A wholesome creation from sandwich shop Fort Greene. Photo / Michael Craig

Where To Find: Auckland's Best Toasties & Sandwiches

Fill up on cheesy goodness or wholesome fillings inside soft, fresh bread

Fort Greene
With a mission to 'create the perfect sandwich', Fort Greene take this genre of food very seriously. They bake their own bread, pack their sandwiches full of wholesome ingredients and have created a very cosy space to enjoy them in. Try the four cheese toastie with pickles and wash it down a Sawmill pilsner to match.
Where: 
22 St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Rd, City   Visit: Fortgreene.co.nz

Daily Bread
There are plenty of sandwich options on offer at Daily Bread bakery in Pt Chevalier, one of which is the 'build your own' route where you can create the sandwich of your dreams. Another favourite is the Kim Cheese Toastie — a spicy, cheesy delight. 
Where: 
1210 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier   Contact: 09 217 3673   Visit: Dailybread.co.nz

READ: Where to Eat: Daily Bread, Pt Chev

Baby
New cafe and bakery Baby is offering an amazing array of cabinet food and a small menu that includes hot jaffles (another name for toasties made in an old-school press). These pockets of deliciousness go down a treat with a glass of their house-made kombucha.
Where: 
67 France St South, Eden Terrace   Visit: Instagram.com/Baby_akl

Baby's owners Tane and Emma. Photo / Rebecca Zephyr Thomas

READ: The Duo Behind Bestie Open Baby in Eden Terrace

Chuffed
This cute inner-city gem does a few different sandwiches, including a classic cheese toastie with provolone, cheddar, house-made piccalilli. 
Where: 43 High St, City   Contact: 09 367 6801   Visit: Chuffedcoffee.com

The Store
Down in Britomart, The Store offers plenty of sandwiches at lunchtime, as well as croque monsieur, with champagne ham, provolone and bechamel. There's even a vegetarian option that's just as satisfying.
Where: 
Galway St, Britomart   Contact: 09 366 1864   Visit: Thestorebritomart.nz

Federal Delicatessen
The toasted Reuben from Fed Deli is a classic combination of pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, mustard and Russian dressing all toasted inside rye bread. 
Where: 86 Federal St, City   Contact: 09 363 7184   Visit: Thefed.co.nz

A Reuben from Fed Deli is the ultimate lunchtime treat. Photo / David Rowland

The Dairy
With all the beautiful cheese The Dairy has for sale, it's not surprising they do an amazing toastie. Try their take on a croque monsieur — as long as you're not afraid of some creamy richness. 
Where: 
Ponsonby Central, Ponsonby   Contact: 09 972 2642   Visit: The-dairy.co.nz

READ: Restaurant Review: Amano, Tyler St

Amano
In Amano's cabinet, you'll find dozens of freshly made sandwiches, brimming with fried chicken, ham or wholesome veges, which are all of a very generous size. It's hard to walk away from this Italian bakery without something sweet in hand too.
Where: 66-68 Tyler St, Britomart   Contact: 09 394 1416   Visit: Amano.nz

Caffeteria Allpress
Great coffee is a given at this cafe, which also specialises in Italian-style toasted focaccia with fillings like pumpkin and rocket; salami, tomato and feta; and tuna, egg, olives and mayo.
Where: 8 Drake Street, Freemans Bay   Contact: 09 369 5842   Visit: Allpressespresso.com

READ: Where to Find: Auckland's Best Bread

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