Vancouver Sandwich Challenge

Welcome to the next 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 September 6-29, 2019.

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.

Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

Deconstructed Vegan Meatball Banh Mi

Deconstructed Vegan Meatball Banh Mi

Price: $14

Created by: Chef Yen Do and Patrick Do

Description: King Oyster Mushroom Meatballs in a traditional Tomato sauce. From scratch french baguette toast, vegan eggplant aioli, pickles, chili, lime.

Offered: All the time

Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

1392 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 225-8349


Instagram @eatdochay



Italian Meatball Panuozzo

Italian Meatball Panuozzo

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Jesse Jobin

Description: In house made meatballs, Calabarian Chili mayo, arugula, balsamic roasted red onions, fior di latte and parmiagano

Offered: Daily 11:30am-2:30pm


265 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 876-6333


Instagram @sprezzatura_van


Food by Fanta

The Trans-Atlantic Sandwich

The Trans-Atlantic Sandwich

Price: $14

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson and Chef Sadapphin Phothong

Description: The journey starts with a cucumber-wrapped Montreal smoked corned beef amuse-bouche and then travels across the ocean for a Paris-Brest pastry with a Thai-inspired herbal prawn filling with avocado and caramelized purple cabbage, a purple onion purée, grilled sweet corn and pomelo pulps, micro greens, edible flowers and Parmesan Tuiles.

Offered: Wednesday to Sunday 11-3 pm

Food by Fanta at BCD Academy

20542 Fraser Hwy #107, Langley

Tel: (604) 427-0166


Instagram @foodbyfanta



Stewed Pork Bao

Stewed Pork Bao

Price: $6.80

Created by: MixxBao Kitchen

Description: Steamed Bao, Stewed Pork, Homemade Chilly Sauce, Peanut Powder, Pickled Mustard, Cilantro. MixxBao is a Taiwanese Eatery that was created to share the authentic flavours of Taiwan to our customers.

Offered: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-7pm and Saturday 11:30am-8:00pm; Closed Sunday and Monday.

MixxBao Taiwanese Eatery

1426 West 8th Ave, Vancouver

Tel: (604)-800-0211


Instagram @mixxbao


Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Tara Lee

Writer for Inside Vancouver and other publications.

Twitter: @VanGlutton

Instagram: @VanGlutton


Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter

Instagram @jminter


David Grange

Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger

Twitter: @BCfoodieblogger

Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger


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 September 6-29, 2019

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