It’s just past noon, peak time for sandwiches at the Coop. The line is long, your stomach is growling, and the guy in front of you just ordered five different meats on his sandwich. Finally, it’s your turn to order. Luis asks, “What would you like?” If you are continually stumped by this question with the overwhelming assortment of fancy breads and deli meats, or are simply tired of your boring daily order, consider putting some of these sandwich combinations to the test. And yes, you’ll have that toasted. 

1. Mozzarella, Tomato, Arugula & Pesto on a Baguette

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Stephanie Michas
This classic caprese sandwich is a no-brainer. It’s simple, yet satisfying and consistent. You always know it is going to be good. If you’re looking for some protein, don’t hesitate to add chicken or turkey.

2. Turkey, Spinach, Swiss & Hummus on a Wrap

Tess Bedingfield

The secret to quality wraps in the Coop is hummus. Although the roasted pepper hummus is ideal, you can never go wrong with plain hummus either. Ask for it pressed and you’ll have perfectly melted swiss and added crunch from the toasted wrap.

3. Roast Beef, Arugula, Swiss & Mustard on a Baguette

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Megan Collier

Crunchy, a tad spicy, and full of flavor; this one’s got it all. Not only does it taste good, but will leave you satisfied and full until dinner. So no, you probably won’t have to hit up Frank for a mid-afternoon snack or shamefully raid your room’s snack stash.

4. Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo on Multigrain

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Megan Collier

In the rare occasion that bacon is available in the Coop, the classic BLT is a must. A praised combination in the world of sandwiches, this trio is hard to beat. Dare to try it with chipotle mayo for an added spicy flavor, or consider adding cheese to turn your sandwich into a fancy grown-up grilled cheese.

5. Ham, Swiss, Mayo & Mustard on Sourdough

Mmm... grilled ham 'n cheese

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If you are looking to reminisce on the days of brown-bag lunches, but also want to feel somewhat like a mature adult, this sandwich is for you. This upgrade from your standard ham and cheese sandwich will satisfy your hunger with a hint of nostalgia.

6. Tomato, Provolone, Spinach, Pesto & Mayo on Sourdough

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Isabel Kraus

Step up your sandwich game by creating this mouth-watering Italian panini. Don’t forget to grab a garlic knot (or two) on the side to turn your dining hall lunch into an Italian deli experience.

7. Turkey, Arugula, Cheddar & Chipotle Mayo on Multigrain

Take your typical turkey and cheese sandwich to the next level by combining these ingredients.

8. Chicken, Lettuce, Hummus & Pesto on Sourdough

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Katherine Ogden

Although an unlikely pair, hummus and pesto are a match made in heaven. Adding the perfect amount of flavor to the chicken and lettuce, these condiments are a must-try together.