There’s not long until we hit December and, before you know it, it’s time to get the Christmas food shop in.

But before all that, there’s still plenty of time to try some of the best festive food out there. And this time, we’re talking sarnies!

From a twist on a Christmas classic to a no-meat option. There’s something for everyone out there on the market.

We take a look at the best festive sandwiches that will give you a taste of Christmas.

Focaccia fantastico

We’re saying sì, sì, sì to this rosemary and rock salt focaccia packed with moist slices of turkey, smoked bacon, stuffing and cranberry sauce for an Italian twist on the traditional Christmas feast. Buon appetito!

Buy Turkey Feast Focaccia, for £5.25, via Caffè Nero

Sophisticated salmon

If you fancy a change from a traditional meat feast, then this smoked salmon on rye is a sophisticated sarnie that doesn’t disappoint. Think generous layers of smoked salmon, fresh spinach and lemon and dill crème fraiche that packs a punch.

Buy Taste The Difference Festive Hot Smoked Salmon sandwich, for £4.25, (part of £5 meal deal) via Sainsbury’s

Plant-powered pigs in blankets

Everyone can indulge in this tasty sourdough panini, made using plant-based sausages and bacon, sage and onion stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegan mayo and vegan alternative ‘cheeze’. That’s what you call plant-powered…

Buy Vegan P’gs & Blankets Stonebaked Panini, for £4.75, via Costa Coffee

‘Pigs under blanket’ meat feast

Pigs in blankets – bacon-wrapped chipolatas – are everywhere this year in a sandwich format. One of the stars is a classic from Starbucks: a Vienna roll, filled with pork sausage, maple-cured bacon, sage and onion mayo, cheddar and cranberry chutney.

Buy Pigs Under Blanket Roll, for £4.89, via Starbucks

The bigger cheese

The humble cheese sarnie has had a festive makeover with three different cheeses (Wensleydale, mature Cheddar and Blacksticks blue) plus balsamic onion chutney, seasoned mayo and fresh spinach. Five per cent of every sale will go to charity.

Buy Festive Cheeseboard Sandwich, for £2.75 (also part of £3.50 meal deal), via Morrisons

Food for thought

Vegans needn’t miss out on the annual smorgasbord of festive sarnies and this one is a flavoursome mix of flame-grilled soya protein, vegan mayo, roasted veggies, cranberry chutney and sage and onion stuffing. Sales from every Co-op Christmas sandwich will help raise £50,000 to tackle inequality in the UK.

Buy GRO Turk’y Feast Sandwich, for £3.25, via Co-op

Cheap cheap, hooray

Aldi’s festive sandwich range offers such good value that we had to mention the lot. From a turkey and trimmings toastie to heat up at home (£1.75, above), a turkey wrap (£2.19) and a veggie-packed vegan option (£1.79), this is how to do Christmas dinner on a bank-happy budget. Form an orderly queue…

Buy Turkey and Trimmings Toastie, for £1.75, or Turkey Wrap, for £2.19, or Vegan option, £1.79, via Aldi

A big hit

With a mammoth 12 layers to get through, this is one super-sized sandwich. All the key festive flavours are here – chicken, bacon, cranberry, red cabbage and stuffing – finished off with gravy mayo to keep things moist. Like Christmas dinner on-the-go.

Buy Christmas Club Sandwich, for £4.50, via Marks & Spencer

Let’s have a toast(ie)

This will fill a lunchtime gap. A delicious Boxing Day-inspired toastie crammed with oozing mature cheddar, British turkey, pulled ham and herby stuffing, with caramelised onion chutney and sage mayo.

Buy Boxing Day Toastie, for £5.50, via Pret A Manger

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