Sandwiches seem to be a favourite with the work crowd. Or so it seems to me, with so many shops clustered so close together. I don’t think I’ll ever understand the hype – I have yet to be blown away by any sandwich I’ve had so far in town. Well, I randomly stumbled upon some reviews that claimed Big Daddy’s Sandwich Co was worth checking out. Cheap prices and generous portions? Sounds like a good combo to me.
Their Friday special sounded tasty. Pulled pork on what looked like a cheese bun.
Menu is all about the sandwiches: fresh, subs, donairs and then soups/salads. There’s also a breakfast menu available from 8am to 11am weekdays.
Service is pretty fast and run by a friendly family of Filipinos. They were already out of their beef barley soup (not sure how that happened as we arrived just past noon).
Our famous clubhouse sandwich combo ($13.50)
You choose your type of bread (white, brown and multigrain), whether you want it toasted and then can customize what exactly you want for toppings. Options that I remember are tomato, cucumber, red onion, alfalfa sprouts, banana peppers, cheese (three types: swiss, mozzarelo and provolone?), mustard, mayo. They also throw a dill pickle on your tray for good measure.
Tuna salad sandwich ($8.50)
My buddy L went with the tuna salad. Again, pretty standard and simple. The first few bites I wasn’t that impressed as the tuna had a dry, stale texture to it but it got better after those initial bites. Kind of like Parks and Recreation after Season 1. Season 1 starts out impressively unimpressive but after that, it’s dyno-mite.
The hunt continues for the best sandwich in town. If you’re stuck in this area, Sandwich & Sons is probably your best bet. Sorry Big Daddy’s but you need to step yo game up.
Big Daddy’s Sandwich Co.
15039 118 Avenue