Meat & Bread

Diana Chan November 13, 2010 Cafe, Dessert, Downtown, Three Beakers

Meat & Bread is a new lunch spot that opened up on Hastings right across the road from Nuba. When I first heard the name, I thought to myself, Meat & Bread…how good can it really be? As they say, its the simple things in life that makes you happy. They open only for lunch from 11am to 5pm.

Meat & Bread has a very small menu. 4 types of sandwiches. Just to note, MeatPaper is a magazine…not a food item. I really thought it was chunks of meat on paper. Mustard, Salt and Sambal are jars of their homemade sauces. When I took this picture it was about 2pm…after that everything but the porchetta was sold out.

What I love about Meat & Bread is their long table where it can be very interactive with other customers…. peering over your shoulder to see what someone else is eating or saying about the food.

CanuckGirl and I got the Porchetta sandwich ($8). You are probably wondering what porchetta is….well it’s a savory, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast. The body of the pig is gutted, deboned, arranged carefully with layers of stuffing, meat, fat, and skin, then rolled, spitted, and roasted. It’s so delicious. The fatty layers and skin gave this sandwich a nice texture.

A negative comment about this sandwich was that i found cartilage amongst the meat. CanuckGirl didn’t have that problem at all. I must have just been unlucky.

The two sauces on the parchment paper are Sambal and mustard sauce. They are house made and can be bought for $7. Luckily, you can use as much as you want on your sandwich! Sambal is a chilli sauce…and well i’m sure you know what mustard is. FYI, this mustard is better than any mustard made by Heinz!

TaiwaneseGirl got the Maple Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich  ($3). This is not any normal ice cream sandwich. I really couldn’t help watch TaiwaneseGirl eat this because she thought it was a normal ice cream sandwich…until she could taste something salty and made this really weird face. She initially thought it was ham. I thought this was very creative, but didn’t particularly wow me.

There was no more soda left, so all I got was a beer ($6). At 2pm, this was probably not a great idea since I glow like a light bulb.  The Thirsty Beaver was alright, but not an outstanding beer. I prefer my asian beers.

After finishing up at Meat & Bread, we were still not full. I wanted to go back to get another sandwich, but everything else was sold out. Pretty disappointed because I wanted to try the grilled cheese. I guess I will have to wait another day.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Best to go early to ensure nothing is sold out
  • The sauces are a must try

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

1 Comment

  1. KimHo November 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I would be disappointed as well if I went to a restaurant but find only one (out of four) dish was available! However, you got their “best” one so, in theory, it shouldn’t be that bad.

    I wasn’t impressed with the maple bacon ice cream as it wasn’t maple-y and the bacon wasn’t crisp. And, similar to you, I wasn’t “full” with one sandwich. Afterwards, I had to get a snack! >_< Still, I believe the product is good so that ought to count for something.

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