Celebrating the Sandwich

The Depot Bakery Bread

Here at Mr Pickles’ Yorkshire Food Emporium we love a good sandwich. They’re quick and easy to make, which is essential when we’re busy in the shop, but, more importantly, they’re super tasty thanks to the variety of ingredients we have to hand – including our great range of The Depot Bakery bread.

And, as it’s both British Sandwich Week and Real Bread Week this month, we have more reason than ever to celebrate the glorious butty.

The sandwich is commonly thought to have been invented by Lord John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. As a dedicated gambler, he liked to eat at the casino table and would ask for meat to be served in between two slices of bread. Others began to follow suit, asking for ‘the same as Sandwich’ and his name became synonymous with the snack.

Although originally made with two slices of bread, sandwiches now come in many shapes and sizes. From a toasted panini to a tasty wrap, they all count and we consume as many as 11.5 billion every year. In fact The Wall Street Journal has described the sandwich as Britain’s “biggest contribution to gastronomy”.

Which is why we take sandwich game so seriously as Mr Pickles’! With an infinite number of food combinations available, we believe that every sandwich is an opportunity for a new taste sensation. Here are a few of the team’s favourites.

Mini Ciabatta, split in half and lightly buttered, with Serrano Ham from Yorkshire and Bluemin White cheese.

Mushroom Pate, Sheffield Organic Growers’ salad leaves, LED grown tomatoes on thickly sliced New York Deli Rye.

Jericho goat’s cheese, sliced Chorizo, Sheffield Organic Growers’ salad leaves and LED grown tomatoes on a Brioche Bun.

New York Deli Rye, buttered, with Wensleydale Blue and LED grown tomatoes.

Arthur Haigh’s roasted ham with Hot Love Pickle on White Farmhouse with butter on one slice, mayo on the other.

Anna’s Happy Trotters’ smoked bacon, Doreen’s black pudding on a sliced Mini Ciabatta that’s been dipped in the cooking fat.

Our sandwiches showcase some of the very best produce we have at Mr Pickles’, so if you fancy trying one for yourself you can pop in for the ingredients any time from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week!

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