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Where to Find the Best Sandwiches in Paris

Looking for the best sandwiches in Paris? You’re in luck, our insider guide has the lowdown on the best spots to get incredible sandwiches. From the best baguettes sandwiches to Bah Mi’s, we know where you’ll be able to find only the best spots in the city.

Our Favourite Sandwich Spots in Paris

Paris has some fantastic sandwich spots and that’s no surprise considering the country’s obsession with incredible bread. From baguettes to focaccia, there’s no shortage of amazing fresh bread in the city. What else do you do with fantastic bread, cheese and ham? Well make sandwiches of course! One of my favourite, cheap and quick to eat lunches, I’m a sucker for a really good sandwich and I’ve eaten a lot in my time here in Paris. So read on to discover my favourite spots – restaurants are in no particular order.

Caractère de Cochon

The Caractère de Cochon is probably where you’ll find the best baguette sandwich in Paris, or more specifically the best jambon-beurre in the city. Located just off the very lovely rue de Bretagne on a quaint little side street which is adjacent to the Marché des Enfants Rouge. Here, you’ll find this incredible, old-fashioned charcuterie shop with a vast variety of cheeses and hams to take away or to have freshly sliced into a sandwich!

Caractère de Cochon best sandwich paris

The idea is simple, there’s cold sandwich base price (jambon-beurre) and you choose your ham from the counter and then your cheese. There’s a fantastic array of different hams including French and Spanish specialities – Serrano, hay smoked ham, Jambon Cru made from the famous ‘noir de bigorre’ pigs. The basic version uses an incredible Jambon Blanc with a cheese of your choosing. I last had a ham with wild garlic and comté cheese. Their truffled ham is also incredible. It is on the pricier side – expect at least €13 per person. This makes it around 3 times more expensive than the average Jambon-Beurre sandwich from a boulangerie. Is it worth it? Definitely. You also can’t eat in so I’d advise you go to the nearby Square du Temple – Elie Wiesel park.

What to know before you visit

  • They’re closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Prepare to queue during lunch times

Address: 42 Rue Charlot, 75003
Tel: 01 42 74 79 45

Chez Alain Miam Miam

In the middle of the Marché des Enfants Rouge in Le Marais you’ll find a sandwich stand with a huge queue. People queue here for a long time and for good reason. Run by the fantastically friendly Alain, Chez Alain Miam Miam is a sandwich stand like no other.

chez Alain miam miam paris

It’s not a Subway kind of sandwich stand, each sandwich is made with a lot of love and a lot of ultra high quality ingredients. Imagine ham being sliced to order, huge cheese wheels being grated infant of your eyes – it’s quite the experience. Alain personally makes it for you whilst asking what you like, dislike and puts your mega sandwich together infant of your eyes. The idea is that you choose one meat (Jambon Blanc, Prosciutto, chicken, Pastrami), one cheese (Comté or Cantal) and then a selection of vegetables (caramelised onions, avocado, mushrooms etc). It’s then seasoned with lots of salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil. The only downside? It’s a very popular spot. I’ve only eaten there once when I lived around the corner and I was queuing for around 1 hour in the winter. I’d advise going very early if you don’t want to queue!

What to know before you visit

  • Closed Mondays
  • It’s take-out only
  • Prepare to queue!
  • He also has a boutique shop around the corner from the market

Address: 39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 (inside the market, roughly in the middle)


In the mood for something a little more extravagant? Homer is an awesome lobster roll restaurant that has 6 locations across the city. Perfect for hot days, their lobster rolls are awesome (I admit I was a bit sceptical at first but they are superb). Yes it’s an expensive sandwich but is it worth it? Definitely!

Lobster roll Paris homer with chips

Their standard lobster roll comes in a €20 by itself and is a mix of lobster and crayfish. You might be a little concerned at this point but don’t be. The mix is generous, well seasoned and very creamy. Sure it’s a mix but it tastes fantastic. The brioche bun is toasted with plenty of butter to order and the sandwich is finished off with lots of freshly minced chives. It might not seem like much but lobster is very protein dense so you’ll feel full quickly. If you want to push the boat out you can get the XL roll for €25 and even add caviar for another €30!

What to know before you visit

  • Ample seating available in most of their locations
  • You can order online but it’s really worth getting your roll just after it’s been freshly toasted.


Marais 21 Rue Rambuteau, 75004
Odéon 15 Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006
Victor Hugo 106 avenue Victor Hugo, 75116


Project Sausage

Project Sausage provides a taste of my home country (the UK) in Paris. Probably the only British deli in Paris, Project Sausage brings home made (and very well made) pies, sandwiches and other British treats to the city’s 11th arrondissement.

They have a limited menu given the size of their deli but what’s on offer is awesome. Their sandwiches started with locally sourced fresh bread (no long-life sandwich bread here) and their fillings are all made in house. The house classic sandwich is a great roast beef sandwich with caramelised onions and Roquefort mayo. They’ve also got a killer coronation chicken sandwich which is curried chicken served with tomatoes, salad, dried raisons and almonds. After something else? They’ve got killer sausage rolls and pork pies all served with a great chipotle mayo.

What to know before you visit

  • Closed Sundays
  • It’s take-out only
  • They have vegetarian sandwiches available

Address: 57 Rue du Chemin Vert, 75011
Tel: 01 42 74 79 45


Nonette is a fantastic restaurant/café specialising in awesome Bahn Mis and home made donuts. Located just opposite it’s incredible sister restaurant, The Hood, in the capital’s 11th arrondissement. The small café is take-out only but they’ll usually have standing tables if the weather’s good.

Their Bahn Mi sandwiches are superb with a focus on ultra high quality, home made ingredients. All their Vietnamese charcuterie is home made including their Vietnamese porchetta, mortadella and pâté. My favourite has to be their not-so-traditional but awesome fried chicken Bahn Mi. The bread is super tender inside with an awesome crunch on the outside. It may be rich but there’s plenty of acidity from the beautiful pickled vegetables in the background. YUM!

Nonette Bahn Mi cruncy pork
Nonette’s Classic crunchy pork Bahn Mi back in my Parisian flat!

What to know before you visit

  • It’s take-out only, there’s no inside seating
  • Open every day of the week

Address: 71 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011
Tel: 01 47 00 66 84

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