Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Stacked Sandwich Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Stacked Sandwich creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Stacked Sandwich creations on their menu from September 10-30, 2015.
How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the stacked sandwich creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best stacked sandwich creation for the People’s Choice award winners.
Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #SandwichChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.
Voting criteria – some things to help you judge your favourite stacked sandwich creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.
Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different stacked sandwich creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites
Here are the 6 stacked sandwich creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.
The Copper Chimney
Do Ranga Stacked Sandwich
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
Wild Boar Cubano
Created by: Jonathan Plaza
Description: The concept is a take on the classic cubano sandwich that is assembled and pressed (grilled), the most interesting grilled ham and cheese.
Offered: 11 am to 6 pm (7 days a week)
3108 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver
The Fresh Pear Proscuitto and Blue Cheese Stacker Sandwich
Created by: Chef Josh Karbelnik
Description: It is a grilled panini sandwich.
Offered: 9:30am-6pm, VanDusen Garden Kitchen
Truffle Fine Foods Cafe
5151 Oak Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604-505- 4961
Truffle Fine Foods Café
785 Davie Street, Vancouver
Truffle Fine Foods Cafe
777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
The Benedictine Club Crunch
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.
3322 Shrum Lane (Westbrook Village)
Tel: (604) 333-5474
Saj & Co.
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
Pumped-Up Latkeh Eggel
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.
368 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Make sure you pick up one of the Stacked Sandwich Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourite Stacked Sandwich creations. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at
Our Media judges for this challenge are:
Freelance journalist and broadcaster. Writer for Georgia Straight
Writer and Creator of BC BuzZ….Plus a film fanatic, music lover & lover of the arts!
Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.