The sandwich is neither humble nor should be treated as an afterthought. The sandwich should be treated with love, respect and patience. Put the meal deal down, let us bat away that sad, soggy ham sandwich, the cheese and cheap pickle, the heaps of gelatinous mayo drowning the bland sliced white and show you how to do it properly. We spoke to our Wriggle sandwich heroes and got their advice on how to make a cracking sandwich and what makes theirs so special.

Po Boy @ Soul Fish

What are you serving?

A Po Boy, a New Orleans inspired, deep filled overnight baguette with a hot combo of southern spiced goodness"

What makes a great sandwich?

"Filling it as deep as possible with different textures"

What makes your sandwich so special? 

"We always make sure our meat is super tender and out salad has lots of crunch - oh, and the bread should always be super fresh."

Wriggle Sandwich Week Special: 2x Po Boys & 2 Beers/Wine, £16.50

Meaty Toastie @ Roulsties

What are you serving?

"Cider marinated pork sausages, slow roasted to create a sticky glaze served with home-made red onion relish, fresh wild peppery rocket and Smith's Lane nutty-and-smooth cheddar."

What makes a great sandwich?

"Who wants ordinary cheese on ordinary bread? Not me! For a simple reason - it tastes of very little! A sandwich should contain a mix or 3 bursting flavours - whether it is toasted or not it must comprise of juicy fillings with great textures served on wholesome and hand crafted slices of fresh bread!"

What makes your sandwich so special? 

"Fresh, local ingredients, treated properly and covered in cheese"

Wriggle Sandwich Week Special: Cider Roasted Sausage Toastie, £3.50

Devilled Egg Baguette @ Cafe Matariki

What are you serving? 

"Devilled egg salad in a Baguette. This is chilli mayo with soft boiled eggs, mustard cress and cucumber, all served up with a portion of salad."

What makes a great sandwich?

"More is more, when it comes to a sandwich, more is more. If you like it put in between delicious artisan bread...for me add cheese to anything and I'm sold! 

The main secret is respect the sandwich, treat your approach with as much love and great ingredients as you would your Sunday roast."

What makes your sandwich so special? 

"A good mix of naughty and nice and a hefty portion!"

Wriggle Sandwich Week Special: Devilled Egg Baguette w/Salad, £2.95

Proper Sarnies @ The Bank Tavern

What are you serving? 

(1) cow short rib with hazelnut romesco

(2) pig shoulder, cheddar, gherkin, mustard 

(3) buffalo mozzarella, basil, confit tomato

(4) Three cheese & mixed pickles.

What makes a great sandwich?

"A good sandwich requires two hands"

What makes your sandwich so special? 

"Proper beef, proper pork and proper cheese"

Wriggle Sandwich Week Special: Epic Sandwich & Fries, £4.50

Stacked Sandwiches @ The Gallimaufry 

What are you serving? 

This will change depending on what's good and fresh on the day but there is always  one meaty, one veggie and one fish sandwich to pick from  

What makes a great sandwich?

"Two words, generously overflowing"

What makes your sandwich so special? 

"Fresh local ingredients, amazing bread from the good folks at Pullins Bakery & made to order."

Wriggle Sandwich Week Special: Heroically Good Galli Sandwiches, £4.95

Chunky Sandwiches @ Price Street Social 

What are you serving? 

1) Prince Street Club (Chicken, Bacon & Tomato with Mayonnaise on toasted sourdough),

2) Fish Finger sandwich (Haddock goujons, tomato and tartare sauce in a Brioche roll)

3) Blue Cheese sandwich (Stilton & Figs on toasted brioche). 

What makes a great sandwich?

"Fluffy, thick bread and a portion of chip on the side"

What makes your sandwich so special? 

"Our fish finger sandwich beats any blues"

Wriggle Sandwich Week Special: Gourmet Sandwich, Chips & Salad, £4.95

Dr.Pepper Pulled Pork @ Mockingbird 

What are you serving? 

Pork shoulder slow cooked in Dr.Pepper for 9hrs, pulled and doused in sweet BBQ sauce topped with dill pickles, in lightly toasted Hobbs House sourdough, with crunchy slaw slaw on the side.

What makes a great sandwich?

"For me the perfect sandwich has to be balanced in flavour (sweet, spicy, and savoury), have a crunch to it (crisp pickles or lightly toasted bread), and definitely overloaded, I judge the quality of a sandwich on how much mess I make!"

What makes your sandwich so special? 

"Moist pork with that distinctive Dr Pepper taste is a winning combo"

Wriggle Sandwich Week Special: Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwich & Slaw, £3.95

Pulled Pork on a Brioche Roll @ The White Bear 

What are you serving? 

Slow cooked BBQ pulled pork in a brioche roll with homemade slaw & pickles.

What makes a great sandwich?

"To us the perfect sandwich needs great bread and lots of texture to the fillings- you gotta have the softness and the crunch!"

What makes your sandwich so special? 

"All our meat is from Ruby & White, our fruit and veg from Reg The Veg and bread from Proper Bread

Wriggle Sandwich Week Special: Pulled Pork on a Brioche Roll, £4.50 

Published -15th May 2017