5 Best Vegetable Sandwiches to Try in Houston

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The Gandalf at Hobbit Cafe

A meatless sandwich? "Blasphemous," you might say, and note only the grilled cheese as a possible exception. You'll change your tune, my carnivorous friend, once you try a well-constructed vegetable sandwich (and I'm not talking veggie burgers). If you're looking to start practicing "Meatless Mondays" or are just trying to incorporate more vegetables into your diet, try these five Houston varieties on for size.

5. Gandalf (Hobbit Cafe) Somehow, I don't picture Gandalf the White (né Gray) as a vegetarian (Elrond is a totally different story). The Hobbit Cafe has, however, chosen to give his name to its voluminous vegetable sandwich bursting with avocado, mushrooms and melted American cheese. Although it has never been confirmed, I seriously think they put an entire avocado in this sandwich. Seriously, the amount of 'cado that falls out while you're eating the sandwich is enough to make a side of guacamole.

4. Basil Sunshine (Baba Yega). The only sandwich on this list in which the bread rivals the fillings, the Basil Sunshine at Baba Yega layers buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, peppers and spinach on focaccia. The spongy, buttery carbohydrate layers flecked with rosemary are certainly good enough to eat on their own, but when partnered with thick slices of cheese and produce (which I suggest you lubricate with the side of basil vinaigrette) make for a delectable combination.


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Local Foods

2555 Kirby, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Jus' Mac

106 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Hobbit Cafe

2243 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Baba Yega

2607 Grant, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Jus' Mac

106 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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12 comments
Linda Rice
Linda Rice

I miss the Gandalf! Pretty sure I had it back in the 70's.

Joanna Shawn Brigid O'Leary
Joanna Shawn Brigid O'Leary

you should definitely take it personally and assume i am waiting outside your house with a super-soaker. but seriously, thank you for reading and giving a hoot about what i write. all in good fun as far as i am concerned and hope i didn't cause any offense.

Sarah Wiggins-Goff
Sarah Wiggins-Goff

You missed the mozzarella sandwich at Brasil Cafe. Best vegetarian sandwich in Houston. I've been eating it for years!!

John David Rowley
John David Rowley

Lots of conclusion jumping. Boing. Just to get things straight, are you using pedantry on this most auspicious day in defence of this grammatically incorrect use of an adjective as an adverb, or is it something more sinister and should I take it personal?

Joanna Shawn Brigid O'Leary
Joanna Shawn Brigid O'Leary

Also, given the way you're bandying about the phrase "in no uncertain terms," i recommend you spend more time with lawyers.

Joanna Shawn Brigid O'Leary
Joanna Shawn Brigid O'Leary

i think you are not familiar with the definition of "healthy" given your misunderstanding of its (spurious) adverbial form "healthily". The word you are thinking of to describe food that promotes health is "healthful." Living beings can be healthy; food (non-living) cannot. And btw please don't cite some lame-ass online dictionary that has kau-taued to usage among lazy Americans.

John David Rowley
John David Rowley

I disagree - eating healthily implies in no uncertain terms that the food you are eating is good, healthy food, not that you are doing sit-ups while eating a funnel cake. For an adjective, in this case "healthy" to be used as an adverb, it needs a certain something wouldn't you say? Without that certain something it's nonsense. Perhaps we can than Apple for their "Think Different" slogan. Think different what? I think we need to think differently, personally.

Joanna Shawn Brigid O'Leary
Joanna Shawn Brigid O'Leary

Actually, that's not correct in the context because "eat healthily" would mean consuming something in a healthy fashion, which is vague but suggests chewing properly/not drooling on yourself. everything to do with the style of eating and not the object eaten.

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard topcommenter

You missed the best one:  The Veggie Melt at Wesleyan Cafe.

KayCee
KayCee

Nothing from Green Seed Vegan? Really???

John David Rowley
John David Rowley

Eat healthy what? Eat healthILY fercrissakes. Yes, today is World Pedants Day.

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