8 Best Sandwiches in America You Need to Try At Least Once

The Classic New York Pastrami on Rye

Originating in NYC's Jewish delis, this classic sandwich features a thick layer of pastrami with spicy mustard. According to Tasting Table, a side of dill pickles complements it well.

Chicago s Italian Beef

Created by Italian immigrants during the Depression, this sandwich features thinly sliced roast beef dipped in au jus, served on an Italian roll. Al s Beef, founded in 1938, is famed for it.

New Orleans s Muffuletta

Invented in 1906 by Italian immigrants in New Orleans, the muffuletta features a round loaf stuffed with marinated olive salad, salami, ham, and provolone. Central Grocery still serves it today.

The Philly Cheesesteak

A Philly cultural icon, the cheesesteak features sautéed ribeye and melted cheese in a long roll. Its origin, credited to Pat and Harry Olivieri, dates back to 1930s South Philadelphia.

Maine Lobster Roll

Maine's signature sandwich features fresh lobster lightly dressed with mayo in a buttered, toasted roll. Popular since the 1970s, Red s Eats in Wiscasset is renowned for generous servings.

California Avocado BLT

The West Coast BLT: bacon, lettuce, tomato, and ripe avocado on toasted bread. Enjoy this iconic sandwich with a panoramic view at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Miami s Cubano

Originally a Cuban delicacy, the sandwich evolved into its modern form in Miami post-1950s Cuban Revolution, featuring roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard on Cuban bread.

Pittsburgh s Primanti Sandwich

Created during the Depression by the Primantia Brothers as an on-the-go snack, this sandwich includes grilled meat, coleslaw, tomato slices, and French fries on Italian bread.