What Sandwich You Should Order, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
According to astrologists, everything from your toxic traits to your favorite color can be linked to the position of the stars at the moment you were born. It follows that your zodiac sign also influences your food preferences.
The next time your lunch break is giving serious sandwich vibes, consider one of these sandwich orders based on your horoscope.
Aries: Grilled Cheese
Born between March 21 and April 19, Aries babies love nothing more than being first. The first sign of the astrological calendar is adventurous and competitive, but they're also straightforward to a fault. They like to get straight to the point. What they lack in tact, they make up for in honesty.
That's why they're likely to go for a classic grilled cheese. There's nothing passive-aggressive about a grilled cheese. It's simple and doesn't pretend to be anything it's not. Buttery, crusty sourdough plus gooey, melted cheese, and that's it. You're welcome to dress it up with pesto or a side of tomato soup, but it's perfectly tasty all on its own.
Taurus: Peanut Butter and Jelly
The first Earth sign, Tauruses are notoriously stubborn. They're not big on change, preferring predictability and comfort rather than adventure. They're creatures of habit, so their ideal sandwich is a comfort food classic: PB&J.
You could say peanut butter and jelly is good no matter how you make it, but there is such a thing as an incredible PB&J. The key is to butter the bread, get the right balance of peanut butter and jelly, and toast the sandwich in an air fryer before serving. That extra special touch will not be missed by a hungry Taurus.
Gemini: Philly Cheesesteak
Geminis are usually flexible and extroverted, but they're also ruled by Mercury — which means nosiness, impulsivity and trash-talking are totally on the table. Obviously, a Philly cheese steak was the perfect pick for the twin sign. The city itself is known for fierce hometown pride, and the sandwich named after it has just as serious a following.
One man was so devoted to the Philly cheesesteak that he requested to be buried with two of them from Pat's King of Steaks in Philly. We're not saying every Gemini should go that far, but taking a drive to visit a great sandwich shop is worth it for this supreme sammie.
Cancer: Crabcake Sandwich
This might seem unoriginal, but trust us. No sandwich is made for Cancer signs like the crabcake sandwich. Cancer is ruled by the moon, and they tend to be sensitive, nurturing and self-protective. They're drawn to harmony, coziness and gourmet meals. For this reason, soothing foods with a touch of luxury are required to satisfy their particular palates.
Tender pieces of Maryland's famous blue crab smothered in butter and pieced together with breadcrumbs and spices, gently fried and layered onto a soft bun are a dream come true for the crabby Cancer. They tend to have sensitive stomachs, so a lightly seasoned side of fries is likely to hit the spot.
Leo: Nashville Hot Chicken
Leos have a refined palate, but they're also ambitious and confident. These natural-born leaders won't shy away from new experiences, and that includes spicy cuisine and complex flavors.
This fire sign wants nothing more than the bold textures and intense heat of a Nashville hot chicken sandwich. Crispy fried chicken doused in cayenne pepper paste and topped with pickles is a winning combination. The level of heat varies from place to place, but to an adventurous Leo, that's part of the appeal.
Virgo: Bacon, Egg and Cheese
Virgos are kind and reliable, but they also tend to be perfectionists. As far as their taste in sandwiches goes, they're often on the picky side. Control freaks can rest easy with the tried-and-true bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.
Also known as a BEC, this tasty breakfast sammie is well-balanced and flavorful yet predictable, just like a Virgo. It's hard to mess up a BEC. Serve it on a fresh bagel, particularly an everything bagel, and it's almost guaranteed to please a nit-picky Virgo. If they're feeling adventurous, a sliced croissant makes an even better base for a BEC.
Libra: Banh Mi
Libras are obsessed with balance and symmetry. They often become artists or designers, and their appreciation of aesthetics extends to their culinary experiences as well. A quarter-pounder with extra cheese is not going to cut it for a Libra.
Banh mi, a popular staple in Vietnamese cuisine, checks all the boxes. It combines a soft, airy baguette with a crisp crust sliced lengthwise. The bread is adorned with savory paté, adding a scrumptious burst of umami flavor to layers of pork, chicken or tofu and thinly sliced pickled veggies.
Scorpio: Spicy Italian Panini
Scorpios may be represented by the land-dwelling scorpion, but they're actually a water sign. Water signs possess yin energy, while fire signs possess yang energy, and the phrase "opposites attract" applies here. Scorpios love spicy foods as well as rich meats blackened to perfection.
The spicy Italian panini is a crowd-pleaser bursting with heat from spicy deli-sliced salami, ham and capicollo, plus thick slices of provolone, and fresh basil and garlic. Don't forget to add mayo before popping that panini into the press and cooking it to crispy, Scorpio-approved perfection.
Sagittarius: Japanese Karaage Chicken
Jupiter-ruled signs like Sagittarius often have a sweet tooth, but they're also keen on anything crispy, cheesy and fried. These relentlessly curious optimists are adventurous enough to try the lesser-known karaage chicken sandwich.
Karaage simply means deep-fried in Japanese, but the chicken thighs are usually marinated in soy sauce and sake and dusted in katakuriko potato starch first. Then, they're fried not once but twice for an extra crunchy finish. Top the sandwich off with shredded cabbage and Japanese Kewpie mayo.
Capricorn: Ham and Cheese
Capricorns, don't worry. We picked a tasty yet predictable classic to avoid stressing you out. Capricorns are the workaholics of the zodiac. They're major perfectionists, so it's only fitting that the sandwich designed with America's favorite sandwich toppings is a hit with Caps: tomato, cheddar and ham are some of the most popular options to put on a fresh sub.
Capricorns also have a passion for filling foods that are high in protein so they can get back to business without getting hungry later. The quick-and-tasty ham and cheese is perfect, and they're likely to have it several days in a row once they try it.
Aquarius: Croque Monsieur
Aquarius folks are a mixed bag. They're creative extremists with rebellious tendencies, but they're also humanitarians at heart. They're naturally empathetic and love to soothe and heal others.
The French croque monsieur has "Aquarius" written all over it. The open-faced sandwich has an over-the-top quantity of creamy cheese on a thick, crusty bread soaked with rich, comforting Béchamel sauce and Dijon. Pile on a layer of ham and even more cheese, then brown it to a crisp. For a breakfast-forward favorite, order a croque madame, which comes with a sunny side egg on top.
Pisces: Lobster Roll
Gentle Pisceans are romantic and compassionate with escapist tendencies. Can you blame them? Just look at the economy. Who wouldn't want to escape for a minute, and what better way to do so than by indulging in the soft, melt-in-your-mouth splendor of a luscious lobster roll?
There's nothing heavy about this New England specialty. It's served on a fresh roll with a light mayo sauce and fresh lobster meat. Alternatively, try it Connecticut-style, served warm and drizzled with melted butter.