Are There Alternatives to Sliced Bread?

There certainly are! In this article we are going to take a look at the many, and varied, baked options available to you in place of traditional sliced bread for sandwiches. Be prepared to elevate your lunch to a new level!


Bagels are a fantastic sandwich option and are now available in a wide variety of flavours, as well as gluten free options. Bagels from our local artisan bakers are delicious and the super market's pre-sliced packs are perfect for keeping in the freezer.

We enjoyed reading New Yorker Bagels article which tells us many of the reasons why people love bagels, click here.

Bagels are considered the perfect food primarily for their texture. Taking a bite of a bagel is special, especially when it’s done right. The outside should be crusty by not hard or crunchy, and the inside should be soft and warm. The firm chewiness is the best part, and bagels can even be toasted for even more texture.

If you haven't baked bagels before then this recipe from Sophisticated Gourmet is a great place to start, please do share your bakes with us using #mybakerysolutions

If you already enjoy eating and baking bagels, why not consider trying your hand at pretzels!


Flatbreads are often topped with a variety of flavoursome ingredients, delicious for lunch eaten at home but perhaps not so practical for a packed lunch or lunch on the go.

For a straight forward flatbread recipe try Bake - Eat - Repeat's recipe here.

The recent launch of folded flatbreads in our supermarkets has solved the lunch on the go dilemma. My Deli Kitchen have a selection of flavours including brioche and seeded.


Pitta breads have been a cupboard staple in our home for a long time, ready to enjoy with salad and humous. If you would like to try making pitta breads take a look a this BBC Good Food recipe.