When I was researching which restaurants I wanted to try in Seattle, I came across an interesting sandwich place called Jimmy John’s. I didn’t know that it was part of a larger chain of restaurants in the US but since it had received rave reviews in Yelp, I thought it would be a nice place to check out. Jenkins and I went to Jimmy John’s on our second and last day in Seattle and it was a bit difficult for us to find because we didn’t realize that it was on the second floor of a mall.
Even though it was a weekday and slightly pass the regular lunch hour, it was quite busy inside. Jenkins and I scored a table right by the ordering counter so we were able to sit down and peruse the counter menu at our leisure. I had heard pretty good stories about Totally Tuna sub, which was an eight inch sub with house-made tuna salad which had celery, onions, Jimmy John’s tasty sauce, alfalfa sprouts, cucumbers, lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes. I decided to order my sandwich on a white bread baguette, partly because the menu said it had less calories than the whole wheat. I have to admit that when I saw the sandwich, it didn’t look that appetizing to me but luckily for me, this sandwich tasted way better than it looked. The tuna salad was fresh and the alfalfa provided a nice, light crunch along with the cucumbers. The tuna salad was also seasoned nicely and although I think the bread would not have been good to eat on its own, its slight dryness and chewiness allowed it to soak up the flavours from the tuna salad.
Jenkins decided to have a sub as well and chose the Pepe, which has applewood smoked ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Although Jenkins enjoyed his sandwich, he noted that he couldn’t really taste the applewood flavour and thought that my sandwich was the better of the two.
At first glance, Jimmy John’s looks like your typical sandwich joint but I really liked their variety of sandwiches, the fact that they’re made fresh to order, and they are quite reasonably priced. If you’re of regular hungriness, the eight inch subs are definitely enough although I have to admit that I was quite tempted by the rows of bagged potato chips. I guess I will just need to try this the next time I’m there.
1420 5th Avenue, Seattle (2nd floor)