When it comes to creating a sandwich, the bread plays a large role in how the sandwich tastes, which is why you want to get the bread right. Different types of bread work better on different types of sandwiches.


Sourdough is an American classic. Sourdough has a distinct taste to it, yet it is also a simple bread that can really help the ingredients in the middle show off. Sourdough has an almost tangy taste to it, which allows it to play well with a variety of flavors. To top it off, sourdough bread has a soft crust, which is nice if you don't want to put a lot of work in just to bite through the bread.

Sourdough works well for sandwiches such as a classic grilled cheese or bacon, lettuce, and tomato (BLT) sandwich. For a grilled cheese sandwich, the soft crust grills nicely, creating a crispy outer layer followed by softer insides.

Whole-Grain Bread

If you are looking for the bread on your sandwich to provide you with a little fuel, you are going to want to go with some whole-grain bread. Whole-grain bread works really well with sandwiches that are heartier.

For example, a sandwich with hummus and smokey tempeh, sprouts, tofu, or leafy greens goes great with whole-grain bread. If you want to eat a healthy sandwich, go all the way with being healthy. Whole-grain bread is also great for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; it supports the jelly and peanut butter without becoming soggy.


Baguettes are a great choice when you want to have an open faced sandwich. If you want to enjoy some avocado toast, for example, a baguette is a perfect choice. Or if you want to put some bruschetta on top of some bread, a baguette is a great option. Baguettes work well for open-face sandwiches and they also work really for all sorts of dips.

Challah rolls

Challah is a sweet tasting bread, very similar to brioche. It works well with some nut butter or chocolate spreads; the soft and sweetness of the bread pairs really well with sweet spreads. Challah rolls also work really well with more savory fillings, such as lobster salad. If you have a very flavor intense filling you would like to enjoy, this lightweight bread will make sure the focus is on the filling, not the bread.

When it comes to creating a sandwich, there are lots of different bread choices. The best bread choice really depends upon the type of fillings you are using. Visit a local cafe, like American Natural, to try different sandwich and bread options today.