As a huge food network junkie I saw this place in a Man vs. Food episode where Adam ordered a monstrous sandwich. The place looked packed and the food looked good so I thought that I would brave the storms and get the inside scoop for my faithful readers.
Two things that stand out about this place – Long lines mean a descent wait for your food, and the Dutch Crunch Bread – holy moly delicious.
I made a special trip to review this location, the place is pretty basic with really nowhere to eat. there is a sign at the register with ideas on where to take an Ikes Sub. I ordered up a sandwich that had turkey bacon and avocado with a healthy smattering of Ikes “Dirty Sauce” which looked to have perhaps some roasted garlic, and may some balsamic, or Worcestershire sauce. Not sure, it looked like brown mayonnaise. It was good, but HEAVY and dripping with ingredients, very messy. I definitely felt weighed down for several hours, but the food was great. Definitely hit up this spot if you are in the area!!
With at least as much intensity that I love Italian Food, I love, love, a sandwich for lunch. I am on the lookout for the best sandwich on the globe; but ill start with Monterey Bay.
The Bakery Station was recently opened in Salinas in an old gas station. The have redone it with a hip-retro rehab that makes it very inviting. It is indeed small venue so I take my sandwiches on the road with me. But the neat thing about this place is that they bake their own breads for their sandwiches, and they have some very inventive concepts.
The sandwich that I ordered was a VW. Which consists of Swiss Cheese, Carrots, Sprouts, Tomatoes, red onions, Jalapeno with a fresh made Aoli one homemade Wheat Bread. If you are in the area, give it a shot!
Ambiance/Décor – 3.4 hip looking, not a lot of room though
Initial Greeting/Seating – 4.0 friendly staff
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Food Quality – 4.0 very good
Price – $ – 7 bucks a sandwhich basically
Overall rating (out of 5 stars) – 3.8 – in the sandwhich category darn good.