On a cold-ish day after doing back to back to back VO2max tests at the Lung Centre at Edmonton General:
Nina and I need to grab late lunch. I’m not overly familiar with the downtown area just yet, so we just go to the first thing we see: Press’d
Press’d is a panini-press style sandwich shop. It’s certainly a few steps up from Subway. We’re the only ones in the place, and we’re greeted by an overly enthusiastic staff member. I always ask them what their favorite thing to eat in the restaurant is. After all, they work often, and probably have had everything on the menu.
Anyways, I really feel like a sandwich and a soup. And so the recommendation was that I got the tomato bisque and the turkey pesto sandwich.
Not a bad sandwich! Fresh ingredients, a little cold for a pressed panini though. Wish they had upped the filling to bread ratio, but the focaccia was crispy, good flavor from the rosemary, and certainly tasted like it was baked that day. The soup was actually a hit- I like that they put a decent amount of creme in it.
Overall, this place isn’t a slam dunk, but a very good place to get a sandwich. If I am downtown I’ll certainly stop in (Jasper Ave), but I don’t think I would have a craving that would send me out there just for this sandwich.
Solid performance, very clean restaurant. Helpful staff, but no WOW factor for me.
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