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Looking for a great Egg Salad Sandwich

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tomaneng Jul 6, 2007 07:24 AM

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

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    Blumie RE: tomaneng Jul 6, 2007 07:29 AM

    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.

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      Blumie RE: Blumie Jul 6, 2007 08:52 AM

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

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      italophile RE: tomaneng Jul 6, 2007 07:32 AM

      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. LauraBear RE: tomaneng Jul 6, 2007 07:33 AM

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

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          a_and_w RE: LauraBear Jul 9, 2007 04:45 PM

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

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          cambridgejen RE: tomaneng Jul 6, 2007 07:36 AM

          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!)

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            mud RE: tomaneng Jul 6, 2007 08:08 AM

            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. Science Chick RE: tomaneng Jul 6, 2007 08:12 AM

              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. litchick RE: tomaneng Jul 6, 2007 08:50 AM

                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. beetlebug RE: tomaneng Jul 6, 2007 09:01 AM

                  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. litchick RE: tomaneng Jul 6, 2007 01:51 PM

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

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                      tomaneng RE: litchick Jul 6, 2007 04:10 PM

                      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.

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                      cranbonite RE: tomaneng Jul 8, 2007 12:06 PM

                      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. RoseWethersfield RE: tomaneng Jul 8, 2007 01:35 PM

                        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. neil RE: tomaneng Jul 9, 2007 12:04 PM

                          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?)

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                            bear RE: tomaneng Jul 9, 2007 01:11 PM

                            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.

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                              tomaneng RE: bear Jul 9, 2007 04:42 PM

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

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