What exactly is a cemita poblana? It’s the best sandwich you haven’t tasted yet.
Named for the sesame seeds on their buns and their city of origin, cemitas are sandwiches that hail from Puebla in Mexico.
Typically cemitas consist of milanesa (a thin, breaded cutlet of pork, chicken or beef); a mound of stringy, shredded Oaxaca cheese; avocado; onion; pápalo, an herb similar to cilantro; and salsa roja or chipotle sauce.
These days, cemitas are popping up on restaurant menus and across the country, with additions like marinated steak, barbacoa and even Southern fried chicken. And once you see just how delicious they look, it’ll be hard to resist hunting one down in your city.