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Anything Worth Eating at Cosi?

This chain opened its first outpost in my area 6 months ago (replacing a veritable institution that couldn't afford the rent increase), and I've tried it twice--once for a forgettable sandwich, and the second time for a wretched pizza, in both cases rather expensive. But they seem to be proliferating everywhere, so maybe I'm just not focusing on their strengths, which would be??????

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  1. When we are on the road, we have stopped at a Ct branch, and I have enjoyed a salad that includes blue cheese, nuts, pears, dried cranberries, and mixed lettuces. It's served with better than average bread, and they serve excellent iced tea year around.

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    1. re: veggielover

      The signature salad! I love it. Great mix of flavors and textures. Everything else is eh.

    2. ugh i HATE cosi. The only things there that are semi decent are their salads. The sandwiches are terrible because they offer no other kind of bread except for their cosi bread which is super fattening. Nothing there tastes fresh either.

      1. Cosi isn't that bad, expensive, but not bad. I really like their salad. I was addicted to their Signature salad for a while. I tend to stay away from their sandwiches because the bread is so fattening. (I do indulge in their bread samples though). In DC & Philly they have make your own smores which I thought was cute. I don't have that at the one I go to in NJ.

        1. I liked their Tandori Chicken sandwich alright. I agree that it is a little expensive but it'll do in a pinch.

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          1. re: Faraway11

            I believe they call it the "Bombay Chicken Sandwich".

            The "Bombay Chicken Salad" is not bad either and since it comes with a bread, I eat part of the salad and then make a sandwich with the chicken and left over lettuce. 2 meals for the price of 1 ;-)

          2. When I go to Cosi, I just build my own sandwich: Cosi bread, roast beef, caramelized onions, lettuce, onions, tomato and some mayo. I think it's yummy! I specially love the bread.

            BTW, the bread is 265 calories and 3 grams of fat, I dont' think that's super fattening, maybe a little more calories than 2 slices of bread, but it's def tastier.