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It’s a Cookie Kinda Day – Quiznos

on December 25, 2012

December 3, 2012
Quiznos, Philadelphia PA
Chicken Carbonara Sub Sandwich
Meatball Sub Sandwich
Basil Pesto Chicken Grilled Flatbread
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Cinnamon Sugar Cookie


I have wanted to compare Quiznos’ sandwiches to those from Subway for quite some time. They are a bit more expensive, with a small size (or a 6” or so sub) costing almost $5. They do have more creative varieties, especially with their chicken sandwiches. However, it would appear to me that they are seriously overpriced.

The Chicken Carbonara Sub Sandwich tasted decent. The chicken was tender and went well with the mozzarella cheese and parmesan alfredo sauce. The smoked bacon was crispy. I ordered this on a garlic focaccia roll. The garlic flavour was very light and not very obvious but aromatic all the same. The flavours blended well together but overall was quite mild.Image

The Meatball Sub Sandwich had much more of a punch when it comes to flavour, although that of marinara sauce is quite generic. The tangy tomato goodness went well with the mozzarella and three-cheese blend. I chose the rosemary parmesan roll for this sandwich, and as I predicted the herb and cheese flavours went well with the sandwich. The server did not ask me if I wanted any vegetables in my subs so they came without any other ingredients. For the Meatball, this ended up being really plain. Thankfully, I got some vegetables on the side.

ImageThe Basil Pesto Chicken Grilled Flatbread was actually quite good. This is something that Subway does not carry so I would go to Quiznos for it. The flatbread was chewy and had the nice, plain dough flavour. The chicken was tender and the lettuce crisp and refreshing. There was a lot of pesto sauce and the flavour was quite nice and strong. However, there was perhaps a tad too much olive oil in the pesto, making it drippy and getting oil all over my hand. It also made the flatbread very slick and sticky.

ImageIt was National Cookie Day but unfortunately, the Quiznos on campus did not offer the free cookie promotion most regular stores did. I still tried two though. The Oatmeal Raisin Cookie was extremely soft and chewy. The oats added a nice, rough texture and the raisins gave it the tart and sweetness. The cookie dough was also very sweet, just the way I like it.

ImageThe Cinnamon Sugar Cookie was even sweeter and thus even better. The cinnamon chips had a good, cinnamon spice taste. The cinnamon sugar added to the already very sweet cookie dough. It had a slight under-baked taste to it, ensuring it is soft and chewy throughout. Now only if it was warm.

For similar items, Subway is definitely the way to go. However, for unique items, you have no choice but to go to Quiznos and dish out a few extra bucks. At least the ingredients are all just as fresh. Just don’t forget to ask for your toppings!

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