The Hunt for the Best Sandwich on Columbia Street

Monday, June 8, 2020

It’s easy to see why Columbia Street Sandwich is an attraction of Downtown New Westminster – they’re fast, affordable and make a mean sandwich.

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If a sandwich isn’t your speed, they also sell soup, baked goods and sausage rolls. The quality is plain to see (and taste), but one question remains: which of their sandwiches is objectively the best?

Deluxe A.C.E.(Avocado, Cheese, Egg)

At the Downtown New Westminster BIA, we like a hearty breakfast and there is no breakfast sandwich heartier than the Deluxe A.C.E. This sandwich is composed of fried egg, cheese, lettuce, tomato and ham or bacon on a bagel or bread, this sandwich means business. It makes for a perfect breakfast while you are on your way to work, out for brunch, or even after an extremely long night of studying. This sandwich will leave you full and happy but is it the best sandwich? No, but it sure is tasty.     



The classic, the one and done, the go-to, that’s right – we’re talking about the BLT. This classic sandwich is made up of bacon, lettuce, tomato and your choice of veggies. All the ingredients are grilled to perfection, and are clearly prepared with care.  It’s simple yet elegant. Regardless of which bread you choose, gluten free or vegan, it’s guaranteed to satisfy. The BLT is a great choice, it makes for a solid lunch on the go or at home but is it the best sandwich?  Also no, but sometimes you get an itch that can only be scratched by a superb BLT and let us assure you: this is the best one around. 

The Turkey, Bacon, Avocado Sandwich


This sandwich is truly a sight to behold. Turkey, bacon, avocado, and your choice of veggies and condiments, all of this makes for a sandwich that is stacked up higher than the Anvil Centre itself. It’s almost a challenge to even fit this sandwich in your mouth, but if you do, you’re going to be blown away. It’s not too moist, it’s not too dry, and all the flavors and textures meld together perfectly. This sandwich may be perfect for every situation, but is it the best sandwich? Yes, definitely, absolutely.

Final Words

These are our top picks at the BIA. Dare to disagree? Well.. you're wrong. Jokes aside, Columbia St. Sandwich Co. is a fantastic business run by two friendly and efficient women, Melissa and Sam, so next time you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to give their sandwiches a try - they're open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm for takeout.

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