One of my favorite grab-n-go healthy restaurants has got to be Terri’s. Just a few blocks from Herald Square, this little joint serves up some of the most delicious vegan sandwiches and wraps my taste buds have had the pleasure of entertaining.
The service is always very warm and friendly, if not terse and a bit rushed at lunchtime. I haven’t had a problem so far, and they even let you use their sink in the back for hand-washing… a must-do for NYers before laying into your sumptuous sammich :) 3.5 out of 5 for service.
A must-try is their Meatball Sub, essentially a humungo smorgasbord of delicious textured vegan protein spheres that really hit the spot. It comes with a delightful tangy tomato marinara dipping sauce which I like to get extra of, personally. The melted mozzarella Daiya cheese is probably my favorite part, and they are quite generous with it, to my delight. It’s all put together in a fluffy yet crisp grilled squarebread that perfectly complements the protein and really fills you up. I have trouble finishing mine at times, but get around to it eventually, because it’s THAT good. 5 out of 5 carrots!
Another sandwich that is simply stellar is their Bacon Cheddar Chicken Ranch. The “chicken” is soft, but textured, and I love that they use a Smart-Bacon like bacon product, not tempeh bacon (which I personally utterly detest). The combination of the Daiya Cheddar and the Veganaise-like sauce makes for a truly zen-like lunch or even dinner experience. If you don’t like lettuce, be sure to alert them, since there is quite a large piece of lettuce inside. 4.5 out of 5 carrots!
Since Thanksgiving is coming up, it’s only appropriate to include a sandwich that is worthy of your palate before you *ahem embark on your vegan feasts. The “Thanksgiving” sandwich includes tofurky, cranberry sauce, walnuts, celery and veganaise. It’s a simple sandwich, something not too heavy that would suit any pre-gym or shopping workout. I, however, found it just a tad too bare for my taste… it was also a bit dry, since the actual sandwich did not have much in the middle. 3.5 out of 5.
On that note, get going on that Tofurky roast!! Hungry mouths await!