Here at blACKbook we believe that sometimes the best sandwiches don’t come on traditional white, wheat or rye bread. So, while the debate of what qualifies as a non-sandwich sandwich undoubtedly continues, we have comprised a list containing the most coveted Nantucket Dozen “sandwiches” that, let’s be honest, don’t really feel like sandwiches at all. Check out the dozen do’s when it comes to switching up the same old sandwich routine…
EVERYBODY GET YOUR ROLL ON
Up first, switch around your breakfast game with the HANGOVER BREAKFAST SANDWICH from WICKED ISLAND BAKERY! Loaded with local farm eggs, house-made sausage, double bacon and double cheese, this sandwich is the perfect motivator to help kick your tired, deprived body into gear. This seemingly non-traditional sandwich is made on a fresh and warm portuguese roll and is guaranteed to do the trick!
CIABATTA BELIEVE IT
A STEAK SANDWICH done well… is rare …. but lets just say the team at YUMMY has aced it! Mix up your steak and cheese game on ciabatta bread with steak, goat cheese and pesto. Call ahead and make this your grab-and-go happy meal at this Surfside Road favorite.
THE SHELL-ABRATION ROLL
Anyone who has tried the LOBSTER ROLL at CRU knows that it is beyond #ShuckingAmazing! We don’t care what you call it, sandwich or not, it’s incomparable! Enjoy this hot, buttery lobster roll served on a perfectly warmed brioche roll. Between the iconic deliciousness of their lobster roll and the visually stunning waterfront views of Nantucket Harbor, CRU secures a spot at the top of the list for all food and travel lovers alike.
SUNS OUT BUNS OUT
Regardless of the heated “is a hotdog a sandwich?” debate, we think the best HOT DOG on island can be found at no other than the SURFSIDE BEACH SHACK. The Shack is fresh, fun and perfect for a meal or snack on the go… and from their curated selection of healthy wraps and salads to everyones favorite Krabby Patty to their Island Kitchen ice cream selection… lets just say this shACK has you covered from sun up to sun down at Surfside.
THE COOL DOWN SANDY
Does an ICE CREAM SANDWICH qualify as lunch?! Our friends over at the iconic JUICE BAR know that every time of day is a great time for their incredible homemade ice cream and chocolate chip cookies! This ice cream sandwich is made with your ice cream of choice… and today… we choose mint chip with cookie dough (aka green monster) — this is the perfect treat for any Nantucket summer day.
YOU CAN FIND ME IN DA SUB
Who doesn’t love a MEATBALL PARM SUB? The sub is the perfect mid-day meal but much more exciting than your typical sandwich. Our favorite on island is from WALTER’S DELI! Everyone loves this italian classic from Walters to-go sandwich shop on the strip downtown! Be sure to try this sub and incredible meatballs and don’t forget to ask for extra sauce!
BURRITO OR BUST
If you’re tired of traditional sandwich bread, wrap it up with the guys over at THE GREEN who make a killer burrito! Our personal favorite is the ISLANDER made with rice, chicken, beans, cheese, tomatoes and avocado… Swing by this summer to BYOB (build your own burrito!) to spice up your lunch practice, and while you’re there, pACK in some nutrients and grab a green juice to slurp down while you wait for your burrito!
ALL UP IN THIS GRILL
Is a sandwich still a sandwich after you grill it? Regardless of your opinion, the GRILLED CHEESE PANINI with tomato and bacon from THE HUB is a must for cheese and pressed sandwich fans! Located in the heart of Nantucket on Main Street, the Hub is a charming corner store that has the most awesome benches to enjoy lunch while you people watch!
MAKE THE TOAST OF IT
We all know Nantucket has some of the best food in the world, so you really do have to make the MOST out of every meal during your time on island! And who wants to settle for a regular lunch sandwich when you can get the AVOCADO TOAST from LEMON PRESS! With their brand new location at 41 Main Street and their delicious salads, smoothies and juices, Lemon Press is a must for locals and visitors alike!
THE ROYAL ENGLISH MUFFIN
Just when you thought we couldn’t think of any other carb, at PROVISIONS, Breakfast “Sandwiches” come on English Muffins! Our personal favorite “THE ORIGINAL” features herbed egg frittata, cheddar, bacon and house-made tomato chipotle jam! This classic sandwich store on the wharf has anything but your typical breakfast and lunch for the whole family!
THIS MOTHER CLUCKIN’ BRIOCHE
Rounding out our list we have FRIED CLUCKER at ISLAND KITCHEN! #ACKlikealocal and go try this killer sandwich featuring Franks Red Hot, fried chicken, and bleu cheese on a brioche roll! Conveniently located in mid-island, the Kitchen offers fresh, local, reasonably priced, and healthy fare sourced from the finest ingredients… and make sure to savor this number on their gorgeous patio! Extra Credit if you come visit us at Happy Place next door after!
IT’S IN THE BAG-UETTE
Finally.. are you tired of always bringing the same sandwich to the beach? Check out our friends over at FRESH! Their CAPRESE SANDWICH on a toasted baguette with avocado and bacon is absolute FIRE and anything but your traditional sandwich to grab for a day out!! Hungry but don’t want to take time away from the beach? Well luckily for you (and your stomach) FRESH will deliver right to you so you and your gang don’t have to miss any time oceanside! Stay tuned for the TIME HACK HOT LIST with the Fresh Delivery news and more coming out this June!
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