Friday, November 18, 2011

The Sandwich Spot

Where can a vegan go to get a decent sandwich in this town?  Most sandwich shops anymore offer a vegetarian sandwich, but the main component is almost always cheese.  So once you ask them to leave off the cheese and the mayonnaise (and, in my case, the onions!), you're often left with little more than bread, lettuce, tomato, and mustard.

That's why I'm so glad I discovered the Sandwich Spot, which has a few locations in the Sacramento area.  The sandwiches all have different names at the different locations (for example, the vegetarian sandwich at the Sandwich Spot in Land Park is called "The Scholar," while at the Midtown Sandwich Spot it's called "10-Speed").  But regardless of what name it's been given, it's always item number 10 on the menu.

Once you leave off the cheese and the mayonnaise, what's left on this sandwich is avocado, lettuce, tomato, pickles, peperoncini, onions, mustard, and secret sauce.  The secret sauce is basically a garlic olive oil, and it's what really makes this sandwich.  I always have them make mine on a San Francisco sourdough roll, but when I asked which of their breads were vegan, I was told that they all are.  So your other sandwich roll choices would be sweet, wheat, or crunch.

In addition to the Land Park and Midtown restaurants, the Sandwich Spot has locations in Natomas, Rancho Cordova, and on Marconi Avenue.  More information about their menu, locations, and hours of operation is available on their website at

I'm going to take a break during Thanksgiving week, so the next new blog post will appear on Monday, November 28th.  Best wishes to you and your family for a Happy Thanksgiving!

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