Lin at Lunch – Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe
It seems seldom to me that a brand’s motto is true. Or at least it’s not obvious how it is true. This week I experienced a great lunch by what seems like an incredible brand: Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe.
It’s such a simple motto: Fresh. (My food cooked to order with fresh ingredients.) Healthy. (There’s no trans fat in any of the food here.) Delicious. (And it was).
For lunch this week, I again headed to the City Place food court at 8 Park Plaza. Due to their close proximity to Emerson College, Sandella’s offers a 5% student discount. Work as a public servant? You get a 5% discount, too. Work at Tufts Medical Center? You’ll be saving 5% also. It’s admirable that in this economy Sandella’s is doing its part to make your meal as affordable as possible. And then they go one step further with a donations box at the cash register for a local cause (i.e. Floating Hospital for Children) in case you’d like to donate that 5% you just saved, or maybe even more.
Now on to lunch!
11:47 Left office (within walking distance to Sandella’s)
11:57 Ordered lunch
12:01 Picked up food
12:08 Back office
Sandella’s is located in a food court, where there is plenty of seating available for all dining patrons. I had some work to finish at my desk, so I brought my pizza back to my office. The sturdy cardboard to-go box facilitated this process and I was ready to eat.
Parmegiano Grill Flatbread ($6.99): Grilled chicken, ham, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and (light) ranch dressing.
I was really pleased with my decision. The flatbread was thin and crispy. The ingredients were evenly distributed across each slice. It satisfied my lunch appetite (I ate the whole thing!) but without making me feel too full. The ranch dressing was used in place of a tomato sauce as the base; the amount of dressing was appropriate, giving the flatbread a nice flavor without seeming like there was actual salad dressing all over it. Other menu items include wraps and paninis, quesadillas, salads and rice bowls, all of which incorporate a flatbread.
Next time you are looking for a quick, healthy and affordable lunch, check out Sandella’s Flatbread Cafe, where their friendly staff will be more than happy to whip up a fresh meal for you.
What’s your favorite fast-casual lunch spot?