8 Delicious Sandwiches Designed to Survive in a Lunch Bag

Say goodbye to sad, soggy lunches with these colorful sandwichesall of which will still taste fresh and fabulous hours later.


Ratatouille and Goat Cheese Sandwich

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In this handheld riff on the French classic, a crunchy baguette is filled with creamy goat cheese and a pile of veggies that have been cooked until succulent and seasoned with a hint of smoky paprika.

Get the recipe: Ratatouille and Goat Cheese Sandwich


Pan Bagnat

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This simple sandwich, whose name translates to “bathed bread,” is a picnic classic for good reason: unlike traditional sandwich spreads (i.e. mayo), which don’t pack well, the vinaigrette dressing gently moistens the crunchy bread and deepens in flavor during travel.

Get the recipe: Pan Bagnat


Bacon, Arugula, and Tomato Jam Sandwich

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Substituting a thick slathering of sweet and savory tomato jam for fresh tomatoes gives this lunchtime classic a tasty rebootand also ensures that it’s equally delicious all year round, whether tomatoes are in season or not.

Get the recipe: Bacon, Arugula, and Tomato Jam Sandwich


Ploughman’s Sandwich

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Chock full of savory onion jam, spicy mustard, crunchy apple, and creamy cheddar, this rustic sandwich translates the flavors of the iconic pub lunch into handheld form. Wash it down with iced tea—or, even better, a pint of ale.

Get the recipe: Ploughman’s Sandwich


Curried Chickpea, Apple, and Herb Sandwich

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Tangy yogurt and fragrant curry powder mingle to make a cool and creamy dressing for tender chickpeas in this flavorful vegetarian sandwich. Adding diced apples lends the combo the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch, while a flurry of fresh herbs finishes it off.

Get the recipe: Curried Chickpea, Apple, and Herb Sandwich


Antipasti Sandwich

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Who said antipasti isn’t portable? This sandwich combines all the elements of a classic platter—cured meats, silky vegetables, salty cheese—in one compact package. And with flavors this big, a simple drizzle of olive oil and tart balsamic is the only dressing required.

Get the recipe: Antipasti Sandwich


Fresh Mozzarella, Beet, and Basil Sandwich

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This colorful twist on a classic caprese swaps in sweet beets for slices of tomato. The result? A sweet, earthy sandwich that shows off the creaminess of fresh mozzarella and the bright, herbal tang of basil.

Get the recipe: Fresh Mozzarella, Beet, and Basil Sandwich


Hummus, Feta, Cucumber and Mint Sandwich

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Think vegetarian sandwiches are flavorless? Think again. Here, salty feta, crunchy cucumber, and cool mint liven up thick multigrain slices smeared with smooth hummus. Bright, creamy, and peppery, it’s a combo that proves healthy doesn’t have to mean ho-hum.

Get the recipe: Hummus, Feta, Cucumber and Mint Sandwich