Soups are great and salads are good for you but sometimes there's just one thing you really want to enjoy for lunch and that's a delicious toastie. There's something about the way the crisp, warm bread combines with the meltingly delicious filling that can bring a deep sense of comfort. Plus there's such a wide range of fillings to choose from, whether you're looking for a veggie treat or a true meat feast. You'll also find them popping up everywhere and not just on American takeaway menus. To save you having to search too hard, we've gathered four amazing choices for you here.
1. Ham & Cheese Toastie - Dome Café
Let's start with Dome Café. This one's a classic but it does include a few of twists of their own. Firstly, it's not served on any old bread, but between two slices of indulgently buttery brioche filled with the finest ham and cheese. Then they add béchamel sauce, which positively oozes into the bread and finally they top it all with a perfectly cooked soft boiled egg. To say it all works together beautifully would be one of the understatements of the century. It's simply sensational.
2. Tuna Melt - Toasties Tampines
Here's another combination that's long been a favourite of toastie-lovers everywhere. That's because flakes of tuna just go so well with melted cheese, building an intensified and unmatchable flavour. Or, if you're looking for more of a meaty treat, then Toasties Tampines also make a mean cheesesteak or a chipotle chicken sandwich that adds more than a little spice into the mix. With the crunch of the bread and the softly yielding filling, any of these treats make an intensely satisfying experience that's sure to make any lunchtime memorable!
3. Mushroom And Cheese Toastie - Grounded By Common Man Coffee Roasters
This is no ordinary Mushroom and Cheese Toastie, but Grounded By Common Man is no ordinary lunchtime sandwich takeaway. They put so much care even into simple recipes like this that they don't just use one kind of Italian cheese but two – sheep's pecorino and provolone. They also put in some extra greens in the form of kale and then, as a finishing touch, there's a good dollop of rosemary mayo. The result is one of the most perfectly balanced, not to mention delicious, toasties you'll enjoy anywhere.
4. Beef Melt Toastie - Compound Coffee
Carnivores beware! Compound Coffee have put together a lunchtime treat that could challenge even the biggest appetite in this perfect panini. It's a glorious combination of slices of prime beef with salami sausage. Then there's melted cheese, sweetly savoury caramelised onions and sautéed onions. And, as if this wasn't all enough to satisfy, it also comes with a salad on the side!
There's something that makes a toastie so much more than just a sandwich. So make it a lunchtime to look forward too with Deliveroo.