4.00 Stars – Overall Experience
4.00 Stars – Price
4.00 Stars – Service
4.00 Stars – Food
4.50 Stars – Atmosphere
The Farmer Sandwich
Modern industrial in design, Famo Sandwich Creations moved into a beautiful old building and managed to keep its unique charm. With exposed brick all around, the original fireplace and an open concept kitchen, Famo promises a casual atmosphere with a warm touch.
The waitress who took my order was very pleasant and she gave me 3 different hot sauces to try with my meal which I appreciated. As this isn’t a sit down dining experience (order at the counter and take a seat where you please), there’s not too much to comment on in terms of the service other than fast and friendly. I did notice that as soon as a large group left, they cleaned up promptly.
Firstly, every order comes with your choice of one of Famo’s delicious made-to-order slaws or Famo Fries. The Beet Slaw (you can also choose a Fennel Slaw or Green Apple Slaw) was bright in both flavour and colour and made a great start to the meal. The fries were fingerling potatoes (skin on) cut in half and fried. I enjoyed seeing the fries in their true form, but they were slightly under cooked. Good, but nothing crazy special. The 3 different hot sauces I was given with my meal all packed a ton of flavour – very enjoyable. The pineapple/chili hot sauce won the top spot for me with a great combination of sweet and spicy.
The sandwiches I chose for my husband and I included the Farmer and the 122. The Farmer is their only vegetarian option (although sometimes they have a daily special that is vegetarian) that includes sauteed mushrooms, balsamic vinegar, arugula and caramelized onions. One of the important things to look for in a good sandwich is a well balanced bun to filling ratio which Famo managed to do beautifully. And the ciabatta bun was fresh and had a great crunch on the outside while remaining soft on the inside. Overall a very delicious and substantial sandwich. My husband thought his 122 sandwich (slow braised pulled pork topped with a pineapple slaw) was good.
As this is a sandwich shop, Famo’s menu is fairly small and with limited vegetarian options. They only have the one option on their permanent menu. Occasionally, however, they have a Tofu sandwich on the daily special that was beyond delicious when I tried it on another visit. It was actually this sandwich that drew me into Famo and I really hope that they will consider adding it to their regular menu (pretty please Famo 😀 ).
While our meal was a little pricey, given the large sandwich with a choice of side, I think it is still reasonable considering what you get. Definitely not a price point I could stand paying everyday, but a good treat every once in a while.
Time of Lunch: 12:30pm
Date: Fri Dec 30th, 2016
For more information, please check out their website at http://famo.ca/