6 super cool sandwich shops in Riyadh

Sandos for the win…

Recently we’ve noticed a rise in sandwich shop openings here in Riyadh. The city loves its sandos and we’re not mad about it. It’s been rewarding to see so many cool sandwich shops pop up because that means more of the perfect in-between-the-day type of lunch spots that make lunch breaks so much easier.

So if you’re like us and want to know where to get your next fave sandwich is hiding, here are the coolest sandwich shops in Riyadh you can check out.

Boga Superfoods


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Boga has quickly become the go-to local chain restaurant in the region for healthy delicious food. Expect a modern take on traditional salads and subs with several vegan options. It is also really accessible, both in terms of price and by just how many branches there are across the city.

Boga Superfoods, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz Street, daily 24-hours. @boga.ksa

Crust Corner

Crust Corner is the go-to option for people at work ordering a quick lunch. Known for its high-quality ingredients and food that doesn’t weigh you down (you won’t need a nap after this one), Crust Corner is a lot of people’s holy grail for sandwiches.

Crust Corner, Prince Meshaal Ibn Abd Al Aziz, Irqah, Sun to Wed 11am to 8.30pm, Thu 11am to 12.30am, Closed Fri, Sat 1pm to midnight. @crustcorner

Dank Sandwich

Jeddah’s favourite sandwich shop now has a location in Riyadh’s Alyasmin district. The casual eatery serves top-tier sandwich options like Philly steak, chicken fajita and dynamite, dig in.

Dank Riyadh, Anas Ibn Malik Rd, Alyasmin, daily 4pm to 2am. @dank_ksa


Riyadh is bringing old-school canteen vibes back with Maqsaf, and the people love the concept. The brand went viral just last year and now has two locations in the capital. The scrambled egg, and falafel sandwiches go big for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Maqsaf Riyadh, Al Mohammadiyyah and Ar Rayyan, daily 4am to 1am. @maqsaf.saudi

Mama Noura’s

This list of the best sandwich shops in Riyadh wouldn’t be complete without having an option for Saudi’s favourite sandwich. When it comes to great shawarma in Riyadh, it doesn’t get more classic than Mama Noura’s. A casual, typically crowded joint, Mama Noura has been operating for almost three decades. It’s juicy and greasy – in the best possible way – pitas and plates are so popular that there’s often a line, making for a steady turnover that ensures you’ll be getting the freshest meat from the spit, day or night.

Mama Noura, various locations, daily 5.30am to 3am, Tel: 011 439 9998. @mamanouraksa



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Portuguese for bread, PÁO aims to offer a healthy take on fast food. “Super food, super mood” is the slogan behind the brand, and as foodies, we can definitely say we’re with it. People swear by the spicy tuna and halloumi sandwiches so be sure to try those out.

PÁO, Al Takhassousi, Al Mohammadiyyah, Sun to Thu 7am to 1am, Fri to Sat 9am to 1am.

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