Dan’s Super Subs is a tiny sub sandwich shop in Woodland Hills, located on Ventura Boulevard and very close to my apartment. They have a huge menu of over forty different subs, including three vegetarian and one vegan. Yesterday I decided to try their vegan sandwich, which they call their “healthiest sub ever”. It includes marinated eggplant, sliced avocado, black olives, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, balsamic vinegar and oil, oregano, salt and pepper, mild peppers, and pickles, served on wheat bread. I am a picky eater who is determined to try new things as I transition to a plant-based diet, but I draw the line at avocados and pickles, so I ordered mine without.
This is half of the huge sub I got… the “regular” size is a full 8 inches and fat. They load it with the ingredients, not skimping like Subway does most of the time with their “one olive slice per inch of sandwich” rule. I had never tried eggplant before, nor had I eaten a sandwich with balsamic vinegar and oil on it before. It was like eating a salad with the bread as a method of transportation from your plate to your mouth. It was a symphony of new and zesty flavors. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the eggplant was shredded, making it really easy to eat on a sandwich.
From what I have learned so far, it isn’t altogether easy to find good take-out vegan meals, so Dan’s Super Sub #29 is a great find for me. This way, when neither of us wants to cook, we can both order something from the same place.