The Far Down at The Hobbit Café

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A surprising number of Houston sandwich places/delicatessens do NOT carry egg salad. I learned this fact while perusing menus online and when my Google search for "best egg salad in Houston" yielded paltry results. Although I was specifically craving dill egg salad, a specialty of my favorite college sandwich shop, I was willing to settle for any version that was comprised of more than just yolks, whites, and mayonnaise.

A friend recalled having a decent egg salad sandwich at The Hobbit Café. An additional bonus was that said sandwich also supposedly had avocado on it. Avocado is one of those foods (like eggs or bacon) that just makes everything better.

My experience at The Hobbit Café had always been a mixed bag. I had a terrific entree one day, terrible service another, and the overall feeling that something is missing from the experience.

But, by God, the Far Down at The Hobbit Café is the best egg salad sandwich I have had so far in Houston.

It had just the right amount of mayo, excellent yolk-to-white ratio, and gobs of slightly spicy creamy guacamole. And best of all, the Far Down egg salad was made with dill. It's like those Hobbit chefs read my mind.

The "slim" version, jammed with salad, avocado, and tomatoes, was difficult to finish and a decent deal at just over eight bucks.

As I creature of habit and compulsion, I know I will find it hard not to order the egg salad the next time I go to the Hobbit Café. The only thing that might stop me is the knowledge that the curry chicken salad is supposed to be even better.



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Location Info

Hobbit Cafe

2243 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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16 comments
Hobbitual
Hobbitual

Beware that curry chicken salad. I do love curry. You'll be sweating curry for a while though after eating that sandwich.

Mike N.
Mike N.

You need to try the egg salad at Nielsen's further west on Richmond. The deviled eggs too.

The egg salad sandwiches at Hobbit Cafe (I usually order -- I think -- the Strider) is good because of the extras added, not the egg salad itself. Especially since everything at Hobbit Cafe now comes from Sysco, just arranged in a manner that is expected by its customer demographic.

Thenonymous
Thenonymous

Agreed. The Hobbit does egg salad that'll make ya think.

KnittingReader
KnittingReader

Last week I had a terrific egg salad sandwich at The Acadian Bakery on Alabama.

SirRon
SirRon

Counting down until someone bitches about the "old" Hobbit or too much avocado. Don't let me down, guys.

Dan
Dan

A surprisingly number of Houston sandwich places/delicatessens does NOT carry egg salad..-----------------------How many grammatical errors are found in the above sentence?

Gabeque
Gabeque

It's patio weather, I'm having mine al fresco.

Laurie
Laurie

Yes Neilsons yum. I need it now. Chicken salad also yum.

TheW
TheW

Oh man, the deviled eggs and Nielsens's....mmmm.....

Onions
Onions

Don't hate me, SirRon. That sandwich looks delicious and I don't remember one on the menu at the old restaurant. Kisses.

KnittingReader
KnittingReader

Number requires a singular verb. "of Houston sandwich places" is a prepositional phrase.

Bruce R
Bruce R

Urban Dictionary gives two definitions of al fresco, and it is unclear which one you meant. Did you mean you were going to eat outside, or eat while not wearing underwear?

BestSandwich
BestSandwich

Indeed, it was on the menu at the old location. I used to order it as a kid when my mom worked there. Unless you're thinking of the OLD, old location when HC was total veggie.

Onions
Onions

I'm 50. Guess that makes me OLD, old myself. But thank you for replying with more info.

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