Best Christmas sandwiches 2024: Where to get your fill this festive season

The Christmas menus have been released and they don't disappoint

Updated on 21 November 2023 • Written By Holly Butterfield

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Best Christmas sandwiches 2024: Where to get your fill this festive season

It's that time of year again. The Christmas season never fails to bring a hint of magic - from wandering around Christmas markets with a steaming cup of mulled wine in hand, to spending your evenings sipping boozy hot chocolates at every cosy igloo you can find. With the days getting shorter and the nights getting colder, it's the perfect time to indulge and we believe that starts with tucking into all the best Christmas sandwiches 2024 has to offer.


For years, it's been all about who can make the best Christmas dinner between two slices of bread. It's a classic for a reason - but we're a bit sick of dried-out turkey served with a measly bit of stuffing or cranberry sauce. Luckily, brands have really started to branch out with a whole host of new and exciting festive sarnies. 2024 brings a great choice of festive sandwiches, putting new twists on toasties and stuffing wraps with all sorts of Christmassy goodness.

With so many options to choose from you won't get bored this winter and you definitely won't be able to wait until lunch. From Boxing Day inspired roast ham to fishy seafood starters - as well as everything in between - the Christmas sandwich options for 2024 are out and better than ever! They're the perfect warm up to get you in the mood for this year's Christmas dinner, especially if all you're really wanting is a sandwich stuffed to the brim with pigs in blankets.

We’ve scoured menus across the country and collated a round-up of all our favourite 2024 Christmas sandwich releases. It is true what they say, everything really is better at Christmas.


 The best Christmas sandwiches

A complete selection of some of our favourite new Christmas sandwich releases from 2024 - there’s definitely something for you to sink your teeth into here.


a salmon and crayfish roll and a collection of Pret's Christmas menu 2023

What: Salmon, Crayfish and Lemon Mayo Rye Roll
A seasonal stunner, Pret are focusing this year's sandwich release on a classic seafood starter. It features a combination of wild crayfish and Scottish smoked salmon and is topped with lemon mayonnaise, cucumber, rocket and dill. Full of refreshing flavours, this sandwich definitely stands out from the others. If you're wanting something more traditional then don't worry, the classic Pret Lunch Christmas Sandwich, complete with crispy onions, is also returning for the festive season. 
Available from 7 November
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M&S spiced turkey wrap and Christmas sandwich

What: Naughty and Spice Wrap
A Christmas dinner with a delectable twist is gracing the shelves at M&S as it launches its new 2024 treats. The supermarket has revamped its old Naughty and Spice Roll this season to bring you delicious Christmassy goodness once again - this time in the form of a wrap. It features the classic turkey and cranberry sauce combo but with a chorizo-style stuffing and cabbage slaw that is sure to have your mouth watering.
When: Available from 1 November
How much: £3.80

The Black Pig

The Black Pig's Christmas sandwich with a pot of gravy

What: The Sleigher Christmas Sandwich
Located in the heart of Borough Market, you’ll have to join a queue to try The Black Pig's Christmas sandwich. It features an entire festive feast in one overflowing sarnie! Served in a toasted ciabatta and packed full of turkey, pork, red cabbage, confit leek mayo, cranberry sauce and a crunchy pecan, sage and onion crumble, this one is epic on all fronts. The best part? You can upgrade your sandwich to come with a pot of gravy - perfect for dipping. With a limited number available every day, make sure to get there early.
When: Available from 21 November
How much: £12

The New York Bar

The New York Bar's Christmas sandwich with fries and cranberry mayo

What: The New York Bar Christmas Sandwich 
Why: This one is a little bit pricier than the other options, but you can enjoy this delicious sandwich in the beautiful surroundings of the New York Bar. Packed full of Norfolk turkey, pork and apple stuffing and truffle Baron Bigod, then served with fries and cranberry mayonnaise - as well as a couple of pigs in blankets - it's an indulgent seasonal treat that will get you in the Christmas spirit. Coupled with their speciality cocktails - think fermented peach iced tea with aperol or a rum and lemongrass infusion - it's definitely not your classic flavours but works as a refreshing addition to this hearty sandwich. 
When: Available from 14 November
How much: £23.50

B Bagel

a collection of B Bagel's two Christmas bagels

What: Brie, Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce Bagel
Why: Straying slightly from your usual festive sandwich, and swapping out the turkey for cheese, B Bagel are offering a delicious brie, stuffing and cranberry sauce option this Christmas. Don’t worry, it's offering a classic turkey bagel as well, but we’re keen to try something a bit different. Served in plain, sesame seed or poppy seed bagels, this blend of flavours will leave you craving that classic Christmas dinner.
When: Available from 15 November
How much: £5.95 (to take-away)


Sainsbury's toasted chicken and bacon Christmas sandwich

What: Taste the Difference Christmas Cracker Club Sandwich
An alternative to turkey that's perfect for those still wanting a full roast in a sandwich. Sainsbury's has launched its new chicken sandwich complete with gravy mayo and smoked bacon as well as pork, sage and onion stuffing and an ale and onion chutney. They've really nailed all the best Christmas flavours in one delicious sandwich and if there's something that will improve mayonnaise, it's definitely going to be gravy! 
Available from 30 October
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Tesco Finest

Tesco finest duck wrap

What: Tesco Finest Spiced Duck and Pomegranate Chutney Wrap
Why: Tesco's duck wrap is a more premium choice for those wanting something a bit nicer for their lunches this winter. Tuck into this seeded wrap filled with spiced duck, braised red cabbage and pomegranate chutney. Plus, with mini mince pies now available as a meal deal snack, you can enjoy a full-on festive feast for your lunch.
Available from 6 November
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Costa's ham ciabatta and pigs in blankets toastie

What: Honey Roast Ham and Wensleydale Ciabatta
Why: Forget your classic cheese and ham sandwich this winter and grab this festive edition complete with cranberry ciabatta, British honey-roast ham, Wensleydale cheese and a honey and bechamel sauce. This is a sarnie you won’t want to put down, and it's the perfect pairing with a Sticky Toffee Latte or Orange Hot Chocolate.
When: Available from 2 November
How much: £5.20


a collection of Benugo's Christmas sandwiches

What: Brie, Sticky Fig and Bacon Sandwich
Why: There’s a delicious new range of seasonal sandwiches on the Benugo festive menu this year. Why not try this sourdough ciabatta stuffed with creamy brie, crispy bacon, fig chutney and spinach? With a full range of flavours, it's got options for veggies and vegans alike, so everyone can enjoy a taste of Christmas at Benugo's this winter.
When: Available from 9 November
How much: £6.50

Caffe Nero

Caffe Nero's turkey and bacon Christmas focaccia

What: Turkey Feast Focaccia
Why: A classic turkey sandwich, this time with an Italian twist. This rosemary and sea salt focaccia is filled with turkey, smoky beechwood baon and an Italian-inspired stuffing complete with port, fennel and apricot, then topped with a rich and delicious cranberry sauce. This is the kind of turkey sandwich that we can get behind. Bursting with fruity flavours, it’s the perfect indulgent treat this Christmas.
When: Available from 3 November
How much: £5.25


Starbuck's new ham roll

What: Holiday Ham Sub Roll
Why: Returning once again with its festive favourites, Starbucks is sticking with its Boxing Day ham-inspired theme for 2024. This festive roll is filled with honey roast ham, mature Cheddar cheese, honey and mustard slaw, cranberry chutney and spinach. It's simple but effective - you can't go wrong.
When: Available from 2 November
How much: £5.80

The best vegan Christmas sandwiches

Keen to enjoy all the season's best Christmas sandwiches on a vegan diet? You absolutely can. Check out these tasty plant-based alternatives, from nut roast sarnies to veggie-filled creations. 


M&S's vegan Christmas sandwich

What: Ho-Ho-Pest-Ho Sandwich
Why: For those not interested in fake meat sarnies, why not give this one a try? Bursting with delicious flavours, and packed full of colourful veggies, this sandwich is filled with roasted butternut squash, red cabbage slaw, rocket pesto and tahini mayo that is sure to tickle your tastebuds. 
Available from 1 November
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Costa's vegan turkey Christmas sandwich

What: Vegan Turkey & Trimmings Toastie
Why: This is one for those who have gone plant-based but aren't quite ready to forego a roast dinner. Pick up Costa's toastie which is full to the brim with vegan turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and fried onions, then finished with vegan mayo and vegan gravy.
Available from 2 November
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Benugo's vegan Christmas sandwich

What: Nuts About Christmas
Why: Benugo cafe has launched its new vegan Christmas sandwich for 2024 and it does not disappoint. A vegan hummus and chestnut roast is served with roasted carrots, crispy onions, pickled onions and spinac, all served on a bloomer or malted loaf - whichever you fancy. It's perfect paired with their apple crumble oat-milk latte.
When: Available from 9 November
How much: £4.95

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