Sal’s Sandwiches San Luis Obispo

Sal's Sandwiches San Luis Obispo

On a recent trip down south, I picked up lunch at Sal’s Sandwiches & Beer in downtown San Luis Obispo, CA. As always, I’m deliriously happy to see vegan options on the menu.

I got the Just As Good! – vegan turkey, vegan salami, vegan cheddar, sprouts, avocado, lettuce, tomato, onion, vegan mayo, dijon mustard on a wheat roll. Comes in full or half size. The sandwich for the most part was good; the bread could be better.

Coming from the SF Bay Area, it’s hard not to compare Sal’s to Ike’s Place – from the menu of meat, vegetarian and vegan sandwiches with fun and interesting names down to the lollipop that comes with your order. The space is nicer though with its sidewalk seating, high ceilings, and dark colors for that cool, hip look.

Sal's Sandwiches San Luis Obispo

It looks like they’ve since updated their menu – I’m bummed the Just As Good! is now listed as being on a honey wheat bun. Not sure if that’s the same bread as always, but why have vegan fillings on what sounds like a non-vegan bread? Next time, I’m going the custom-build-your-own-sandwich route and have it served hot. And I’m double-checking the bread options.

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  1. in2insight says

    It is nice to have Sal’s in SLO.
    Love that option of either sandwich or salad for the build your own.
    I enjoyed a lovely salad with baked tofu. (Tasted like the savory from Trader Joe’s) Just wish they would offer to toss it, which is a preference of mine.

  2. says

    It’s always cool to find vegan choices on an omnivore menu, but like you, I feel so disappointed when some aspect of the meal turns out to be not-vegan — like honey in bread. Probably they just don’t know, and maybe wouldn’t mind a helpful suggestion or two.

  3. chow says

    india-leigh – Yup, it’s hard to beat an Ike’s sandwich.

    in2insight – After the bread thing, I’m thinking the salad option may be the way to go.

    Andrea – Yeah, they probably didn’t know. After getting all excited about seeing vegan on the menu, I’m just assumed it was vegan bread.

  4. says

    Such a simple thing, but it’s shockingly difficult to find a good vegan sandwich anywhere. All too often, it ends up just being lump raw vegetables stuffed into stale white bread. This place could actually convince me to order a sandwich when eating out!

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