Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pastoral (East Lakeview)

I’m going to be upfront about this—"Sinfully Healthy," the name of this sandwich, is a lie. If you want to eat an actual sinfully healthy sandwich, you are probably better off staying home and making one yourself. If you want to eat a delicious sandwich that is kind of healthy, then check out Pastora and give it a try.

Normally, I’m a quasi-compulsive healthy eater. But today, I just couldn’t face another greek yogurt or cucumber/lettuce/hummus/ pita (yes, that depressing combination is my lunch everyday). So I headed over to Pastoral (Broadway & Wellington), where I knew I could at least get some fresh, organic ingredients and not that slimy, processed garbage that they serve you at Subway. On to the review!

Sinfully Healthy
(whole wheat bread, greens, turkey, chunks of buttery soft brie, mango chutney)

Essentially, this is a damn good sandwich with slightly less guilt involved for those aspiring health freaks or New Year’s resolution dieters. Let’s be real: there is so much cheese in this sandwich you won’t notice the lettuce—or possibly even the turkey. On the upside, it was so delicious I ate the whole thing before I remembered to take a picture for the blog (hence the 'google imaged' pic above).

*Note: The sandwich makers at this place are not speedy. Last time the guy making my sandwich took so long I was ready to club him with the nearest salami. However, be advised the wait it well worth it.