We first found about the Sandwich Express on Smart Shanghai and decided, after reading their review, to give it a try. We ordered a sandwich with the stuff we like: pesto, eggplant, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes. It wasn’t half bad, but we’re not sure we would agree with SS’s conclusion: “their manager ‘promised with her tongue’ that their sandwiches are among the best available in town, so naturally we had to see for ourselves, and pleasingly, she was spot on.” We haven’t exactly had a representative sample of sandwiches in Shanghai, and years and upon years of peanut butter and jelly from Mom has created a palate only nominally more refined than that of a caveman, but it was undoubtedly a decent sandwich — or was it just a case of pesto working its magic?
There is some information that we’d like to add that is not covered in the SS review — their address is on Beijing Lu near Xikang Lu (see below) and during the World Cup, they are open 24 hours a day, whereas normally they are open from 9 am-12 am. Furthermore, during the World Cup, if you guess the correct score for a game (you must make your call before the second half of the game) your meal is free. They will either bring you the money afterwards or else give you the credit off your next meal. Speaking of bringing money back — they gave us the wrong change and we didn’t realize it until after the delivery person left, but they brought us the 6 RMB they owed us without complaint. Owing to the fact that we live very close to their store, it was quick — can’t say what might have happened if we had lived farther away. Their service is very good — Shanghaiist would even go as far as to say that we were taken aback by how friendly they were. Oh and we forgot to mention: They deliver for free — but mostly within Puxi, and not in Pudong.
Sandwich Express, 1220 Beijing Xi Lu near Xikang Lu. Open 24 hours during the World Cup. Phone: 62892458; Fax: 62892456; SMS: 13681725999. 10 percent off if you order via Fax or SMS. View the menu here.