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The Best Sandwiches in Brighton and Hove 

Welcome to the ultimate guide to the best sandwiches in Brighton and Hove!

Our city is teeming with sandwich shops, but we’ve meticulously curated a list of the crème de la crème. These sandwiches are not just meals; they’re life-changing experiences that will redefine your sandwich standards forever.

Crafted with care by top chefs, each bite is a symphony of flavours that will leave you craving more. These sandwiches are in a league of their own, boasting exceptional taste and quality, giving the humble sandwich its own spotlight in its many guises. 

Get ready to embark on a tastyjourney like no other as we unveil the elite sandwiches that have captured our hearts and taste buds here in Brighton; whether sandwich shops, restaurants, cafes or something completely unique. 

Social Board – Sexy Sandwiches

Described as ‘Hand crafted sandwiches, burgers and loaded fries delivered with passion and love.’

Welcome to the culinary legend that is Social Board Brighton! Located in the heart of Kemptown, this cool sandwich and burger shop has set the standard very high for Brighton and beyond for the last few years and there is no other sandwich quite like it!

Pioneered by Tomas and his dedicated team, Social Board Brighton is renowned for its “sexy sandwiches” that redefine the art of sandwich making. Crafted with meticulous precision and the finest ingredients, each bite is a revelation, offering a unique and unforgettable taste experience. With Tomas’s background (previously the head chef at Food For Friends), his sandwiches cater to both herbivores and carnivores alike, showcasing his fine culinary expertise and creativity in providing a meal between artisan bread. Follow Social Board on Instagram for a tantalising glimpse into their mouthwatering masterpieces, and prepare to be drawn in!

Sensational Smorl’s | Pitta & Tortilla

Smorl’s Houmous, situated in Brighton Open Market, is a multi-award-winning vegan haven celebrated for its exquisite houmous creations.

Their sandwich offerings, be it the falafel pitta pocket or the Tortilla wrap, redefine culinary delight. Each bite is a symphony of flavours and textures, bursting with healthy goodness that tantalises the taste buds.

The artisan pitta pocket, baked in-house, boasts a luscious layer of Smorl’s Houmous, embraced by freshly fried falafels, crisp green salad, tangy pickled cabbage, and a medley of char-grilled vegetable tapenade, pickles, and tahini-dill dressing. A sprinkle of chili-lime dressing and organic tamari sunflower seeds adds the perfect finishing touch.

Meanwhile, the Tortilla Wrap offers a savoury ensemble of Smorl’s freshly fried falafels and handcrafted houmous, complemented by vibrant green salad, crunchy pickled cabbage, and an array of grated carrot, pickled gherkins and turmeric cauliflower. Drizzled with tahini-dill dressing and chili-lime dressing, it’s a flavour sensation to behold.

Lavash Flat Breads and wraps

Lavash Brighton offers an authentic Middle Eastern culinary experience, centered around its namesake tandoor bread, freshly made to order in the traditional clay oven.

The Lavash, a bubbly and chewy flatbread, serves as the ideal accompaniment to delectable dips like hummus and baba ganoush, as well as succulent lamb kebabs. Each bite embodies the rich and robust flavours of Middle Eastern cuisine, transporting diners to the heart of the region with every mouthful.

From wraps to kebabs and platters, Lavash Brighton delivers an immersive dining experience to eat in or takeaway, celebrating the vibrant and diverse culinary heritage of the Middle East.

Jo and Co

Jo and Co restaurant in Hove is an award winning restaurant serving some of the best sandwiches in Hove in our opinion. We’re talking exceptional sandwiches, well thought out sandwich winners and sandwiches which Jo and Pete have handpicked from their travels around the globe. Favourites include. 

Philly Steak sandwich. Sliced steak, onions, raclette cheese & mustard mayo in toasted sourdough

Marinated chicken, open avocado sandwich. Grilled marinated chicken thigh, crushed avocado, kimchi slaw on toasted sourdough.

Plant Based Open Sandwich. Crushed avocado, mushrooms, spinach, grilled courgettes & basil dressing on sourdough toast with mixed seeds

Jo and Co is a sit down restaurant service usually but we’re sure you can also get sandwiches to takeaway also. 

Lost Boys Land | Hot chicken sandwiches

Lost Boys Land in Brighton is a must-try, boasting multiple awards and serving up arguably the city’s finest takeaway, particularly renowned for its exceptional chicken dishes. Their menu features a variety of hot sandwiches, all available at their venue or available for home delivery too via Uber Eats

Their signature perfectly fried chicken thigh fillet undergoes a meticulous preparation process. Starting with brining and marinating in buttermilk, the chicken is then expertly fried to order. What sets it apart is the secret blend of 17 spices, infusing the chicken with unparalleled flavour and depth.


Novellino Brighton presents a unique fusion of culinary influences, drawing inspiration from the vibrant food cultures of both a French Bistro and the bustling Tel Aviv scene. This innovative approach to Jewish cooking results in modern Sephardic cuisine that celebrates diversity and creativity. 

Novellino offers a variety of sandwich options to suit different tastes including:

1. Grilled chicken breast with basil, mayo, and black pepper.
2. Salt beef paired with pickled cucumber and American mustard.
3. Tuna mayo combined with cucumber.
4. Smoked salmon served with vegan cream cheese, red onion, and dill.
5. Egg mayo with cress (suitable for vegetarians).
6. Hummus, baby gem lettuce, tomato, and pickled cucumber (suitable for vegans).

Nanima Kitchen & Asian Cafe

Nanima in Kemptown is known for its fresh and flavourful Vietnamese banh-mi sandwiches, prepared daily with a variety of delicious fillings.

Among their offerings are marinated pork, marinated chicken, and red onion & green chilli omelette options, providing a diverse range of flavours to satisfy different tastes.

Additionally, they offer Spicy Korean Chicken baguettes for those seeking a bit of heat, along with a selection of vegetarian sandwiches, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Mange Tout – Mouth watering croques

Located in the heart of Brighton, this independent bistro brings a taste of France to your table.

Savour their delectable croques, choosing between classic Croque Monsieur – a toasted sandwich with ham, cheese, and béchamel sauce or Croque Madame, topped with a fried egg for an extra touch of decadence.

Available for takeout, these croques offer a perfect blend of simplicity and flavour, crafted with quality and sustainable ingredients.

Trading Post Coffee Roasters

Trading Post Coffee Roasters offers an enticing selection of artisan sandwiches alongside their excellent coffee, breakfast options, and lite bites.

Among their popular sandwich selection, The Cumberland stands out with its double-stacked sourdough filled with Cumberland sausage rings. For a classic indulgence, you can enjoy The Classic Croque Monsieur, a triple-stacked grilled brioche layered with ham, cheese, and a mustard mayo spread. And of course, the bacon butty delights with its triple-stacked layers of crispy bacon. 

Pictured: The Triple stacked Croque-Monsieur