Stacked Sandwich Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Stacked Sandwich Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their stacked sandwich creation from September 10-30, 2015. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Jay Minter, Tara Lee and Aaron Alexander

The Winners are:

1st Place (tie):

Saj & Co.

AL Haikal

AL Haikal

Price: $13

Created by: Malek Anouti

Description:  AL Haikal means strcuture or temple. temple as it looks like an architectural temple viewed from different perspectives; also haykal is a synonim of my newborn boy Kayan!

Ingredients: Authentically baked on the saj; Organic rye and buckwheat dough, with Lebanese villager’s style Zaatar, kale and spinach with our signature dressing, avocado, dates, almonds, walnuts, pecan, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, premium tahini, organic coffee, onions, fresh mint leaves, labneh, topped with orange zest and pomegranate molasses.

Offered: Mon – Fri 12pm – 3:30 pm and 6pm – 9 pm; and Saturday and 6pm – 10pm

Saj & Co.

813 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: https://www.facebook.com/sajco

Twitter: @Sajnco

Malek Anouti

Malek Anouti

1st Place (tie):

Solly’s Bagelry

"Pumped up Latka" Eggel

Pumped-Up Latkeh Eggel

Price: $16.50

Created by: Leah Markovitch

Description: Solly’s Delicious stacked sandwich Eggel starts with a Solly’s “Brooklyn Style” Boiled Pumpernickel Marble bagel, toasted and buttered and topped with a poached fresh egg, a slice of tomato and a generous topping of Dijon.  The tomato is topped with a large 150 gram portion of  locally cured absolutely delicious steamed Corned Beef and a generous piece of  cheddar cheese which is  melted over.   To top things off,  a Hot Crunchy Home fried Solly’s  ‘Latkeh’ (Jewish Style Potato Pancake)  a few slices of Kosher style Garlic pickle and, of course,  the Toasted buttered top of the Pumpernickel Bagel.  All this is served with potato chips and a pickle.  A mouthful worth waiting for !

Offered: All day, 7 days a week.

Solly’s Bagelry

368 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

Web: http://www.sollysbagelry.com

Twitter: @SollysBagelry

Leah Markovitch

Leah Markovitch

2nd Place:

Doughgirls Bakeshop

The Benedictine Club Crunch

The Benedictine Club Crunch

Price: $10.50

Created by: Rose Concepcion & Thuy Kelp

Description: The Doughgirls #DownHomeDoneRight club sandwich w/a twist. Free-Range Cajun spiced chicken breast*, Fraser Valley double  Smoked bacon*, avocado, roma tomatoes, UBC Farm organic greens**, Deep River Mesquite BBQ Potato Chips, and Benedictine (A cucumber, scallion, herb cream cheese) on our Organic Anadama Bread (An old-time New England loaf of molasses & corn grit). Served w/a side salad of seasonal greens, house-made pickles & Chipotle Buttermilk Dressing.

Offered:  lunch and early dinner until closing Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm plus seasonal late Fridays till 8pm, Sundays 9am-5pm.

Doughgirls Bakeshop

3322 Shrum Lane (Westbrook Village)

Tel: (604) 333-5474

Web: http://www.doughgirlsbakeshop.com/

Twitter: @DoughgirlsBake

Thuy Kelp

Thuy Kelp

3rd Place:

The Copper Chimney

Do Ranga Stacked Sandwich

Do Ranga Stacked Sandwich

Price: $18

Created by: Executive Chef Jaroslaw Faryna

Description: spiced masala lamb, tandoori chicken, apple pear walnut chutney, micro greens, avocado salsa, sesame bun, spicy chips

Offered: Lunch and dinner daily

The Copper Chimney

567 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-8862

Web: http://www.copperchimney.ca/

Twitter: @CopperChimney_1

Executive Chef Jaroslaw Faryna

Executive Chef Jaroslaw Faryna

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Stacked Sandwich creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

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Saj & Co.

AL Haikal

AL Haikal

Price: $13

Created by: Malek Anouti

Description:  AL Haikal means strcuture or temple. temple as it looks like an architectural temple viewed from different perspectives; also haykal is a synonim of my newborn boy Kayan!

Ingredients: Authentically baked on the saj; Organic rye and buckwheat dough, with Lebanese villager’s style Zaatar, kale and spinach with our signature dressing, avocado, dates, almonds, walnuts, pecan, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, premium tahini, organic coffee, onions, fresh mint leaves, labneh, topped with orange zest and pomegranate molasses.

Offered: Mon – Fri 12pm – 3:30 pm and 6pm – 9 pm; and Saturday and 6pm – 10pm

Saj & Co.

813 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: https://www.facebook.com/sajco

Twitter: @Sajnco

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

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Doughgirls Bakeshop

The Benedictine Club Crunch

The Benedictine Club Crunch

Price: $10.50

Created by: Rose Concepcion & Thuy Kelp

Description: The Doughgirls #DownHomeDoneRight club sandwich w/a twist. Free-Range Cajun spiced chicken breast*, Fraser Valley double  Smoked bacon*, avocado, roma tomatoes, UBC Farm organic greens**, Deep River Mesquite BBQ Potato Chips, and Benedictine (A cucumber, scallion, herb cream cheese) on our Organic Anadama Bread (An old-time New England loaf of molasses & corn grit). Served w/a side salad of seasonal greens, house-made pickles & Chipotle Buttermilk Dressing.

Offered:  lunch and early dinner until closing Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm plus seasonal late Fridays till 8pm, Sundays 9am-5pm.

Doughgirls Bakeshop

3322 Shrum Lane (Westbrook Village)

Tel: (604) 333-5474

Web: http://www.doughgirlsbakeshop.com/

Twitter: @DoughgirlsBake

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

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The Copper Chimney

Do Ranga Stacked Sandwich

Do Ranga Stacked Sandwich

Price: $18

Created by: Executive Chef Jaroslaw Faryna

Description: spiced masala lamb, tandoori chicken, apple pear walnut chutney, micro greens, avocado salsa, sesame bun, spicy chips

Offered: Lunch and dinner daily

The Copper Chimney

567 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-8862

Web: http://www.copperchimney.ca/

Twitter: @CopperChimney_1

Thank you to the chefs and restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their Stacked Sandwiches on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Stacked Sandwich creations! See the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak