Sandwich Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge  was another success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Sandwich creation from November 1-25, 2018. 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:  Tara Lee, Ed Lau and Deanna Woo

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points). The total number of points a sandwich creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{100 points}

Saj & Co.

Oh My Nietzsche

Price: $

Created by: Chef Malek Anouti

Description: After the first bite one will start to believe in Nietzsche. On freshly baked unleavened whole-wheat Saj, a yellow cream of ginger and squash dip, zaatar of course since im lebanese, beets for the love, kale and spinach for vancouverites, pickles for no reason, crispy chickpeas for fun, halloumi for an aphrodisiac sensation and a sparkle of Orange for fun as well.

Offered: lunch and dinner

Saj & Co.

813 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://sajandco.ca/

Twitter: @Sajnco

Instagram: @sajandco

2nd Place:

{94 points}

Lotus Seed Vegetarian Restaurant

Sunny Pâté Sandwich

Price: $11.95

Created by: Chef Van

Description: Organic Focaccia bread with our homemade sunflower seeds pâté .Fresh slices of avocado ,tomato , cucumber , romaine heart , pickle jalapeno,& daiya cheese (contains organic tofu )

Offered: Lunch and dinner

Lotus Seed Vegetarian Restaurant

736 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 563-3368

Web: http://lotusseed.ca/

Instagram @lotusseedvegetarian

3rd Place:

{86 points}

Heirs Pears

The Piri Piri Vegan Chicken Club

Price: $9.50

Created by: Chef Simon Conway

DESCRIPTION: Roasted seasoned and marinated jack fruit, tossed in a salad of green onion, grannysmith apple, celery, parsley, cilantro, vegan mayo and piri piri sauce. Served on a toasted vegan gluten free ciabatta bun with mango chutney, tempeh bacon and tempeh paté, crispy lettuce, topped with hot sauce and spiced walnuts

Offered: Lunch and dinner

Heirs Pears

605 Nelson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 682-7327

Web: http://heirspears.com/

Instagram @heirspears

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Heirs Pears

The Piri Piri Vegan Chicken Club

Price: $9.50

Created by: Chef Simon Conway

DESCRIPTION: Roasted seasoned and marinated jack fruit, tossed in a salad of green onion, grannysmith apple, celery, parsley, cilantro, vegan mayo and piri piri sauce. Served on a toasted vegan gluten free ciabatta bun with mango chutney, tempeh bacon and tempeh paté, crispy lettuce, topped with hot sauce and spiced walnuts

Offered: Lunch and dinner

Heirs Pears

605 Nelson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 682-7327

Web: http://heirspears.com/

Instagram @heirspears

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Lotus Seed Vegetarian Restaurant

Sunny Pâté Sandwich

Price: $11.95

Created by: Chef Van

Description: Organic Focaccia bread with our homemade sunflower seeds pâté .Fresh slices of avocado ,tomato , cucumber , romaine heart , pickle jalapeno,& daiya cheese (contains organic tofu )

Offered: Lunch and dinner

Lotus Seed Vegetarian Restaurant

736 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 563-3368

Web: http://lotusseed.ca/

Instagram @lotusseedvegetarian

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Saj & Co.

Oh My Nietzsche

Price: $

Created by: Chef Malek Anouti

Description: After the first bite one will start to believe in Nietzsche. On freshly baked unleavened whole-wheat Saj, a yellow cream of ginger and squash dip, zaatar of course since im lebanese, beets for the love, kale and spinach for vancouverites, pickles for no reason, crispy chickpeas for fun, halloumi for an aphrodisiac sensation and a sparkle of Orange for fun as well.

Offered: lunch and dinner

Saj & Co.

813 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://sajandco.ca/

Twitter: @Sajnco

Instagram: @sajandco

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

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

By: Richard Wolak