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What to order at Joan's on Third

allisonteal Dec 8, 2006 04:30 PM

I am going here for lunch on Sunday - what are the best things to order - for lunch and dessert?


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    glutton Dec 8, 2006 04:31 PM

    I'm a big fan of their beet salad. Also, I like their cupcakes -- much better than Sprinkles IMO. Those are my favorites, but I should be clear that everything I've eaten here has been top notch.

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      alexfood Dec 8, 2006 04:44 PM

      We order delivery from there often; I like the thinly-sliced mortadella sandwich, the ham & brie sandwich or the chicken salad sandwich on a baguette.

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        JudiAU Dec 8, 2006 04:55 PM

        The mortadella sandwich is very good, especially without the mustard and the crusty roll. The chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are usually freshly based (the others often aren't) and tasty.

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        1. re: JudiAU
          meganinlosfeliz Dec 8, 2006 05:15 PM

          I love Joan's - we used to live behind it and I went all the time. My all time favorite was the prosciutto sandwich on baguette, though I never had anything I didn't like (we also would order the tuna sandwich, the mac n cheese, the trio of salads, the soups, and the turkey meatloaf, but only cold and light on the sauce). I also agree re the cupcakes, but only the ones with filling (chocolate w/ cream or the chocolate peanut butter). Avoid the coconut and those with choc and vanilla sprinkles - they were always stale (or maybe just dry?) when I ordered them.

          1. re: meganinlosfeliz
            Newkie Dec 8, 2006 05:48 PM

            I second pretty much everything you just said! I waver between the prosciutto w/mozz and chicken salad sandwiches, though I prefer them on the round roll (I find the baguette a little dry for my taste). I adore the mac n cheese and everything from the salad case is always good (you can ask to sample them if you're having a hard time deciding). The goat cheese salad is pretty good too.

            Personally, I stopped ordering the cupcakes b/c I always found them to be dry, but maybe I just need to get the ones with filling? I'll try that next time! Their caramel dipped marshmallows are also really good. Yumm....talking about this is making me hungry! Think I'll have to take a trip this weekend!

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          frenchdisco Dec 8, 2006 05:45 PM

          My personal favorite there is their lentil salad. It's always so rich, nutty and flavorful without being too overwhelmingly saucy. And yes, I'll just add my kudos on their cupcakes, which are fantastic indeed. Sandwiches really can't be beat, particularly their tuna!

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          1. re: frenchdisco
            allisonteal Dec 8, 2006 06:46 PM

            Thanks everyone for your suggestions!!! I am going to have a hard time deciding, but good thing my husband likes to share!

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            tannazie Dec 9, 2006 01:29 AM

            I always get the trio of salads, and I particularly like the butter beans. Having said that, the soups are always really good too. The marshmallow chocolate cupcakes are pretty delicious, they also have this buttermilk berry biscuit thing that has lots of fresh berries and is really really good (ask them to heat it up!). Pesto salmon is also nice if you want something more substantial.

            I've never tried the mac and cheese, but I hear it's pretty decadent and delicious.

            Also, their espresso drinks are quite good, both hot and iced.

            And my very favorite thing there, is the chocolate bouchon, which I gushed about here:

            1. blackbookali Dec 9, 2006 01:35 AM

              Almost everything is good there. Personal faves are maple chicken on whole grain, tuna melt, mortadella and sheeps milk gouda, chicken milanese. Not so hot on the roast beef(a little bland IMO) and the tarragon chicken salad isnt a fav either. But even the bad tsuff there is awesome compared to a lot of other places. The deli section has great stuff, more expensive but you gte what you pay for.

              1. adelly Dec 9, 2006 04:02 AM

                chinese chicken salad...mmmm

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                1. re: adelly
                  ayana Jan 2, 2007 11:33 PM

                  nobody has mentioned the pickles, which come with the sandwiches. They also sell them in jars. I loooove them.

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                  kproq323 Jan 3, 2007 01:00 AM

                  Don't forget to grab a handful of modjeskas on your way out...

                  1. SauceSupreme Jan 3, 2007 03:09 AM

                    I'm a big fan of the club sandwich. The bacon is perfectly cremated.

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