Yesterday morning I woke up to a message from a friend who raved about these sandwiches that he had tried the night before, and that I must go and try them myself. I happened to be in the Hubbub Sandwiches hood yesterday, so I decided to go there for lunch.
This sandwich joint is super new. The decore was simple, modern, and fun. They also had really good taste in music, I already liked the place before I tried the sandwiches.
The sandwich my friend loved was the Veggie sandwich, and the sandwich the cashier recommended was the Pork sandwich, my friend and I got one of each with a side of Clean Slaw and Creamy Corn.
The first bite of the veggie sandwich was pretty amazing. It has roasted red peppers, eggplant, and zucchini. I could really taste the sweetness from the roasted vegetables, and the sauce added really nice spiciness to the sandwich.
By this point I was pretty excited, I was having a hard time deciding if I should try the clean slaw or the pork sandwich or continue eating the veggie sandwich because it was so damn tasty.
When I finally switched over to the pork, it was like another surprise. This pork sandwich was seriously good. It was so different from the veggie sandwich, even though they have the same base (baguette, and other veggie toppings that all sandwiches have).
The pork was so yummy, it was moist and it had a really really nice vinegary taste. It also had a little bit of spiciness to it, but not as spicy as the veggie one. Also the caramelized onions were awesome.
I pretty much instantly fell in love with the clean slaw on my first bite. It had a explosive refreshing taste from the cilantro and mint at first. Then you’d get the crunch from the cabbage, and the flavors from coconut and nuts. All of my favorite things in a bowl, how can I not love? This mayo-less cole slaw is a really awesome, Summery side dish.
We were already talking about coming back to try their other sandwiches within minutes into our meal. All of their sandwiches have the same base, you just need to pick your own protein. They don’t like people messing with their sandwiches, and you’d actually get charged $0.25 for every ingredient you ask to take off of the sandwich. I liked that attitude.
The sandwiches all came wrapped in paper, and you are supposed to peel as you eat otherwise everything will kind of fall apart. Of course, I didn’t listen because 1. I wanted to see what it looks like, and 2. I needed to take pictures for MePlusFood. I loosely wrapped it back after I was done taking pictures, and because I did that, eating the sandwiches got a bit messy. Again, when they tell you don’t mess with their sandwiches, you don’t mess with their sandwiches.
Both sandwiches I tried were super awesome. I couldn’t decide a clear winner because they were so different. The veggie sandwich will get a bit soggy if you don’t eat it fast enough because of the sauce.
Can’t wait to go back soon for their other protein choices.
859 Hornby St
Vancouver, BC V6Z