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Thanksgiving Sandwich/Wrap in Cambridge Area?

BostonCravings Nov 2, 2012 07:46 AM

To my fellow Cambridge area residents and frequenters,

Where can I find the best Thanksgiving wrap or sandwich? Turkey, cranberry, stuffing, etc. Now that Fall is in full swing I'm having a huge craving, but don't know where to go to get my fix! I'm willing to travel, but Harvard Square, Inman Square, and Central Square areas would be the most convenient.

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    mkfisher Aug 16, 2013 05:33 AM

    Figaro's has this as a special once every few weeks. They add bacon to the usual turkey, stuffing, cranberry, mayo, and throw it in a white wrap. It's quite good, but does have a tendency to get a little watery towards the bottom. Not my favorite thing on their menu.

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      makonna Aug 15, 2013 02:23 PM

      Although I haven't had one in a long time, Pemberton's has a Mayflower that is fresh roasted turkey,sage stuffing,
      cranberry relish, lettuce and mayo on sour dough. And you can pick up other tasty treats while you are there.

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        wonderwoman Aug 15, 2013 05:14 PM

        + 1 on the pemberton mayflower. it's been a while for me as well. hope they've maintained the quality.

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        julieapfel Aug 15, 2013 01:28 PM

        It's not in Cambridge (but I am seeing a lot of recs outside the city so I'll throw one in too). Linden Deli in Wellesley. It's called the Thanksgiving and it's fantastic. They use all Boars Head.

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          Gabatta Aug 15, 2013 01:58 PM

          Is all Boars Head a good thing? I'd much prefer/expect fresh roast turkey in my Thanksgiving sandwich..

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            julieapfel Aug 15, 2013 02:25 PM

            It's just a deli so I wouldn't necessarily expect it. It's still a delicious deli sandwich as long as you know what to expect.

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            fantundo Aug 15, 2013 07:29 PM

            And if you're going out into the suburbs, Nellio's Gourmet Farms in Lexington makes a wonderful "turkey terrific-" if it's not already bad enough, you can even have it with bacon. The turkey is moist and plentiful, as is the stuffing. I don't like stuffing too sage-y, and I consider this near perfect.

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            addiez Aug 15, 2013 12:48 PM

            The Boston Foodie just reviewed the Thanksgiving sandwich at the Earl of Sandwich: http://thebostonfoodie.blogspot.com/2...

            1. Dea Nov 6, 2012 07:08 AM

              I haven't tried it, but recently got an email from BoLoCo annoucing the return of their Thanksgiving wrap. I already deleted the email, and the wrap isn't on their website as far as I can tell, but if you're near a Boloco it might be worth checking into.

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                Splendid Spatula Nov 6, 2012 09:26 AM

                I was just thinking that their predecessor in that spot in Harvard Square had a Thanksgiving-style wrap - turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. And wondering if Boloco has it, too.

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                hrmg Nov 2, 2012 05:12 PM

                New England Soup Factory "Fallwich": Turkey, sweet potato, cranberry mustard

                Don't overlook the Cosi Turkey & Stuffing sandwich. Yeah, it's fast food, but it's not terrible.

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                  Gabatta Nov 2, 2012 10:49 AM

                  I was previously a fan of The Pilgrim at Cardullos. However the last time I had it, the sandwich was noticeably more stingy with fillings the last time I had it, and the turkey was slided deli turkey rather than the normal roast turkey. Hopefully this was a one off. We shall see.

                  Pemberton Farms in north Cambridge, does a decent version, though I haven't had it in several years.

                  I had a good version from Savenors recently, though I don't think its on their regular menu.

                  Above all, I would opt for a ride to Lexington if you have some extra time to try the version at Nellio's.

                  I have never gotten the allure of ASSBAR other than their fries and rings. The last time I had the gobbler there, the cranberry stuff was overly tart, contributing to a subpar sandwich.

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                    fantundo Nov 5, 2012 09:13 PM

                    I agree; Nellio's turkey terrific sets the standard.

                  2. MichaelB Nov 2, 2012 09:40 AM

                    1369 Coffeehouse in Central Square has had an excellent Gobbler for the last few weeks. I always seem to go there on wednesdays so I'm not sure if they have it every day but I've really enjoyed it. (Their sandwiches in general are reliably good.) Good french loaf bread (probably Nashoba or maybe Pain D'Avignon), well-seasoned stuffing, moist (but not slimy) turkey, a bit of mayo, and - the only flaw - not quite enough cranberry sauce. If they added a little more cranberry sauce it would be perfect. I haven't tried the one at All Star - sounds a little more cheffy (and delicious) - this one is basic but very satisfying.

                    1. FinnFPM Nov 2, 2012 07:56 AM

                      All-Star Sandwich Bar -- they serve a sandwich called "The Gobbler," and they're right in Inman Square. Seems to be exactly what you're looking for.

                      1. viperlush Nov 2, 2012 07:55 AM

                        My favorite is the Gobbler as All Star in Inman. Turkey, apple sausage stuffing, orange cran relish, and gravy. Newtowne Variety on Windsor (down by Main Street) has a pretty good Thanksgiving sandwich, but I don't know if it is one the regular menu or just a special.

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                          jgg13 Nov 2, 2012 10:42 AM

                          You know, I normally love the thanksgiving sandwiches but I hated the one at all star. I think it was the relish - normally when I don't like them that's what throws it off, while I like uppity relish for actual thanksgiving I want something more akin to ocean spray on my sandwich.

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                            viperlush Nov 2, 2012 12:21 PM

                            Makes sense. I enjoy all relishes on my turkey sandwiches as long as they aren't too sweet. It's been awhile since I've had it, but for me it's the stuffing. I don't enjoy gloppy/soggy/dense stuffing. So for me to have enjoyed it I must have liked the stuffing.

                            In the past I've also liked the Turkey Wrap at Verrill Farm in Concord. I like the addition of walnut cream cheese to the normal turkey, cranberry, and stuffing. Adds creaminess and crunch.

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                              NYA Joe Aug 14, 2013 03:02 PM

                              I vote NO to All Star's Gobbler...very, very dry meat, the big no-no for a sandwich. I just had it today. Other sandwiches were good, but this one was a non-starter. Plus the cranberry relish, as someone else said, was way tart/sour and not sweet at all. Bread was OK...stuffing was stingy. Nothing special here, folks.

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