Sandwiches. And no, not just PB & J.

I tend to grow bored of eating the same or similar types of foods really easily.  Growing up, I frustrated my mother countless times when I told her I was sick of [insert food item of choice here] and didn’t want to eat that for another month or so.  Since my take-out food options for afternoon snacks/early dinner were already limited she would continually search out new food options or simply ignore my protests.

1) Subway Veggie Delite

veggie delite

I’ll admit, this is my favorite veggie sandwich when eating out.  Though I ask the Subway food preps to change their gloves (annoying the customers in line behind me) and to wipe down the counters and use a clean knife, the sandwich itself never fails to deliver.  My favorite type of bread is the Parmesan Garlic, and I load the sandwich with American cheese, lettuce, cucumbers, green peppers, banana peppers, jalapeños, pickles, onions, black olives, and a mix of seasoning.  Ask for spicy mustard – it’s not actually spicy, it’s just a better flavor – mayonnaise (unless you’re vehemently opposed to it), oil and vinegar.  Best combination ever.

If you’re just aching for a hot sandwich – try the Flatbread Veggie Delight with the same toppings listed above, but ask for the bread toasted. It’s a whole new level of delicious.

2) Panera Bread Mediterranean Veggie I liked this sandwich much more on the original ciabatta bread with the cucumber sauce.  While you have the option of switching out the tomato basil bread to ciabatta, the corporation has ceased to offer the cucumber sauce. Instead, the sandwich includes “Zesty Peppadew piquant peppers,” which to me are entirely too sweet, contrasting sharply with the rest of the sandwich.  The cucumber sauce was replaced by cilantro Jalapeño hummus, whose flavor is lost in the expanse of the sandwich.  I do like the ingredients of the sandwich otherwise: feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions (hold the tomatoes, please).

3) Espresso Royale Caffe – There are two locations in Boston I’m familiar with.  I usually go to the location on Commonwealth Ave, in the center of BU’s campus.  The restaurant on Newbury St. provides the same menu options, so really it’s a matter of convenience.  There are a variety of bagel sandwich options available here, and everything is vegetarian friendly.  The sunrise sandwich is one of my favorites – scrambled eggs, bagel of choice… unless you’re vegan, there’s no way to go wrong with this one.

So, sandwiches? Seriously Delicious.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Great post, especially for a recent vegetarian like myself. I was also disappointed by Panera’s Mediterranean Veggie. Although I must say, I’m a big fan of the PB&J 🙂


  2. Posted by Vieshnavi on November 1, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Haha, fair. I suppose I didn’t give the PB&J due credit – I think I eat at least 5 of them a week. 🙂 If you make it using one slice of bread, it’s a great protein-packed snack.


  3. I get those two sandwiches by default too. You know, I have noticed that some Paneras make the med veggie alot better than others. No idea why. But I do love the cilantro hummus… and tomatoes!!!


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