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwich with Broccoli Rabe and Provolone

Pork Belly Banh Mi from ferme à la table

Pork Belly Banh MiFried Shrimp Po-boy with Jalapeno Lime Ailoi

Asparagus Sandwich from Sandwicherie

Asparagus Sandwich

Meatball Marinara Sub from The Food Pot

Meatball Marinara Sub with Blue Cheese, Rocket, Fennel & Apple

Lobster Roll from Eat and Relish

Lobster RollToasted French Dip with Caramelized Onions and Swiss CheeseCarnitas Torta Ahogada (Drowned Pulled Pork Sandwich)

Devil's Tower Steak Sandwiches from Propane Kitchen

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