5 Best Vegetable Sandwiches to Try in Houston

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The Market Veggie Sandwich

3. Spinato Panini (Jus' Mac). The spinato panini is the most compelling reason not to order one of many crazy-delicious varieties of macaroni and cheese available at Jus' Mac. Amply buttered white bread is loaded with sautéed spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and roasted garlic (all united with a generous handful of feta cheese), then squished and grilled crisp on the panini press. Unlike with Jus' Mac's pasta dishes, you might be able to handle a double serving -- hey, it's all in the name of getting your RDA of vegetables, of course.

2. Market Veggie Sandwich ( Local Foods). Though not my favorite sandwich at Local Foods (that honor goes to the truffle oil egg salad on a pretzel roll), the Garden Sammie fulfills a certain botanical longing I have on the day after an extended meat binge. Many of the usual suspects (tomatoes, sprouts) make an appearance, but the addition of some brussels sprouts, cauliflower and an avocado-tofu coulis gives this sandwich a creamy roasted richness that prevents it from being mere rabbit fare.

1. The Djinn (Sandy Witch Sandwich Company). I considered disqualifying the Djinn from this list because some might argue its patty base is a form of veggie burger, but it's just too darn good to be ignored. A soft onion bun contains the small mountain of chana masala (chick peas with coriander, garam masala and chiles) covered in a blanket of mint yogurt sauce, which takes the edge off the heat of the layer of spicy Indian pickles. As you might expect, the bun barely holds it together; you'll need napkins and maybe a glass of milk to successfully tackle this sandwich.


Location Info

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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