I am a huge fan of Purgatory Pizza’s vegan pizza. If you haven’t see the blog on that check it out here. I found out they now have vegan sandwiches as well. I was thrilled and so I stopped by to try them and, just my luck, they were out of bread! I ended up getting delicious pizza instead. The guy working told me that they would have bread by the next day. I didn’t get a chance to go back right away but 2 days later I tried again and they were STILL out of bread. It’s not difficult to run to the store and get bread so this was a little ridiculous but I wasn’t giving up on eventually getting to try these elusive sandwiches. Last night I called before I made the drive over to Purgatory and they actually had bread this time! I ordered both the vegan grilled cheese, made with cheddar Daiya and tomato, and the vegan pesto chicken sandwich with Gardein chicken, spinach, tomato, mozzarella Daiya cheese, pesto, basil and vegenaise. They also were able to make the sausage sandwich vegan for me even though it is listed as not vegan on their menu. They use field roast sausage, mozzarella Daiya cheese, marinara sauce, onions & peppers.
The vegan grilled cheese was first and I was not impressed. Two normal slices of bread with a dab of cheese and they forgot the tomato. Tasted fine but for $4.50 not worth it. This one gets a 2 out of 10. Grilled cheese is something super easy to make at home so if you offer it in a restaurant it needs to be different.
Next I tried the field roast sausage sandwich which was much larger on a toasted french roll. It is supposed to come with onions & peppers but the cook must have been forgetful that day because there was none on my sandwich. Luckily I hate onions so I didn’t mind but I would have enjoyed the peppers. There was an ample amount of “sausage” and the marinara sauce was great. A perfect amount of Daiya cheese as well. It was definitely messy to eat and the picture doesn’t really do it justice but I would give it an 8 out of 10. Totally worth the $5.50.
I definitely saved the best for last… the Gardein chicken pesto sandwich was amazing!! It had all the ingredients promised on the menu and was also on a large french roll so it was very filling. It cost $6.50. I would give it a 10 out of 10. Good job Purgatory!
If you decide to try any of these vegan sandwiches CALL BEFORE YOU GO! If you can’t call and they are out of bread (which I was told happens often) you can always grab a pizza.