Philadelphia does a lot of things right when it comes to food, but as far as sandwiches are concerned, I’ll always be partial to the West Coast-style ones I grew up with. If you’ve spend any time in California or Oregon, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Sturdy whole grain bread (or slabs of tangy sourdough). Just a bit of grainy mustard and the barest dab of mayo. Roast turkey breast (at least when I’m doing the ordering). Muenster or swiss cheese. Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, sprouts, thinly sliced red onion and avocado.
I’ve had a hankering for this sandwich for weeks now, but I’ve always been under the impression that it was not to be found anywhere near my workplace. Happily, I was able to get satisfyingly close at the sandwich bar in my office building today. No sprouts or avocado, but nearly everything else. And best of all, for less than $7.
Yes! I can totally relate. I love this kind of sandwich and find it difficult to get on this side of the country.