Best sandwich shops in Edinburgh

Best for Sandwiches on the go in Edinburgh


Grab a quick bite to eat at these take-away lunchtime favourites


Forgot to take lunch to work again? Fear not, Edinburgh has sandwich shops a plenty, so you can slip away from your desk without anyone even noticing. We're not talking your average cheese and tomato sarnie either; these guys go big for food on the go, with hog rolls, Italian home baking and epic grilled cheese sandwiches.

Taken from the 2016/17 The List Eating & Drinking Guide – £5.95 (plus p&p)

34 William Street, West End, EH3 7LJ
A taste of Italy in Edinburgh's West End, with great Italian sandwiches, soups and a deli, too. | read our review of Maialino

80 Bruntsfield Place, Southside, EH10 4HG
The latest addition to Bruntsfield; small contemporary café specialising in savoury cheese and sweet Nutella-filled melts.
read our review of Meltmongers

82 Canongate, Old Town, EH8 8BZ
34 Victoria Street, Old Town, EH1 2JW
Cracklingly delicious slow-roasted hog rolls from these farm-owned, city-centre café/takeaways. | read our reviews of Oink (Canongate) and Oink (Victoria Street)

The Pastures
24 Marchmont Crescent, Southside, EH9 1HG
In the centre of Marchmont lies a little café with a hearty dose of banter and good home-baking.
read our review of The Pastures

38 Easter Road, East End, EH7 5RG
Busy little café serving traditional rustic Italian home-cooking to an appreciative breakfast and lunchtime crowd.
read our review of Polentoni

44 Earl Grey Street, Tollcross, EH3 9BN
Takeaway focused on variety, with an endless array of sandwich and salad combinations to suit all dietary needs. | read our review of Thyme

You might also want to consider: Café Renroc, Di Giorgio, The Manna House, New Town Deli (Broughton Street), New Town Deli (Henderson Row)

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.