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Where to celebrate National Sandwich Day 2017 in Philly

It’s the best thing since sliced bread.
National Sandwich Day wouldn't be complete without the banh mi at Double Knot during lunch. | Neal Santos
National Sandwich Day wouldn't be complete without the banh mi at Double Knot during lunch. Neal Santos

On Friday, Nov. 3, the world celebrates National Sandwich Day and Philly had plenty of options for you to get your fix. For those with more simple tastes, why not get a yummy fried green tomato grilled cheese? Craving Asian-inspired cuisine but on a baguette? There’s a bahn mi at Double Knot with your name on it. Even vegetarians can get in on the action with delicious sandwich options from Little Lion and Bud & Marilyn’s — no meat required. No matter what your flavor, Philly has plenty of ways for you to make the most of National Sandwich Day.

Chicken milanese torta
Mission Taqueria
1516 Sansom St.
missiontaqueria.com

Eat your sandwich with a side of natural light at the sunny and spacious Mission Taqueria. Their chicken milanese torta comes with crispy chicken breast, ayocote bean hummus, avocado, queso Oaxaca, watercress and jalapeño mayo. The dash of spice is sure to warm you up as the weather gets cooler.

Banh mi
Double Knot
120 S. 13th St.
doubleknotphilly.com

Perhaps you want to enjoy your sandwich in a more sleek yet chill atmosphere in a spot like Double Knot. Their build-your-own banh mi lunch option is a steal for only $7 and you can choose between chicken, steak, shrimp, tofu, meatball or pork. In terms of fixings, you can add cabbage, pickled carrots, daikon, mint and cilantro. Yum!

Smoked beet reuben
Bud & Marilyn’s
1234 Locust St.
budandmarilyns.com

This sandwich is almost too pretty to eat — it simply bursts with color! If you’re avoiding meat on National Sandwich Day, you won’t feel like you’re missing out with Bud & Marilyn’s smoked beet reuben. It comes with swiss cheese, Russian dressing, pickled carrot and jicama on toasted rye.

Fried green tomato grilled cheese
The Little Lion
243 Chestnut St.
thelittlelionphilly.com

Grilled cheese is pretty amazing by itself but somehow, the folks at Little Lion in Old City have kicked it up a notch by throwing a fried green tomato into the mix. Along with sharp cheddar, pimento cheese and balsamic on country white bread, this grilled cheese is bursting with flavor and texture.

French dip sandwich
City Tap House
3925 Walnut St.
2 Logan Sq.
citytap.com

Feeling super hungry on National Sandwich Day? Head to City Tap House for their epic French Dip Sandwich, which is served during lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. It consists of shaved London broil, provolone, creamy horseradish and au jus, all on a crusty baguette. As if that wasn't enough, it even comes with fries. Who's winning? You are!