HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >

Discussion

Looking for a great Egg Salad Sandwich

  • 17
  • Share

The last great one I had was in the sandwich shop next to NewEngland Soup factory (The Brookline location). I've been craving one and the last two I've purchased have not satisfied. Preferred location is Framingham, Newton or inbetween. TIA

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. Mayo or miracle whip?

    Actually, the pre-packaged egg salad sandwiches at Starbucks are not all that bad in a pinch. They used to be more interesting when they included a slice of havarti, but I think they no longer do.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Blumie

      Forget what I said about Starbucks! I have no doubt that all of these sandwiches are much better!

    2. Though this is NOT in your preferred location, this sandwich was so good I had to reply...I ate the egg sandwich at the Parish Cafe (Boylston). It is a signature sandwich of the sous chef there and is absolutely amazing! It was on crispy baguette with roasted tomato, arugula and an aioli...delicious!

      1. Darwin's - two locations in Cambridge - makes a good one.

        1 Reply
        1. re: LauraBear

          Darwin's would be my suggestion, too. As I recall, they put avocado on their egg salad sandwiches -- a surprisingly delicious combination.

        2. I love the egg salad at Cambridge Common. It's served on toasted multigrain bread with generous avocado slices. (As an added bonus, you can request tater tots on the side!)

          1. Ula Cafe in Jamaica Plain makes a great egg salad sandwich with green peas and fresh dill. It is served on semolina bread or in a whole wheat wrap.

            1. oooooo..great thread! How I long for Elsie's egg salad in Harvard Sq....those were the days.....I hope hounds have some good suggestions for an unadulterated version??? NO relish or other diversions....

              1. Oh man, the egg salad at High Rise Bakery (in what I believe is the Huron Village area of Cambridge) is outstanding. They have an outpost in Harvard Sq as well, but I havent' been in there, so I don't know if it's the same menu or not.

                This place is not cheap, but the egg salad is worth every messy bite. Sometimes I get them to put some of their spicy harissa on it. ...Aw crud, now I have a craving.

                1. Oxford Spa in Cambridge has a pretty good egg salad sandwich. Big chunks of egg, light mayo, mustard and sprouts. I also have them slice avocado on it. All served on whole wheat.

                  1. I'll tell you what's not a satisfying egg salad sandwich: whole foods' version. It's puzzlingly underseasoned and awfully gloopy.

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: litchick

                      agreed. Thanks for all of the suggestions. I do like the Oxford Spa sandwich. I would still like something nearer to work or home though.

                    2. How timely - I just enjoyed a great egg salad sandwich. Granted, I like it better when I make it myself, but usually I just don't feel like it, because I'd rather spend my cooking time on things more fun ;) I ate at S&S Deli in Inman Square, Cambridge. It looks pretty plain, but it tastes like way more than just mayonaise. I am not quite sure what's in it aside from very very finely diced red onion (usually I can't stomach raw onion, but I didn't even notice it but for a bit of nice flavor in this), but it's delicious. They also have great bread (I had the wheat, which was hearty and flavorful) and you can get all manner of cheeses as well as lettuce and tomato, which are very fresh and good quality. Highly recommended!

                      1. Sherman's (with bacon) -- yum
                        My girlfriend once brought one back from the porter square exchange -- simple and cheap -- premade in one of the front cases

                        1. A deli in the center of Ipswich used to do a great egg salad with a single slice of Canadian Bacon on it. Nice. The Ipswich location closed but I believe it was an off-shoot of a Marblehead Bakery/Sandwich shop. (Four Corners?)

                          1. Have you tried Joan and Ed's, I believe in Sherwood Plaza in Natick? They have them on the menu, but I haven't tried one. If you do, please let us know. It's good, solid comfort food.

                            1 Reply
                            1. re: bear

                              I have. It's just okay. I mostly go there for the pickle dish.