Out-of-the-Box Sandwiches in Phoenix

Did you know there is a day dedicated to sandwiches? On November 3, people across the country will celebrate National Sandwich Day. It makes sense to appoint a day to commemorate sandwiches - it's a go-to meal for all ages. Looking for something more than your average sandwich? Try these out-of-the-box sandwiches in Phoenix:

Apricot BBQ Feta Chicken Ciabatta (Switch Restaurant & Bar)

Apricots and feta? These unlikely ingredients create a mouth-watering sandwich you are certain to remember. Cushioned between two pieces of ciabatta bread, the unique aioli sauce adds an unconventional, but great taste to this sandwich. The combination of apricot and bbq offers a new twist to the ordinary chicken sandwich.

Pulled Vegetarian (Paradise Valley Burger Company)

It's hard to come up with a different take on a vegetarian sandwich, but Paradise Valley Burger Company
pulls together a mixture of smoked cabbage, green chili, smoked mozzarella, raisins and slaw with your choice of brioche bun or white/grain bread. For a vegetarian, the choice of these ingredients aren't typically available.

The No. 15: Turkey and Curry Sauce Sandwich (Zookz Sandwiches)

Curry sauce isn't reserved just for Indian food. In this turkey sandwich, a fusion of East meets West meet and add an extra dimension to individual ingredients. Topped with pineapple, roasted almonds and shredded carrots and you've got your daily allowance of fruit and vegetables with a potpourri of flavors exploding in your mouth.

Trailer Park (Toasted)

If you aren't afraid to cheat on your diet, this is the sandwich for you. A Frito-covered sandwich crust compliments the cheddar cheese and chili between two pieces of Texas toast bread. Come with an empty stomach when trying this sandwich - after the ingredients are assembled, this combo meets the deep fryer to give the bread its crispy edge.

Jalapeño Croque-Monsieur (Essence Bakery)

If you want to go upscale in your sandwich experience, try this ham, Gruyere cheese, jalapeños, and béchamel combo that is all things Paris, but with extra flair. With top ingredients, taste isn't compromised and you're in for a treat with a sandwich that is not typical fare.

Rudri Bhatt Patel is a lawyer turned freelance writer and essayist. Her essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Brain, Child Magazine, Raising Arizona Kids, The Huffington Post and elsewhere. Connect with Rudri on her blog, Being Rudri, Twitter or Facebook.