For any regular readers of The Friendly Veg, you know I'm a big proponent of NOT eating out for lunch; I like to cook large meals on a Sunday or Monday night, and save the leftovers for lunch for the rest of the week. With Halloween quickly approaching and no costume in hand, I had little time to cook this week and relied on *gasp* buying sandwiches several times this week for lunch!
I do love a good sandwich for lunch (in a pinch, I'll prepare my Tofurky special of peppered tofurky, baby spinach, tomato, red onion, avocado, and a smear of hummus on toasted Ezekiel bread), so I'm sharing two yummy veggie sandwiches that should definitely be on your must-lunch list.
Baoguette has several different locations in the city, but I recently visited the one on Lexington near Baruch College- talk about location, location, location! The tiny shop offers all of 3 vegetarian options- a Veguette sandwich or Veguette vermicelli noddle, and veggie summer roll. I opted for their Veguette, with zesty kung pao soy protein, cilantro, carrots, cucumber, and pickled daikon on a crispy baguette. For $7, I was totally stuffed, and the flavor was simple, but delish. And it took all of 5 minutes, from entering the store to exiting with generous sandwich in hand.
Baoguette, 61 Lexington Ave, 212-532-1133
No. 7 Sub shop, on the ground floor of the much hyped Ace Hotel. I'd visited Ace several times for the Stumptown Coffee outpost, but for this trip, coffee was just not going to cut it. I chose their General Tso's Tofu sub, though to my delight, they did have several options for veggie & vegan subs (Broccoli & Cheddar, Eggplant Parm, and Brussels Sprouts & Apples). I enjoyed a very hearty portion of tofu fried up in General Tso's sauce, seaweed salad (though I found myself picking it out of my teeth at work- not the best way to eat a seaweed salad!), Asian pickles, and an edamame spread. The flavors perfectly complemented each other and I could barely finish the sub. Though I'm certainly not a fan of shelling out over $9 for a sandwich, I'll probably be back to try their Brussels Sprout sub at some point.
No. 7 Sub Shop, 1188 Broadway, 212-532-1680