I always love a good sandwich so when I heard about Meat & Bread opening up by Victory Square in Vancouver, I knew it was something I needed to check out. Luckily for me, Meat & Bread’s concept is so good that it wasn’t very hard for me to recruit someone to go with me to grab some lunch. It was a bit of a brisk walk for us but Erica and I made it over there one weekday afternoon for lunch.
I knew before going in that I was going to get the porchetta sandwich. My only worry was that they would be sold out by the time I got there but there was still some porchetta left even though I didn’t arrive until it was almost 1pm. The fresh ciabatta bun soaked up the juices and flavour from the porchetta and herbs. What I really liked was that the pork cracklings were cut up and included in the sandwich, which added a delicious crunch. I thoroughly enjoyed this sandwich and the accompanying dollop of mustard and house-made sambal sauce.
Meat & Bread switches out their soup regularly, if not regularly. I was originally just going to go for the sandwich but I was pretty hungry and worried that just a sandwich wouldn’t be enough. The soup of the day was cream of parsley and it had just the right amount of creaminess. The parsley flavour was really strong and the sprinkling of croutons on top add just the right amount of texture.
I have to say that Erika and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Meat & Bread. Erika had the grilled cheese sandwiches, which came with mushrooms as well and she remarked that it was really tasty. I’ll definitely be back to try their other sandwiches! I also want to try their maple bacon ice cream sandwiches, which, unfortunately, was sold out by the time I got there
370 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Service: n/a (you order at the counter)