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May 1, 2012 12:11 PM

Seeking Eggplant Sandwich in East Bay

I would like to have an eggplant sandwich for lunch in the Berkeley/Oakland area. I would particularly like roasted eggplant, but would be willing to try other variations.


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  1. In Emeryville, Rotten City Pizza has them on occasion. Call or check their Facebook page. They're pretty good.

    In Berkeley, I saw one on the menu at Paisan, but I don't know whether it was a special.

    Also in Berkeley, Lucca has them on the menu, but the one time I tried it the eggplant was undercooked and a little bitter.

    1. Uncle dougie's in Berkeley has an awesome NY style eggplant parmesan. The only other place that comes to mind is Sportivo, but theirs is pretty awful.

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      1. re: hyperbowler

        Aren't both Uncle Dougies closed?

        1. re: wolfe

          Oh no!

          In that case, Anyone know where to get a good eggplant sandwich?

        1. I wonder if any place makes a sandwich using Japanese or Chinese eggplant, which is smaller and thinner than normal eggplant, but has a really superior texture and flavor. Any ideas?

          1. Bongo Burger. Three locations near Cal in Berkeley. Northside, Southside, and Downtown.