Saturday, September 5, 2015

Vegan Mofo: Best Sandwiches Ever!

Today's Mofo post is dedicated to the best sandwich ever. Except it's pretty hard for me to pick just one sandwich! So I'm doing a round-up of my favorite sammies.

1) Fried Mac & Cheese Sandwich at White Owl Social Club in Portland, Oregon — Y'all!!!!! I had this at the Vida Vegan Con 2 pre-con meet-and-greet in 2011, and it has forever changed my life. I've still not recreated it at home, but I think it about it, like, every day.



2) Bianca Banh Mi at Midtown Crossing Grill in Memphis — I swear I'm not just including this because it's named after me! I really think this is one of the best sandwiches in Memphis. Crusty bread, marinated tofu, red bean hummus, homemade pickles, and jalapenos.


3) Reuben at Imagine Vegan Cafe in Memphis — Imagine has a great menu of sandwiches, and it's hard for me to narrow down a fave. But right now, I'm really into their reuben. They use a wheat gluten-based vegan salami, kraut, homemade Thousand Island, and a white vegan cheese sauce. It's totally messy, and by the end, you need a fork. But that's okay!


4. Radical Reuben at The Chicago Diner in Chicago — Since we're talking about reubens, you've got to include the grandmama of all reubens, the Radical Reuben. This sandwich is legendary, and there's a good reason for that. It's delicious!! They use a homemade seitan, a melty white cheese, kraut, and Thousand Island. The seitan is so tender and amazing. 


5. Veggie Burger at Fuel Cafe in Memphis — This is hands-down the best veggie burger in Memphis. It's a homemade patty that's hearty and meaty and holds together well. Served with vegan cheese and vegan mayo. They also serve this patty reuben-style during the lunch hour. Basically, every sandwich should be a reuben.


6. Fried Green Tomato & Tofu Sandwich from Cookin' Crunk — I wanted to include something homemade in this list, and this is definitely my favorite sandwich from my cookbook. Crispy, cornmeal-coated fried green tomatoes, marinated & baked tofu, sweet 'n' tangy dijon mayo. YUM!



7 comments:

Susan said...

The mac and cheese burger from White Owl was so divine... it doesn't look like they have it any more. I am so glad I got a chance to try it.

Charlie Delaney said...

I feel like the only vegan in the world who didn't like Chicago Diner's reuben! Definitely prefer mine tempeh-based- the massive amount of seitan most places put on theirs is too overwhelming.

Rose said...

I never knew mac and cheese was a thing in sandwiches before today! All the sandwiches look legendary, but I think the one I'm hankering after most at the moment has to be the reuben from Imagine Vegan Cafe.

veganvarg said...

I have your cookbook but seeing that picture of the fried green tomato sandwich makes me want to make it -just need to find some green tomatoes now!

Jennifer Bliss said...

OMG! Look at THESE! Wonders of the world I tell ya!!!!! Great post!

vegan.in.brighton said...

Gah! That Mac & Cheese burger! I ate that thing like five times because it was SO DAMN GOOD and I knew I'd probably never get to eat it again. Also, I love that there are two reubens on the list!

Jennifer Parsley said...

I had the Imagine Vegan Cafe Reuben yesterday because of this post. It was SO delicious! I had it with Garlic Kale as my side. This was basically my only meal of the day due to a crazy schedule, but it was so filling and delicious (did I mention delicious???) that it kept me going all day. Thanks for the constant stream of Memphis vegan food inspiration. We also had a great vegan pizza at Midtown Crossing, chosen from your dining guide. We tried to order the Bianca Banh Mi, but they were out of tofu Sunday night, so they offered up the secret off menu pizza, which was delicious! We loved the potato as a topping, very unique.