The Chef: Elizabeth
The Menu: A mighty fine veggie sandwich courtesy of Java Beach, chock-full of tomatoes, pepperoncini, romaine, avocado, red onion, hummus, mustard, and—most importantly—pickles. Stacked on fluffy Dutch crunch bread, which has been my favorite bread since childhood, these sandwich fillings hit the spot, as did my second course: an apple.
The Goods: So basically, there are two kinds of veggie sandwiches: the kind that suck and the kind that don't. How do you know which variety is in your lunchbox? It's easy: if your sandwich boasts avocado, pickles, hummus, and pepperoncini, you've a lunch that doesn't suck. The heartbreak of sucky veggie sandwiches is painfully familiar to most vegans, but thankfully, so is the joy of stellar cuisine. If you happen to be a Thai-food fanatic, we have some great news! VegNews is going to Thailand for a two-week food tour, and you're coming!