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eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – the wrap up

S&D sandwich collage

Day 30.

What a pleasure it has been! Here I am a kilo or so heavier and my wallet is about the same amount lighter. Yarra Council has also done extremely well with parking fees.

I’ve eaten almost the entire sandwich list and quite a few other things besides. The pies, ready made meals and sweet things are great too.

It has been a lot of delicious fun. Many of the staff at the Deli knew me by name by a few days in, and knew of the project. They are all wonderful people. I had them make suggestions as to their favourites and the specials I should try.

The opinions are genuine, as they would be regardless of whether I paid or not. But in the interests of full disclosure I purchased all of the sandwiches except the final Home Alone. Mo wouldn’t let me pay for the final sandwich, she kindly gave it to me as a gift for finishing the project.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this very personal guide to the sandwiches.  I have some well documented bigotry against pineapple in sandwiches, tempeh and savoury croissants. You may differ in your tastes, so don’t just take my word for it, go eat them yourself. It took me three months. 🙂

Here is a sandwich word cloud. The size of the words is based on my rankings.

wordcloud

Sandwiches I didn’t eat

  • Free Willy – it had a superior twin the Free Willy 2
  • Egg Salad – it had a superior twin Tim Curried Egg Salad
  • Piggy Bundy – it had a superior twin The Better Bundy
  • Nobody makes Friends with a Salad sandwich – meh, that includes me
  • Velvet Elvis – Just a cheese toastie
  • Hail Seitan! – pineapple in a sandwich, erk!
  • The Big Muff – it was no longer available

Biggest surprises…things that I didn’t think were going to blow me away but did

  • Free willy 2
  • Little Havana
  • The Wiggum
  • As-Salami-Lakum

Other stellar things I ate

  • A rose petal and persian fairy floss doughnut
  • Challah sticky buns
  • Croissants
  • Quince & Custard danish
  • Truffled Carbonara pasta sauce
  • Beef bourguignon pie
  • Chicken and bacon pie

And the winners are….
The whole list in my preferred order with links to the reviews

 

So that’s me signing out from #veganmofo 2015.

Thanks S&D! I’ll be back, but perhaps not quite as often! 🙂

Smith & Deli
111 Moor St
Fitzroy, 3065

 

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eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #29 – back to the beginning – home alone

home alone sandwich

Here it is, day 29 and I’ve eaten all the sandwiches that I wanted to try. There was one day left to post a sandwich before the wrap up tomorrow, so I decided to go back to where it all began – the Home Alone.

I’ve never actually eaten the real Home Alone sandwich, because on the frenzy of opening day back in June, they’d run out of rolls and seitan turkey. I had my original one on turkish bread with chicken salad. I have that one scored as 11/10 – putting it at the top of my list of sandwiches.

So in the interests of science I ate the REAL Home Alone. The real sandwich ingredients are seitan turkey, stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, mashed potato and gravy on a roll.

I am happy to report that it almost lives up to the first one I ate. I probably prefer the first one by a half a point, but that’s being picky. It is possible that I just remember it more fondly because it was my first love.

In any case, there is a nice symmetry that my first and last sandwiches are both the same and the Home Alone, in either guise, still remains my favourite. I am going to score it the same.

As someone commented, it is like Christmas Dinner in a sandwich.

11/10

Smith & Deli
111 Moor St
Fitzroy, 3065

 

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eat all the smith & deli sandwiches – #28 pesci pesto

pesci pesto sandwich

This is a modest but delicious sandwich, nothing fancy, just some pesto and that great mozzarella that they make at Smith & Deli on good sourdough bread. It is toasted so that the cheese is melty and the bread crunchy.

I hadn’t expected to love this because it is just described as pesto and cheese.  I thought that meant it was going to be the Bio cheese, but happily it was the mozzarella.

A superior cheese toasty.

7/10

Smith & Deli
111 Moor St
Fitzroy, 3065

 

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