|Vegetarian Avocado and Goat Cheese Sandwich at Wichcraft|
I am not a big sandwich person when eating out. D is. He loves a good sandwich for lunch. I always think, if I had spent a few minutes in the morning, I could have made myself a sandwich, probably with more cheese, at home for about a 10th of the cost at a cafe. D thinks it's worth the extra few minutes of sleep not to think about it. Plus, we don't own a Panini press, which I would love to have actually but he doesn't like unitaskers. We don't even own a rice cooker if you can believe it! Me?! No rice cooker!? Well, I did manage to slip in a microwave cooker from my London days but I'm pretty sure, if I were to go away for more than a week, it would disappear.
I settled on what sounded like a hearty Vegetarian option of Avocado, Pesto and Goat Cheese on Multigrain bread. Appearance wise, it was disappoint on arrival. It well and truly looked like a sandwich I could have made at home. It was very tastey and a great combination between the greens, Avo and the soft/sharpness of the Cheese. That said, it had no real oomph or sparkle. The bread was so plain and boring. It definitely looked better on paper. Nice enough but I won't return. I did appreciate the free bag of Tim's extra thick chips they throw in because I ordered a Tea.
D ordered a pressed Pork and Provolone Sandwich. It was a tad dry and skimpy on the meat. Usually, when the sandwiches are this, well, run of the mill, it's because it's not the main star. But ... well, it's in the name, so would have liked a bit more of something.... filling, interesting breads, lush ingredients or sides. If you go to their website, they show you this luscious and decadent sandwich which is nothing like the ones we had.
I can see it as the yuppie lunch crowd joint. Yeah. Bright two storey windows. White everything. Lots of seating. Though, I'd probably have to admit falling into that demographic but it isn't my lunch scene.
Cost: $$-$$$ (for a sandwich)
Ambiance: Light and airy
Service: Friendly counter service
868 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
I would have given it a 3. D's a 'nicer marker'. :^P