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Meal #65: Lunch

Ham and hard-boiled egg sandwich with lettuce and tomato, Paris, France

This was our first lunch in Paris.  We popped into a small sandwich shop for a quick lunch.  My sandwich was on nice bread that was chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside but sweeter than a baguette.  The ham was nice, and I liked the sliced hard-boiled eggs.  The vegetables were not the best, but overall, it was a decent sandwich for a quick lunch.

Prosciutto with goat cheese and arugula and olive oil, Paris, France
A somewhat disappointing sandwich.  All the ingredients sound delicious, but the bread was so big, it completely overwhelmed the delicate flavors.

Meal #42: Lunch

Prosciutto and tomato sandwich with mushroom risotto, Pret A Manger, London, UK

Pret A Manger, what else would I eat?  I just love Pret so much, how will I live without it back in DeKalb?  This was a truly great sandwich.  Silky prosciutto with fresh tomato and lettuce and a bit of mayonnaise, all on an artisan baguette.  The risotto was great as well, very smooth and extra mushroomy.  The grape and elderflower soda was crisp and floral and refreshing, as always.

Meal #39: Lunch

Cheddar and pickle sandwich with tomato soup, Pret A Manger, Oxford, UK

Another amazing lunch from Pret A Manger! Not really French at all, but so good all the same. This was a very good cheddar and pickle sandwich with a cup of smooth and tasty tomato soup. I normally don’t like tomato soup, but today I decided to be brave and put all my trust in the Pret. It paid off, this was a very simple but very tasty lunch.

Meal #25: Lunch

Prosciutto, cheese, tomato, basil, and mayo on artisan bread, Pret, Oxford, UK

I ate at Pret, again.  Sorry.  It’s so good and they believe in sustainability, local  food, and keeping preservatives/steroids/dyes/enhancers/etc out of the food.  They don’t have organic food, which kind of sucks, but all of their food is all-natural, which is the next best thing.  ALL of their packaging is recycled and recyclable!  I wish we had Pret A Manger in the US.

Oh yeah, and I ate a sandwich.  It was very good.  The bread, baked fresh daily, was crunchy and slightly salted.  The prosciutto was so smooth and also salty.  The tomatoes were fresh and sweet, and the basil, even though I normally don’t like basil so much, was a good addition to the party in my mouth.  The perfect amount of homemade mayonnaise tied everything together.  The sparkling apple was simple, sweet, and had real apple flavor, (probably all the apple juice they put in it.)  I’m so glad I found this place!  It will be hard for me to stay away from it.

Meal #23: Lunch

Chicken and bacon sandwich with soup, Pret, Oxford, UK

Pret is my new favorite lunch spot, it’s like Eat. but better.  They sell sandwiches and salads and soups and weird drinks with a flair for interesting combinations that are inexpensive as well as delicious.  My sandwich was awesome!  Marinated grilled chicken that was slightly shredded and added to the mayonnaise, layered with thick pieces of salty English bacon, and a fresh punch of mixed greens.  The soup was a bacon and tomato with crème fraiche.  I normally don’t go for tomato soups, but it sounded so good, I just had to get it.  And it was well worth it, so creamy and smooth with chunks of that amazing salty English bacon.  The drink was pretty great as well, it was another “no nasties” sparkling beverage flavored this time with grape and elderflower!  It was more tart than sweet, but also very pleasantly aromatic.  Overall, it was a great lunch!  I will be back to Pret again!

Meal #18: Dinner

The new chicken temptation, Subway, Oxford, UK

My pence-pinching friends and I were hungry while hanging out at Stu’s, and they wouldn’t go anywhere else but Subway for food.  They love it.  I got the new chicken temptation.  It was a breaded and baked chicken breast.  For Subway, it really wasn’t too terrible, but it was still Subway.  When I told him black olives, he put three slices of olives on my sub, three.  A little bit stingy on the toppings over here.