The Best Sandwich For You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Sandwiches are an art form — like a blank canvas, whatever you choose to put between those two slices of bread, and what type of bread that is, is entirely up to you and your cravings. From marshmallow fluff and bacon to peanut butter and pickles, there are no rules in the sandwich department. While the sandwich you eat today may not be the same as tomorrow or the next, the toppings are a matter of self-expression. Much like the characteristics of different zodiac signs, each ingredient comes together to create a sandwich uniquely its own.

The astrological calendar is made up of 12 zodiac signs. Just like the wide variety of sandwiches in the world, each has its own unique characteristics. Some believe that, depending on the time of the year, astrology can offer insight into the recurring themes of your life and predict incoming life changes; while the same can't be said about your turkey club, a good sandwich can get you through a lot of what life throws at you.

For this reason, considering your ideal sandwich could be the difference between a good day and a bad one. Below, a breakdown of how your astrological sign should correspond with your plans for lunch.


Born between March 21st and April 19th, Aries is the first sign on the astrological calendar. Fittingly so, these signs are known to be competitive, passionate, and motivated. They love being top dog, and achieve it by sticking to the basics. Rather than overcomplicating things with unnecessary nuance, the Aries likes to keep things simple. After all, if something works, why change it? For this reason, the best type of sandwich for Aries is one that is straightforward and undeniably delicious, without the need for any modifications or substitutions.

That being said, it comes as no surprise the best sandwich for Aries is a grilled cheese — and they'll be happy to know it also happens to be the most popular sandwich in the US. Why is that, you might ask? Because it's a classic. Sure, you could elevate it with a spread of pesto, pickles, or even a couple pieces of bacon, but truthfully, you don't need to. The real magic of this sandwich is in its simplicity. With just three basic ingredients, your grilled cheese is good to go.

All you need is bread (whether crusty sourdough or basic white), butter (it doesn't matter if it's the kind you can believe or not) and any variety of cheese. It's a winning combination.


Taurus is the first Earth sign on the astrological calendar, and they hold true to that label. These signs are known for being down-to-earth and unmovable. They are set in their ways, but such stubbornness is also what makes them so emotionally stable. But considering their tendency to fall into set patterns, the best sandwich for a Taurus would have to be one that's consistent, no matter where you get it from.

For that reason, the best sandwich for a Taurus is another American favorite: Peanut butter and jelly. Not only is this sandwich available at virtually every restaurant you can think of (the kid's menu counts), but it's impossible to mess up. Whether you go the grape or strawberry route, when jelly and peanut butter get smushed together between two slices of bread, magic happens. One bite, and you're transported back to childhood.

In a way, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a reminder of what's important in life — something a Taurus will appreciate. To satisfy their luxurious side, perhaps they could do as Ina Garten does and toast the bread for a little something extra.


In accordance with their air sign qualities, Geminis know how to work a room. In fact, these signs are known for their ability to bring unlikely people together — mostly due to the many different social circles in which they operate. These signs are infinitely curious and often bounce from one interest to another. It's their combination of hobbies and booked social calendars that are the reason they're represented by twins, not being two-faced (which they're often unjustly accused of). Geminis are constantly found wishing they could be in two different places at once — and for that, their sandwich has to provide them with the best of both worlds.

With that in mind, the best sandwich for Geminis takes a classic Italian dish and puts it between two slices of bread: The chicken parm. Perfectly crunchy chicken cutlets, slathered in marinara and mozzarella cheese and sandwiched between a baguette or two pieces of ciabatta that have been toasted to melty perfection — the Chicken Parm has all the convenience of a sandwich and all the flavor of a home-cooked Italian pasta. It's the perfect option for a Gemini on the go, as it travels well in between all their social commitments. But it also satisfies their desire to be in two places at once: They could be on a train, but with this sandwich, they'll mentally be inside an old-school Italian restaurant.


Nurturing, sensitive, and compassionate are just a few words often used to describe Cancers. These signs are deeply intuitive, and their empathic nature makes them inherent caregivers — at times, to a fault. Because they feel things so deeply, Cancers can come off as moody and even snappy, hence their association with the crab. On the outside, their protectiveness toward themselves and the people they love causes them to come off as a touch aggressive, and while they may disguise their true feelings with humor, Cancers are real softies on the inside. When provoked they'll either run and hide, or snap.

But the choice for them is not a crab meat sandwich; that'd be way too obvious. Instead, it's possibly the most well-known and well-loved seafood sandwich money can buy: A lobster roll. Made with fresh lobster meat that's been dressed with butter — or a light mayonnaise sauce, depending on your preference — and sandwiched between a sliced, New England-style bread roll, these sandwiches are an emblem of East Coast summers. Born between June 21st and July 22nd, it's only fitting that Cancers are summer babies, too.


Represented by the Lion and ruled by the sun, Leos are also astrological summer babies. Born between July 23rd and August 22nd, however, Leo season occurs throughout the peak of the summer — the time when the FOMO really starts kicking in. At this point in the year, you've grown tired of watching everyone else make the most of their time on boats, by the pool, or somewhere in Europe. Leos are big-hearted, luxurious, and confident, and like the sun their mere presence can bring out a fun, adventure-seeking side. It's during Leo season when we all feel inspired to stop watching others live their best lives and step into our own.

While one could argue that, generally speaking, all sandwiches are ideal in the summertime, there's one sandwich in particular that comes to mind for the Leo: the caprese. Made from fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes, a roasted caprese sandwich can be made year round — but, considering that tomatoes are in peak season throughout the summer months, they're the best in the summertime. It's also not coincidental that they can be ordered at basically any cafe, restaurant, or food store in Italy (another reason to visit). Drizzled with a sweet and acidic balsamic glaze and some high-quality olive oil, caprese sandwiches are light and bright, the perfect snack to pack and enjoy on any and all of your summertime activities.


Service-orientated, organized, perfectionists — those are a few words to describe the Virgo. They are endlessly committed to their goals, and enjoy breaking even the smallest of objectives down into smaller, more actionable steps. For the Virgo, everything is about the bigger picture. Their perfectionist tendencies mean they don't miss any of the details. In fact, much of their own self-worth stems from feeling useful, and Virgos are primarily motivated by the idea of contributing to something bigger than themselves. While the standards to which they hold themselves often come at great costs, when a Virgo is on the job, the finished product is almost always guaranteed to be flawless.

While some may say perfection doesn't exist, there are a few examples in the world that will have those very same people doubling back. When it comes to sandwiches, none comes as close as the breakfast sandwich staple of bacon, egg, and cheese. Each ingredient is equally as close to perfection on its own, but when layered together between a sliced English muffin, kaiser roll, or croissant, they create something even a Virgo couldn't find the words to critique. Broken down into steps, this sandwich satisfies the Virgo's love for order to create something great.


Believed to be the aesthetes of the zodiac, Libras make talented designers, stylists, and decorators. They're represented by the scale, which is in line with their obsession with balance and symmetry. While they seek out this balance in every area of their lives, it manifests most clearly in their physical surroundings, which they prefer to fill with elements that reflect their high taste. Accordingly, it makes sense that the sandwich best for them does the same, not just tasting good, but also looking good. Perhaps no sandwich does that better than the bánh mì.

Rich protein — whether that be pork, chicken, or tofu — coupled with colorful, pickled and fresh vegetables the likes of cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and shredded lettuce, placed between two slices of an airy, crusty baguette that's been slathered with umami bursting pâté and topped with fresh cilantro, not many sandwiches compare to the bánh mì when it comes to appearance. But, like Libras, these sandwiches are much more than meets the eye. Whether you go the vegan, pork, or chicken route, your banh mi will taste as good as it looks; no wonder the Vietnamese staple has become a worldwide favorite.


Scorpios are one of the most misunderstood signs in the zodiac, but they prefer it that way. Often described as seductive, calculative, and mysterious, you may never know what a Scorpio is truly thinking. It's not that they're liars, per se; they just prefer to keep their cards close to the vest. For this reason, there's a certain air that makes them both intimidating yet alluring. It's the darkness that draws people in; however, those who get close enough will be surprised to find that the power-hungry Scorpio has a deep, sensitive side. For this reason, there's really only one sandwich best for them. 

Dark, seductive, and sweet, the best sandwich for Scorpios is a Nutella one. While unconventional, the chocolate hazelnut spread has been a staple in Europe since the 1960s; spread on bread, it's about as culturally significant as peanut butter and jelly is in the US. Whether used on its own or paired with peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, jam, or banana slices, this spread is a fabulous option when you're craving something sweet. However, it's also known to be equally as delicious paired with brie, mozzarella, or even blue cheese. Unlike the Scorpio, who runs hot or cold, this sandwich is always recommended grilled.


Represented by the archer, the Sagittarius is a natural-born adventurer. These signs are lively balls of energy who live life without any rules or regulations. Fortunately for them, their rebellious pursuits often turn out in their favor. These signs don't live their lives according to anyone's rules but their own; naturally, the best sandwich for them should do the same. That's why, when it comes to the Sagittarius, the best "sandwich" (emphasis on the quotation marks) is the pocket pita, otherwise known as sabich.

According to some people's definitions of the word, pocket pitas might not be considered sandwiches at all. But that's not stopping anyone from eating them like they are. While they may not have the prerequisite two slices of bread, when a piece of pita is airy enough to be split open and stuffed with fillings, they're good enough to claim whatever label they want. Ranging in options from shawarma to falafel, eggs and eggplant, hummus, Israeli salad, pickles, and more, there are no rules when it comes to stuffing these pockets. Those customizations only continue when it comes to the sauce you choose to pour inside.

Whether that be the Middle Eastern condiment made with pickled mango, amba, smooth tahini, or creamy tzatziki — just like the Sagittarius, these sandwiches are small pockets of fun, and they come without rules.


Capricorns are ambitious, determined, and disciplined — it's no wonder they're considered the "workaholics" of the zodiac. These signs work hard because they prefer comfortable lifestyles, and they won't settle for less. Capricorns are notoriously persistent, and they will climb mountains to achieve their goals. Like other Earth signs, they're also particularly hard-headed. Capricorns prefer to focus on reality and choose to think practically about situations, which is why they need a practical sandwich to match. For this reason, the Capricorn's best sandwich is none other than the club. 

The "club" in club sandwich may suggest an element of exclusivity, but there's nothing lavish about it. Even so, it is one of the most iconic sandwiches out there. Made by layering cold cuts you'd find at your average deli — usually turkey, but also ham and sometimes chicken — with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a generous spread of mayonnaise; it's a sandwich you can easily recreate at home. What makes it a bit out of the ordinary is the extra slice of bread, which always comes perfectly toasted. Depending on where you order it, it may also come cut into quarters rather than halves. 

Like the Capricorn, the club sandwich leans to the side of luxury — but not so much so that it feels unapproachable. It's also practical enough for the Capricorn to order at any street-side deli, bodega, or grocery store sandwich counter on their way to work.


The last of the air signs, Aquarius, stays true to its hallmarks. Unlike the Geminis and Libras, who have thriving social lives, Aquariuses are known to be loners — but it's typically by choice. In fact, the Aquarius has all the wit and charm to carry any dinner party conversation. The issue is that they're not interested in small talk. As the humanitarians of the zodiac, these signs are much more interested in discussing the bigger matters of the world. If you're not feeding into their desire for deconstructing social norms, presenting them with alternative lifestyles, or discussing ways to come together to save the world, they'd much rather be doing their own thing. 

To represent their inquisitive nature and out-of-the-box ways, the best sandwich for the Aquarius plays on that old question about the chicken and the egg, utilizing both. The chicken Caesar salad wrap then tops it all off by putting them in a tortilla rather than between two slices of bread, eliciting debates if that's even a sandwich at all.


The Pisces finishes off the astrological calendar as the final water sign. Like the other water signs, Pisces is deeply intuitive and emotional, but almost to a fault. These signs tend to take a more passive approach to life, which is at times freeing, and at other times overwhelming. At their worst, Pisces can feel powerless under the weight of their emotions; at their best, they take control of those emotions to create something wonderful. Their imaginations run wildly, and they feel the most at peace when bringing their fantasies to life through their artistic pursuits. 

Represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions, the Pisces' attention is constantly divided between reality and fantasy. They're the dreamers of the zodiac — and the only thing that brings them back to Earth is being completely submerged in sensory experiences. The best sandwich for the Pisces would have to include fish. Seeing as how the lobster roll has already been claimed, it's only right that the Pisces get another popular seafood sandwich: the tuna melt panini. With its melty cheese, fresh tomato, crusty bread, and flavorful tuna, this sandwich is out of this world good.