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Seeking Eggplant Sandwich in East Bay

kzukor May 1, 2012 12:11 PM

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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    ernie in berkeley RE: kzukor May 1, 2012 04:21 PM

    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.

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      hyperbowler RE: kzukor May 1, 2012 04:50 PM

      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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        wolfe RE: hyperbowler May 1, 2012 05:29 PM

        Aren't both Uncle Dougies closed?

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          hyperbowler RE: wolfe May 1, 2012 05:41 PM

          Oh no!

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

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        sydthekyd RE: kzukor May 1, 2012 06:36 PM

        Gilman Grill.

        1. Tripeler RE: kzukor May 1, 2012 09:53 PM

          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. lexdevil RE: kzukor May 2, 2012 06:00 AM

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

            1. ourswimmer RE: kzukor May 2, 2012 06:55 AM

              Cafe 15 in downtown Oakland serves an eggplant sandwich.

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