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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.


  1. ourswimmer May 2, 2012 06:55 AM

    Cafe 15 in downtown Oakland serves an eggplant sandwich.

    1. lexdevil May 2, 2012 06:00 AM

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

      1. Tripeler 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?

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          sydthekyd May 1, 2012 06:36 PM

          Gilman Grill.

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            hyperbowler 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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            1. re: hyperbowler
              wolfe May 1, 2012 05:29 PM

              Aren't both Uncle Dougies closed?

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                hyperbowler May 1, 2012 05:41 PM

                Oh no!

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

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              ernie in berkeley 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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