This is a place you’ll want to take your hungriest self for sandwiches of epic proportions.
South Dowling Sandwiches can be found in an unassuming little corner shop at the city end of – you guessed – it South Dowling Street. You’ll likely spy the long line of hungry punters well before you’ll see the shop itself.
Once you’ve made it to the front of the (quick moving) line you’ll find a short menu of sandwiches but I need only tell you about 3 of them. They all come served on the only bread on offer, white or wholemeal vienna loaf, which is just the right amount crisp crust to delicate fluffy bread ready to make a home for your fillin of choice.
1. The chicken schnitzel
Served with herb mayo and lettuce ($7.50 TA)
The chicken breast pieces – cooked all through the lunch rush and served hot – deliver a nice crunch, revealing succulent moist chicken with good flavour. The aioli is delicious, I secretly will them to put on more – though I dare not ask for obvious gluttony related reasons. Similarly I always opt for tomato on mine, a balanced diet is all important you know.
2. The chilli chicken
served with tomato pesto and lettuce ($7.50 TA) pictured with added avocado.
You’re either team schnitzel or team chilli chicken. And in this game both teams win.
A deep sticky, yet sweet, chilli sauce coats chicken pieces that are freshly grilled for your sandwich. If you get hooked on this bad boy you’ll be hooked for life. Moments will pass when you come to realise you’ve been standing there slack jawed thinking about it’s mouth filing flavour.
3. The vegetarian
The lot comes served with hommus and lettuce ($7.50 TA)
Now this has to be a contender for Sydney’s most epic vegetarian sandwich. The generosity here knows no bounds. Your vienna bread will be piled high with hommus, potato salad, AMAZING roast carrots, lentils, cabbage, roast tomato, mushrooms, zucchini, beans, arugula … I could go on. Your really need only look at it to understand why this sandwich has even the most devoted meatlovers queuing for the pleasure.
You can of course have them make your sambo any old way you like it.
As a smite to the might of the sandwich, all sandwiches are also available as epic salads. (Lets just pretend I didn’t mention that in a sandwich post.)
Gobbled & Gulped is on the hunt for Sydney’s most epic sandwich, so if you’ve got a favourite sandwich spot let me know about it! either in the comments or share your suggestion on Facebook.
You’ll find South Dowling Sandwiches at 377 South Dowling Street.