Pret A Manger (again)
In spite of all the fuss that I kicked up yesterday about the wheat bread that these guys use, somehow the thought of this place's sandwiches was still stuck in my head today, so I headed back over for a quick bite.
This time I tried a couple other sandwiches, including the Christmas Lunch that they so proudly boasted about, as well as the Roast Beef sandwich. The first one was pretty much what I expected, although there was one surprise again: the presence of fried shallots inside, which gave it a nice touch without providing too much dragon breath. By this time, I was expecting all of their sandwiches to have some surprising ingredient inside (like the pine nuts yesterday and the aforementioned fried shallots), so I was actually rather disappointed to find that the Roast Beef sandwich was the most basic and traditional of them all. Actually, this in the end turned out to be very welcome, with just a simple horseradish spread and straightforward meat...nothing chi-chi about this. Good.
Since the two half sandwiches were still a bit small, I made sure to get a bowl of soup today too. The Sausage Hot Pot sounded the most interesting out of today's three selections, so I grabbed that. But it was a bummer, as the sausage was neither the spicy nor greasy kind that I would have wanted.
Well, to those that share my concerns about wheat bread and the small sized sandwiches, I did notice that they had some bigger ones on baguette that could easily address both of those issues. Unfortunately I did not notice those until after I had started eating.