Take Out Recs: Erewhon, Susina, and Joans
It's that time of year again... when my softball season has me playing at Pan Pacific Park right behind the Grove. These games take place after work so I need to stop by and pick up something quick to fuel my bombs... Last year I did the Farmer's Market and am a bit burned out.
So this year I was thinking of branching out and three take out places that come to mine are Erewhon Market, Susina and Joans on 3rd (I'm already pretty familiar with the take out options at Whole Foods). The question is, what to 'take out'. Any recs on Sandwiches or other chow at either places, or other take out options nearby?
Ooh! I love Joans on 3rd. I have to admit that I haven't bought anything for takeout, but whatever I did have there was from the cold case and DH had a sandwich. The pickle that went with the sandwich was really delicious! Crunchy, not too sour, not too sweet. The veggie sandwich was good, but a little small IMHO for the price. However, other meatier ones might be more substantial. I always go for their 'pick-3-items-from-the-cold-case-combo' for about $9 and that is filling. I like their (roasted?) beet salad that has a nice suprise of chopped apples. They make a mean caprese type salad with chopped tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. Also a very tasty, though oily couscous salad with dried fruit and nuts. Their mac'n'cheese is supposed to be legendary (blocks of it in the cold case that you reheat at home), but it looks like I might have to hit the gym all next week. Did I say anything about the cupcakes? Ask for the one with a marshmallow center. Yummy!
Joan's On Third has great daily specials, and their web site lists them by day, as well as the regular menu, and you can get an idea of the depth of your dining options.
I typically order out of the deli case, and have never been disappointed, not even close to it!
I don't know what direction you're coming from or what time the games start, but you could probably call ahead and place an order with BreadBar (closes at 7), then run in and pick up your order. Same with Doughboys (which is open much later). I love both places a lot, and have always enjoyed everything I've ordered at either place.
I don't know how late Eat Well (in the old Cafe Tartine) space is open, nor have I ever eaten there, but that's another option.