Panera Bread Company is a lunchtime staple that’s grown in popularity over the years. The menu is fairly diverse and offers a wide-range of options from breakfast and coffee to their signature soups and sandwiches. When at a Panera you feel the warmth of a homestyle menu. But with so many options to choose from often times it can difficult to land on just one. That’s why we’ve put together our list of the 6 best sandwiches to order at Panera. This ain’t your mother’s Subway or Jimmy John’s. Just a little guide, if you will, of the most delightful options of meats, cheeses, and vegetables between toasty sliced bread.
Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt
Smoked, pulled chicken raised without antibiotics, smoked Gouda, fresh avocado and cilantro, zesty sweet Peppadew™ peppers and chipotle sauce on Black Pepper Focaccia.
The Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt is arguably Panera’s most popular lunch menu item. It’s the standalone sandwich that bucks back against the narrative that Panera is nothing more than elevated hospital food. With the smoked gouda and signature Pappadew peppers, it’s easily the most delightful sandwich on the menu.
Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT
Roasted turkey raised without antibiotics, Applewood-smoked bacon, emerald green, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh avocado, mayo, salt, and pepper on Country Rustic Sourdough.
The roasted turkey at Panera is the OG of sandwich offerings. But, when Panera added every millennials two favorite foods—avocado and bacon—to it, it became a true powerhouse.
Bacon Turkey Bravo
Oven-roasted turkey breast raised without antibiotics, Applewood-smoked bacon, smoked Gouda, emerald greens, vine-ripened tomatoes, signature sauce , salt and pepper on Tomato Basil Bread.
After all, Panera is known as a bread-focused restaurant so the fact that this sandwich comes on perfectly toasted slices of their tomato basil bread makes it all the better.
Grilled Mac & Cheese
Creamy Mac & Cheese with our fontina and mozzarella cheese blend and parmesan crisps on toasted thick-sliced Classic White Miche.
Mac and Cheese on a…grilled cheese? I’m a real simp for cheese so this sounds like the sandwich of all sandwiches.
Toasted Frontega Chicken Panini
Smoked, pulled chicken raised without antibiotics, fresh mozzarella, salt and pepper, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, fresh basil and chipotle sauce on Black Pepper Focaccia.
Napa Almond Chicken Salad
Chicken raised without antibiotics tossed with diced celery, sliced red grapes, toasted almonds and special dressing, served with emerald greens, vine-ripened tomatoes, salt and pepper on Country Rustic Sourdough.
Find a better lunch sandwich for a picnic in the park. Don’t worry, we’ll wait.
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