A delicious baguette sandwich is a beautiful thing – especially when it’s done right. I was consequently glad to come across Baguette Box in Seattle’s Capitol Hill area, because they do it right and then some.
Baguette Box is a no frills, feel-good sandwich place with style. We arrived right at opening on a lazy Sunday and were greeted by the friendly counter staff who made two great selections – drunken chicken (to foreshadow the next 2 days…?) and a veggie eggplant sandwich. Both were delicious.
The eggplant sandwich was well seasoned and did not have greasiness to it. The texture was nice, too – smooth and creamy which contrasted with the bread’s crunchy crust.
The drunken chicken sandwich was similarly well executed. It was spicy but not too spicy. I appreciated that they didn’t go overboard with the sauce to make the sandwich soggy. In fact, despite the depth of flavour, the sandwich had a lightness to it. This was no doubt the result of the fresh ingredients.
In terms of value, Baguette Box is actually pretty good. A filling sandwich (or rice bowl) rings in just under $8. Oh…and did I mention that they serve beer? I would definitely recommend this place for a pit stop on your way to Capitol Hill from Seattle downtown – a great spot to recharge, or load up on picnic goodies for a sunny summer day.