eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #5, club sandwiches not seals

club sandwich

Day 5.

This sandwich is my least favourite so far. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it, it just has many competitors. And not because it isn’t good, it is. But I think it would be so much better in the summer time with really ripe tomatoes. Tomatoes in the middle of winter aren’t really great.

It is so generously filled that I had trouble getting it to stand up to be photographed.

bacon on the club sandwich

The bacon is scarily good both and texture and taste and the mayo and cheese are great. It is  the turkey I’m a bit ambivalent about because it has that slight underlying gluten flour flavour which I don’t like (ok, so I am fussy). It is quite exposed in this sandwich. I think the really ripe tomatoes would help, so I’ll be giving it another go in summer.

7/10

Smith & Deli
111 Moor St
Fitzroy, 3065

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eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #4, rocky

rocky sandwich

Day 4.

The last time I ate a Philly Cheese “steak” sandwich was at the Hometown Diner in Connellsville, PA. The cook there made me one without the cheese and the steak. It was basically fried onions and red peppers in a roll, pretty delicious but a pale imitation of the original. I’d also eaten a vegan Philly Cheese steak in New York at Blossom du Jour and thought it was good but not earth shattering.  Before that I ate my very first one at Champs Diner in Brooklyn. The Champs one was wonderful and it set a high benchmark.

So I was pretty excited to find the Rocky on the Smith & Deli sandwich board. The Rocky is a classic Philly Cheese Steak with beef, peppers, onions and cheese toasted in a roll.

This one was damn good. The beef was pretty convincing in texture and taste and it is hard to go past the fried onion/pepper combo with melted mozzarella cheese.

The bread roll was an excellent sourdough.

The photo was kindly provided by fellow blogger Faye at Veganopoulous.  Mine was atrocious, having been taken one handed on a phone in semi darkness. What can I say? I was in a hurry to eat the sandwich!

9/10.

Smith & Deli
111 Moor St
Fitzroy, 3065

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eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #3, truffle shuffle

truffle shuffle sandwich

Day 3.

The truffle shuffle is a ham and cheese toastie made extra special by the addition of truffle oil.

The bread was a beautiful sourdough multigrain, the house made mozzarella cheese was delicious and pleasingly melty, but I wasn’t so keen on the seitan based ham. That’s me, I am not thrilled by the taste of gluten flour in seitan. It needs to be well spiced and flavoured and there just wasn’t quite enough hammy vibe there to overpower the flavour of the flour. This is a minor quibble.  I am being picky, but given the fabulousness of some of the other mock meats at Smith & Deli, the ham didn’t quite measure up for me.

It was still a damn good sandwich. Each bite packed a burst of truffle flavour which really made the sandwich special. But to be honest, I’d probably enjoy this more without the ham.

I ate it as I walked along Moor St in the winter sunshine to see an exhibition at the museum.

8/10

Smith & Deli
111 Moor St
Fitzroy, 3065

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