Not to be confused with the sandwich you buy at your deli, this is the sandwich you buy with the things that you buy at your deli. It’s no-cook but not quite take-out food. Just the kind of “cheat” you deserve if you’ve been good about cooking all week or need a break after hosting a Thanksgiving meal, for instance.
I have a great Italian grocery store near my house so this is my version of a mini-muffaleta sandwich. But imagine how amazing an Indian version would be, with items from the the takeout counter like channa, paneer and pickled chilies–sort of a roti sandwich. Or a Korean hot food counter takeout with bulgogi, marinated spinach and kimchee. These are the sandwiches I would like to see show up at a picnic or potluck. They’d be unexpected, as easy as the go-to cold cut sammies and arguably more delicious.