But thankfully, we have other options. Like the Boulder-grown chain Snarf's.
Instead of just offering one version of a veggie sandwich, Snarf's has a handful that are vegetarian- and vegan-friendly (or that can be modified to suit your non-meat or non-dairy needs), including an eggplant Parmesan sandwich, cheese-and-mushroom and portabello options, served on white or wheat bread with lettuce, mayo, mustard, hot peppers, onion, lettuce, tomato, pickles, oil and seasonings. You can also add artichokes, avocado or portabello mushrooms to your 'wich.
The sandwich in the photo is the not-so-plain vegetarian sandwich, which comes with provolone, sprouts and avocado as well as the regular toppings. We got rid of the mayo and the cheese, then added artichokes to the spread, which gives the whole meal a tangy flavor. The baguette-style bread is lightly broiled, giving it a delicious golden-brown color and crunch, and Snarf's isn't stingy with any of the toppings -- even the more expensive offerings like avocado. The hot peppers round everything off with a spicy bite; paired with Boulder Canyon's malt-vinegar-and-sea-salt potato chips, this delivery put vegetarians and vegans back into the sandwich game with a vengeance.
Snarf's has several locations throughout the metro area and Colorado; visit www.eatsnarfs.com.