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Sunday, April 12, 2015

ladies who lunch

I've found a few good places for salad or sandwiches.

Let's start with Firehouse Subs.  this chain is somewhat new to Long Island.  Kind of gimmicky for a storefront sub shop.  the decorations are all relate to  (of course) a fire house.

They serve a variety of hot and cold subs, with salads as an alternate choice.  There are numerous items under 500 calories if that is a concern.  The only "sides" are bagged chips, but there's a Freestyle Coke Machine.  I ordered the Hook and Ladder Light -- Hot smoked turkey breast, Virginia honey ham, Monterrey Jack, lettuce, tomato, onion, deli mustard and light mayo on a light wheat roll.  It was served with a kosher pickle spear.  The food was fresh and tasty, the sandwich very filling.

Firehouse Subs on Urbanspoon,

Next up, Panera Bread.  this has been one of my  "go-to" chains for awhile.  A variety of soups, salads and sandwiches, pastries, and even breakfast items.Eat-in or take-out.  Free wifi.  My favorites include broccoli cheddar soup, mac and cheese, Bacon Turkey Bravo sandwich.  

I've recently discovered the Asian Sesame Chicken Salad -- chicken, romaine lettuce, fresh cilantro,
sliced almonds, sesame seeds and crispy wonton strips in a sesame vinaigrette.  A half order with French bread was very filling -- you can also get chips or an apple as your side, but the bread is so soft and fresh and delicious.

Panera Bread on Urbanspoon,

And then, there's Gemini Deli.  Local deli, not a chain.  I've been ordering a lot of salads -- they have prepared salads as well as "build your own."  Nice variety of toppings for your salad, lots of choices for dressing.  A bit on the expensive side, but the food is fresh.  Parking lot is a bit crazy, but even during a busy lunch hour you don't have to wait long for your food.

Gemini Deli on Urbanspoon

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