The Gobbler sandwich—Chartwells at Monroe College
Ingredients: Brined/roasted turkey breast, parsley stuffing, cranberry Caesar dressing
Why it’s special: Now’s the time of year for holiday banquets…and leftovers! This sandwich brings the flavor of a traditional festive plate into a portable taste of the season.
Tokyo Hoagie—Chartwells at University of North Alabama
Ingredients: Turkey, spinach, avocado, pickled onions, wasabi mayo on hoagie bread
Why it’s special: The heat of the wasabi sets off the cool avocado, creating a taste sensation that’s become a best-selling sandwich on campus.
Thanksgiving Grinder—Culinart at Stony Brook University
Ingredients: Apple-brined/roasted turkey breast on cranberry baguette with sage mashed potatoes, rainbow swiss chard and fontina cheese
Why it’s special: Thanksgiving may be over, but there’s no reason to only enjoy this flavor combo just once a year.
Ham bocadillo—Benilde-St. Margaret School
Ingredients: Ham, manchego-mozzarella blend cheese, garlic-herb aioli, crumbled parmesan on Spanish bread
Why it’s special: With true Spanish flavors and attention to individual ingredients, this is one elevated ham ‘n cheese sammie.
Red wine-braised portobello sandwich—Aramark at Arizona State University
Ingredients: Portobello mushroom braised in red wine, roasted spaghetti squash, roasted red pepper jam, arugula on grilled ciabatta
Why it’s special: This drunken mushroom sandwich is just the thing for a vegan option on a cozy winter menu.
Cholula-Honey-Bacon Monte Cristo—Touchpoint at Via Christi Hospital, Pittsburgh
Ingredients: Bacon, tomato, American cheese on tempura-battered Texas toast
Why it’s special: This is a BLT that’s made “extra” with the addition of melty American cheese and super-crisp Texas toast.
House-roasted turkey avocado club sandwich—Aramark at UNC-Wilmington
Ingredients: Garlic-herb roasted turkey breast, applewood bacon, citrus-avocado spread, pesto-ranch, Bibb lettuce and tomato on sourdough
Why it’s special: On the debut menu for UNC-Wilmington’s cool new dining hall, The Shore this sandwich is just as breezy and fun as the setting.