Serious Eats Sandwich Festival: Vegetarian Life at the Fest

Editor's note: The Serious Eats All-Star Sandwich Festival is just a few days away, on July 23 on New York's Governor's Island. Have you bought your tickets yet?


Serious Eaters can be vegetarians, too, and we don't want our meat-abstaining friends to miss out. Sure, there are some sandwiches that won't appeal to you, but there's a serious meatless lineup to keep you happy.

You walk in, check in, and start nibbling on needs-no-adornment pizza bianca from Sullivan Street Bakery, as you mosey over to the 'wichcraft stand, for their exclusive-to-the-Fest sandwich of zucchini and ricotta with tomato and olive oil. Then maybe it's a glass of Oregon Pinot gris before a crunchy, tangy veggie banh mi from Banh Mi Zon... and, heck, while you're at it, a grilled peanut butter, honey, and banana sandwich from Peanut Butter & Co.. What better to wash down the lingering peanut butter than Nebraska Brewing Company's barrel-aged Apricot Au Poivre Saison? Take a few sips as you ponder whether to hop over for our favorite falafel in New York, or a sundae from the Big Gay Ice Cream crew, or a People's Pop, or heck, another beer...

You get the idea. You might not be able to hit up every sandwich stand, but there's more than enough for a formidable picnic lunch with your fellow Serious Eaters.

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