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Six Thanksgiving Sandwiches To Try

There's no need to wait for turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing.

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The Colonial
The Colonial

Fast-forward through the Thanksgiving feast and there's always a fridge crammed with leftovers. For many people, the best part of the holiday happens the next day when everything from the previous night’s dinner gets layered into one truly epic sandwich.

But here's no need to wait until after the holiday. Get that Thanksgiving sandwich fix complete with the bird, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy with these six sandwich solutions.


1800 M St. NW and 3347 M St. NW

The signature Bobbie sandwich of this Delaware-based chain makes every day Thanksgiving. Served cold for the "leftover effect," the house-roasted turkey, sweet cranberry sauce and seasoned stuffing are held together with a dab of mayo in a soft sub roll.

Taylor Gourmet

multiple locations

Despite its name, the Colonial sandwich at this Philly-style local chain offers a forward-thinking approach with their holiday creation. The seasonal turkey sandwich involves sweet potato and sage ricotta, creamy brie, ginger cranberry sauce, and shredded kale.

Milk Bar

1090 I St. NW

With perfect pouches of celery salt dough holding house-roasted, shredded turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce, the Thanksgiving Croissant at Momofuku's sister bakery is a rare bird. Make sure to try the limited-time holiday hybrid before December, and give thanks for getting to the front of the line.


multiple locations

The festive Nobadeer sandwich is one of the chain’s top sellers of all the time. Their day-after sandwich means thick, house-roasted turkey, cubes of stuffing and jellied cranberry sauce stacked on slices of tangy sourdough.


600 New Hampshire Ave. NW

Grab a sandwich before a show at the Kennedy Center at this Foggy Bottom Italian sandwich and pizza shop. Their nod to the classic day-after meal combines roasted turkey, cranberry relish, stuffing, lettuce and tomato in a sub roll.

BLT Steak

1625 I St. NW

What could be better than the steakhouse’s signature golden and airy Gruyère puffs of pleasure?  When the popovers celebrate Thanksgiving and add turkey, cranberry chutney, potato puree and rosemary gravy to the mix on Friday, November 27. It's not a sandwich per se, but let's call it close enough for these purposes.