One thing we always get excited about this time of year is of course festive food. You just can’t beat it and, it’s not quite the same eating a pig in blanket at 10am on a Wednesday as it is Christmas or Boxing Day. But before even that kicks off, we just can’t resist a Christmas sandwich and popular bakery Paul has some delicious options this year.

Whilst the holiday season might feel a little different this year, Paul 's festive options have arrived just in time to spread plenty of Christmas cheer, including the return of The Dinde de Noël. The multiple award-winning Christmas sandwich and four-year reigning champion in Time Out’s Best Sandwich in London round-up is back, alongside two new contenders in the form of The Festive Fromage and The Vegan Sprout Sandwich.

Dinde de Noël Sandwich, £4.75

Christmas food ranges for 2020

Hitting shelves on 3rd November, they’re perfect for adding some festive fun to your working lunch and, for those stuck at home. Paul can even deliver these Christmas corkers to your door via Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

To find your nearest Paul Bakery, we’ve popped the store locator here. You’ll also be able to see opening and closing time information listed there as well.

So what about those sandwiches? Well the Dinde de Noël Sandwich (£4.75) is Paul’s take on the humble turkey sandwich and it’s back again to defend its crown. The freshly baked sage, onion and cranberry baguette is generously filled with sliced turkey, smoky bacon and spinach, and topped with a cream cheese and horseradish sauce.

Vegan Sprout Sandwich, £4.45

For vegan or flexitarians, why not try Paul’s Vegan Sprout Sandwich (£4.45). This is a  delicious twist on a vegan roast dinner, complete with roasted Brussel sprouts, spinach, sliced beetroot with balsamic vinegar and thyme, and a crispy potato rösti, topped with vegan mayo and a sweet onion marmalade. All served in a classic white baguette. Our stomach is rumbling…

The Festive Fromage Sandwich, £4.30

Now is it really Christmas without a Camembert? Introducing The Festive Fromage Sandwich (£4.30). This delicious cheese creation is the perfect combination of rich camembert, smoky cherry tomato chutney and Batavia lettuce all wrapped up in a sesame baguette. Sounds like something  we wouldn’t mind toasted, what about you?

These tasty sandwiches will be available from November 3rd until 31st December so what are you waiting for? Set the date in your diary now for one of these. The limited-edition Christmas sandwich range will be available in all Paul shops, to eat-in and takeaway, as well as on delivery platforms including Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

And they aren’t the only ones to tell us about their Christmas range as Costa Coffee have unveiled their limited edition festive menu including After-Eight Muffin. Costa Coffee have some incredible new items launching on the 3rd November like the Lobster Toastie and Vegan Turkee, Cranberry & Stuffing Bloomer Toastie. There’s also a Rich Chocolate & Hazelnut Shimmer Cake, not to mention new After-Eight muffin.

Lidl are relaunching their melting chocolate cottage and range of festive sandwiches. Priced at just £6.99 and available from late October, the showstopping dessert cottage will be available in stores soon, along with some delicious Christmas sandwiches like Christmas Dinner and the Cheeseboard Sandwich.

As for a vegan treat come Boxing Day, Ocado now stocks vegan Christmas pizza with brussel sprouts and faux turkey. Available now from Ocado and priced at £5.49, the Crustmas pizza could be the alternative to Christmas dinner or Boxing Day you’ve been searching for.