I’ve been a Downtown worker bee for some time now and consider lunch sacred — the time each day I can step away from the office and enjoy a quick bite before getting back to the grind.
Over the years, I’ve made my way to all kinds of lunch spots, from the most popular eateries to hidden gems tucked deep in Chinatown. Because I frequently seek out portable meals, sandwiches have become one of my favorite lunch choices, and fortunately, there are lots of choices now available throughout Downtown and Chinatown.
These are the five sandwiches that were love at first bite.
No. 5: Grondin French Latin Kitchen
I visited Grondin for the first time the week it opened, and the house-made charcuterie platter was easily the most memorable dish of the night with creamy pate, sweet bites of cured ham, rich foie gras, sour French pickles and stone-ground mustard.
During lunch, they take these same beautifully prepared ingredients and combine them into a charcuterie sandwich ($12). The rich, porky goodness is balanced with pickled red onions on a soft ciabatta. Each bite is creamy and rich and finishes with a little bite of bitter greens.
Grondin French Latin Kitchen
62 N. Hotel St.
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