Day 3: Out to Lunch, or a Rant about Sandwiches

It's more majestic when you're on the right side of the street, but my feet were tired. Stupid heels.

I’m absolutely awful at navigating the big city I live near: Detroit. I drive in, go to class, and leave. So in the spirit of MoFo, I’ll begin walking around near the WSU campus looking for places to eat or interesting things to see. On the advice of dakini on the PPK I took a stroll down Cass Ave.

From left to right: apple bar, Garden Works sandwich, and mock salmon salad.

I picked up a Garden Works sandwich and an apple bar from Avalon International Breads on Willis. All four café tables were occupied and it was raining outside, so I headed next door to Goodwells Natural Foods and got the mock salmon salad. Pleasant place to sit and watch the students walk by. The area vaguely reminds me of Depot Town in Ypsilanti.

It was pretty tasty: fresh carrot flavor, crunchy celery, and a hint of nori.

Forgive the poor light: it was a drizzly day. Not sure I would have this again. The pesto was a little on the oily side, even if the walnuts worked well with the sprouts and avocado. In a way it reminds me of a time R’s sister and her boyfriend came over for dinner. I had worked hard putting together a nice vegetable sauté, but it turned out what they really wanted was a tofu-mustard sandwich—which is exactly what it sounds like: plain slices of tofu with mustard and a little sea salt between two slices of bread. It’s difficult to find a substantial veg*n sandwich because of this almost apologetic desire to class things up to cover for a supposed lack of substance. The vegetarian ones substitute cheese for the meat and the vegan ones amount to little more than hummus or pesto with avocado and/or red onion. *sigh*

The baked goods from Avalon, however, have yet to disappoint. This apple bar was somewhere between a crumble and a slice of pie. It probably would have been even better warm.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: