Vancouver Sandwich Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sandwich creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Sandwich creations on their menu from November 1 – 25, 2018.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the sandwich creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best  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 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 sandwich creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites 

Here are the sandwich creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Heirs Pears

The Piri Piri Vegan Chicken Club

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


Instagram @heirspears


Lotus Seed Vegetarian Restaurant

Sunny Pâté Sandwich

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


Instagram @lotusseedvegetarian


Saj & Co.

Oh My Nietzsche

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


Twitter: @Sajnco

Instagram: @sajandco


Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Tara Lee

Writer for Inside Vancouver and other publications.

Twitter: @VanGlutton

Instagram: @VanGlutton


Ed Lau

Writer and Photographer for Eds Eats and other publications.

Twitter: @edlau

Instagram @edlauphoto


Deanna Woo

Blogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @deannawoo


Make sure you pick up one of the Sandwich Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from November 1-25, 2018

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