The USA might be the birthplace of the hamburger, but it’s also home to some of the tastiest and most creative sandwiches you’ll ever taste. Some of the best sandwiches in America range from classic deli-style meat fillings to Latin America inspired rolls.

You already know about New York’s famous Katz’s Deli or Slyman’s in Cleveland, but what about the new sandwich legends? These are the places rising up in all their doughy glory. We searched the country’s delis, restaurants and food trucks – with some great tips from our readers – to bring you the best of the best.

Forget about a boring sandwich eaten in a rush for lunch – these are the sambos you’ll be dreaming about all day long….

33. La Belle Helene – Charlotte, North Carolina

La Belle Helene is a lovely French bistro with an authentic brasserie-style menu that’s a great place to pop in for a cocktail, brunch on full on dinner. The sandwich menu will remind you why France is one of the best countries for food – a traditional Croque Madame is covered in bubbly Mornay cheese.

The chicken roti salad sandwich is also an instant classic, with rotisserie chicken in a brioche baguette.